AC Milan Striker, Olivier Giroud tests positive for Covid-19

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

France international striker Olivier Giroud has tested positive to Coronavirus, and this has resulted in France failing to call him for their world cup qualifiers matches.

Olivier has being the country’s second-highest goalscorer behind Thierry Henry.

An official statement released by his club AC Milan, states that:

“Giroud tested positive in a molecular swab carried out at home”, he is doing well but must remain in protective isolation”, also [he] has not had contact with the rest of the team since the league match against Cagliari”.

Giroud began his senior club career playing for hometown club Grenoble, before he signed with Tours in 2008, aged 21.

He is his country’s second-highest all-time goalscorer, receiving the Bronze Boot as joint second-highest goalscorer as France finished runner-up at UEFA Euro 2016. He later won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and appeared at UEFA Euro 2020.

In July 2021, he got permanently transferred to AC Milan from Chelsea on a two-year contract. While playing for his new club, Milan against Cagliari on 29 August, Giroud scored his first goals. The game ended in a 4–1 win against Cagliari.

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