Picture : Olivier Giroud has scored his 51st goal for France, equaling Thierry Henry as top goal-scorer of “Les Bleus”.
The statistics on 2022 World Cup day 3 (22 November)
*Argentina became in the game vs Saudi Arabia (1-2) the first team in World Cup history to field 4 players aged 34+ in the starting lineup (Lionel Messi, Nicolás Otamendi, Ángel Di María and Papu Gómez).
*Argentina has been caught offside 7 times in the first half, something not seen in a World Cup match since 16 June 2002 (9 offsides for Spain against the Republic of Ireland in the first halftime).
*Argentina were never caught offside within a halftime so often in a World Cup match before. Their maximum was 6 offsides, repeated 3 times: vs Uruguay (2nd half) in 1986, vs Hungary (2nd half) in 1982, vs Francia (1st half) in 1978.
*Argentina have lost a World Cup game after leading at half-time for the first time since 1930 (the final against Uruguay, 2-1 at half-time and 2-4 at end).