Giroud fulfills promise as he shaves hair after France's World Cup win

Giroud fulfills promise as he shaves hair after France's World Cup win

- Chelsea star Olivier Giroud shaves hair following World Cup win in Russia

- The 31-year-old had promised to have a hair cut if France emerged champions

- Hugo Lloris, Rami and Blaise Matuidi also promised to do a number of challenges

France international Olivier Giroud has lived up to his promise as he shaved his head after winning the World Cup.

The 31-year-old striker was one of a number of Les Bleus who promised they will do a number of challenges if they win the trophy.

The Chelsea attacker is famous for his chiselled good looks and impeccable beard and hair, so to lose it looks to have been a big shock for Giroud.

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The former Arsenal striker did not get a single shot on target during the entire World Cup, despite playing 545 minutes of football.

However coach Didier Deschamps was adamant all along his first choice striker was crucial to Les Bleus' playing style.

The former Marseille man said: "I only have one rule, so I will respect it. My wife wants me to do it after the baptism of our son on Sunday."

France defeated Croatia 4-2 in a thrilling final, with Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe adding to a Mario Mandzukic own goal to lift the trophy.

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Giroud and Rami are not the only Frenchmen to pledge various forfeits after their success in Moscow.

Lyon midfielder Nabil Fekir has also pledged to shave his head, while Blaise Matuidi has vowed to cycle from Paris to Turin.

Thomas Lemar said he will dye his hair, while team captain, Hugo Lloris has the best one of all – a pub crawl in Nice.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that France star N'Golo Kante was "too shy" to ask to hold the World Cup after France's 4-2 final victory as Steven N'Zonzi had to step in to help him.

N'Zonzi told his team-mates to let the Chelsea midfielder have a go as the jubilant French side celebrated in the Moscow rain.

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