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The French national team began their participation in Qatar 2022 in a great way, as they defeated Australia in their debut with a final 4-1lowering the curtain on the first date of Group D.
The “Soocceroos” surprised with a play by side after 9 minutes of play, which ended with the appearance of Creig Goodwin by the far post and the first digit of the marker.
From that moment on, the Asian team from Oceania handed over the ball to the Europeans, who repeatedly went for the goal against the withdrawn yellow and green defense.
The gala reaction materialized in a few minutes. Adrien Rabiot took advantage of a lack of intelligence at 26′ to equalize with a blow to the head Five minutes later, Olivier Giroud put “Les Bleus” ahead in what would be the first of his two goals.
The team led by Didier Deschamps attacked hard to extend their lead after going ahead, and for several passages the imprecision in the last shot together with the Australian clearances prevented it. However, the Frenchmen returned to score their first two conquests with similar speed.
kylian mbappewho tried several times to enroll, managed to beat Mathew Ryan with a header at 66′after the defense had managed to clear from the line the 3-1 few seconds before. At 71′, Olivier Giroud scored again, equalizing a historical record for his team.
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In the final minutes, France was close to a fifth shot, but fortunately for Australia, the advances did not materialize, leaving a difference of three goals.
Thus, the defending champion of the tournament took the lead in Group D with three unitsbeating Tunisia and Denmark, who drew level in the match immediately before, and the defeated AFC team.