Holders France thrash Australia regardless of early lead

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Source: FIFA

AL-WAKRAH: Defending champions France retained their dominance over spirited Australia and handed them a crushing 4-1 defeat regardless of an early lead within the FIFA World Cup 2022 Group D fixture on Tuesday.

Reigning champions scripted an ideal begin to their title defence as they downed spirited Australia 4-1 of their opening FIFA World Cup 2022 match.

Didier Deschamps’ facet had a slightly undesirable begin to their marketing campaign as they endured an early setback in type of Craig Goodwin’s ninth-minute purpose.

Despite an early deficit, France, held their composure and launched a counterattack that quickly paid them as Adrien Rabiot fired an equalizer within the 27th minute.

Olivier Giroud then quickly put France within the lead within the 32nd minute as he scored his 50th worldwide purpose.

France’s star participant Kylian Mbappe then joined the social gathering within the second half as he bought his title on the scoresheet who bought into the field after a wayward cross as Ousmane Dembele picked up the ball and floated the ball for Mbappe to fireplace in an ideal header.

Giroud then struck once more within the 71st minute to seal the win and in addition equaled Henry’s report tally of 51 objectives for France.

The dominant victory over Australia propelled France to the highest of Group D standings after the Denmark-Tunisia stalemate earlier.

The defending champions subsequent face Denmark on Saturday, whereas Australia will tackle Tunisia on the identical day.

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