There are some records in football that are simply unbelievable. You just can't find the perfect words to describe such records.
Records in football may be negative or positive, but whichever category a record belongs to, it is simply difficult for fans to forget.
Let's have a look below:
Olivier Giroud, during the Russia 2018 World Cup, made an unusual record.
The Chelsea striker played a total of 546 minutes at the World Cup without having a single shot on target.
France National Team were grouped alongside Australia, Peru and Denmark in Group C.
The Frenchman failed to start in France opening fixture against Australia. However, he came on a substitute for the remaining 20 minutes but failed to pose any threats during the encounter.
On Matchday 2 against Peru, Olivier Giroud made the starting eleven. Although his physical presence created space for Mbappe and Griezmann to exploit, he never finds the back of the net.
In the knockout stages, Olivier Giroud lack of action continued for France.
Olivier Giroud played all four (4) fixtures at the knockout stages including the final fixture against Croatia which France won 4-2.
Olivier Giroud ended up winning the World Cup with France, but his failure to grab a single shot on target is one of the negative stat by a striker at a major World Cup.
Olivier Giroud's total minutes played at the Russia World Cup:
1. France 2 vs Australia 1 (20 minutes)
2. France 1 vs Peru 0 (90 minutes)
3. Denmark vs France (90 minutes)
4. France 4 vs Argentina 3 (90 minutes)
5. Uruguay 0 vs France 2 (90 minutes)
6. France 1 vs Belgium 0 (85 minutes)
7. France 2 vs Croatia 0 (81 minutes).
Giroud's total minutes played = 546 minutes.
7 games, 546 minutes of football with no single shot on target for the Frenchman!
There you have it!
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