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Olivier Giroud. 30 September 1986.

Happy birthday to the man who will always make me smile whether in good or bad days. Thank you for being who you are, to have so many values to be transmitted to people. Your career will be long and I know it. Never doubt yourself and that no matter what people say! Here we love you and always love you.

Replaced by Eliaquim Mangala in the French group for the two qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup against Bulgaria and the Netherlands and after an exchange with Didier Deschamps, Jérémy Mathieu explained that he was ending his international career. The Barcelona defender wants to leave room for the young players in preparation for the next World Cup.

“I’ll be 35 years old, to me it seems complicated,” he explained. He ensures that there wasn’t any problem with the coach, nor any bitterness after being forced to abandon the Euro because of his injury. “In my career, I have not had luck with Les Bleus.”

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