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France 4 – 1 Australia | NEWSRUX

Reigning champions France recovered from an early Australia objective to win 4-1 as they started their World Cup defence in fashion in Qatar.

On a day that started with one of many greatest shocks in World Cup historical past, Didier Deschamps’ facet risked going the identical manner that Argentina had in opposition to Saudi Arabia when Craig Goodwin put Australia forward inside the primary 10 minutes of the match.

However targets from Adrien Rabiot and Olivier Giroud put France forward earlier than half-time and the standard advised within the second half with Kylian Mbappe rising because the star of the present. He scored the third after which arrange Giroud for the fourth with a powerful cross.

That objective moved the 36-year-old Giroud degree with Thierry Henry as France’s all-time file scorer with 51 targets for the lads’s nationwide workforce. It’s a file the magnificent Mbappe will certainly break in the future.

Huge moments within the recreation…

  • 9 min: Leckie crosses for Goodwin to fireplace Australia right into a shock lead
  • 27 min: Rabiot heads within the equaliser from shut vary
  • 32 min: Giroud slots residence after good work by Rabiot
  • 45 min: Mbappe shins his volleys over when six yards out
  • 45+2 min: Irvine heads in opposition to the submit with Lloris overwhelmed
  • 67 min: Griezmann’s fierce shot cleared off the road by Behich
  • 68 min: Mbappe heads in off the submit to lastly get his objective
  • 71 min: Giroud scores his 51st worldwide objective from Mbappe’s cross

Extra to observe…

What does the end result imply?

France are two factors clear on the prime of Group D because of this win with Denmark and Tunisia having drawn 0-0 earlier within the day. Australia discover themselves backside, the one workforce and not using a level.

France proceed their title defence in opposition to Denmark on Saturday, kick-off 4pm, whereas Australia play Tunisia earlier that day at 10am.

The winners of Group D will face the runner-up from Group C, containing Argentina, Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia. The runner-up in Group D will face the winners of Group C.

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