In fact, Giroud has failed to even get any of his 13 shots on target thus far - the most off-target shots a player has had at a World Cup since 1966.
Sunday French paper Le Journal du Dimanche also devoted several pages to the friendship and rivalry between the two countries and attached an excerpt from an Asterix comic book showing a dispute between Belgian and Gallic chieftains.
Meanwhile, Belgium will be without the suspended Thomas Meunier after he picked up a second caution of the tournament in his side's 2-1 win over Brazil.
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France progressed to the semi's following a 2-nil victory over Colombia and head coach Didier Deschamps will be hoping his charges maintain the positive momentum in what is expected to be an exciting match up against Belgium.
After a poor outing against the US in the final tune-up, Giroud, 31, did not start the opener against Australia, but when France struggled against the Socceroos, head coach Didier Deschamps brought on Giroud, who was involved in the buildup that led to the winning goal late in the game.
"I'm not jealous. There's a lot of mutual respect".
- Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 14 games for Belgium (eight goals, six assists).
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"But he is someone I really appreciate, I'm happy for him".
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For me, he is the best young footballer on the planet.
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