Olivier Giroud set to start the Denmark game on the bench

Former Chelsea and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud emerged as an instrumental figure for France in their game against Austria on Thursday evening.

According to what is reported by L’Équipe, Giroud could start Sunday’s game against Denmark on the bench. The report understands that Christopher Nkunku could get the nod over the 35-year-old.

The Milan forward had one of his best games for the national side during the midweek. From orchestrating the holdup play by being the focal point in Les Bleus’ attack to scoring the second goal of the night for the home side, Giroud proved his credibility as a striker in their 2-0 win over Austria.

France play Denmark in what will be their final Nations League fixture before the Qatar World Cup. Although the recent training sessions have not indicated how Didier Deschamps could line up his men, Christopher Nkunku is expected to lead the line for the defending world champions on Sunday.

In other stories, Alphonse Areola should be in the starting line-up for France, while doubts linger over the fitness of Ousmane Dembélé, who has reportedly been carrying a calf injury.

GFFN | Jyotirmoy Halder

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