How UEFA’s recent decision may affect Olivier Giroud

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A crisis meeting was held by UEFA on Tuesday to determine the fates of Euro 2020 alongside the Champions League and Europa League.

It has been confirmed that the Euro 2020 tournament billed for this summer has been shifted until next year.

One player that will be hit by this news is Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. This summer’s Euro 2020 tournament is expected to be Giroud’s last Euros and probably his last international competition with the France national team.

Giroud played a key part to help France win the World Cup in 2018 and is very much appreciated by France boss Didier Deschamps. However, one thing he doesn’t have on his side is age.

Giroud will be 34 in September and the striker surely won’t be playing very regularly if he goes to a top club next season, and Didier Deschamps message to him has been very clear – to make the team, he needs to play regular football.

Surely, Giroud will think hard of the next club to sign for once his contract with Chelsea expires at the end of the season.

While it would have been easier to make the France squad for this summer’s Euros, Giroud will know that to make the squad for next season will not be an easy one.

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