France World Cup winner Stéphane Guivarc'h has defended Olivier Giroud over his Russian campaign.
The Chelsea striker won the World Cup with Les Bleus, despite not having a shot on target throughout the tournament.
Guivarc'h told BFM TV: "I badly started the competition in 1998 by hurting myself, I took a little time to come back, it was necessary to be repaired.
"It was complicated. I'm a little sad for Giroud. He made a good World Cup overall. He fought on the front of the attack, unfortunately he was not rewarded. Still, he is a good player.
"He's scored 31 goals for the France team. What can we blame him for? Afterwards, it is the collective notion that prevails.
"They all made a good World Cup and are world champions."