Giroud gives France 1-0 halftime lead over Poland

Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Round of 16 - France v Poland - Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar - December 4, 2022 France's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

DOHA, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Olivier Giroud became France's all-time top scorer after his strike before the break gave the holders a 1-0 lead over Poland at halftime in their World Cup last-16 clash on Sunday.

Holders France dominated the opening exchanges and Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny denied Aurelien Tchouameni and Ousmane Dembele before Kylian Mbappe set up Giroud to fire home in the 44th minute.

Reporting by Hritika Sharma, editing by Ed Osmond

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