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France beat Australia 4-1 at the World Cup

The current world champions started the tournament in Qatar with a victory

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The French team defeated Australia 4-1 in the first round match of the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar.

At the very beginning of the match, the Australian Craig Goodwin (9th minute) opened the scoring, but thanks to goals from Adrien Rabiot (27th), Killian Mbappe (68th) and a double from Olivier Giroud (32nd, 71st) France managed to break the course of the meeting in your direction.

Giroud equaled France’s all-time top scorer, Thierry Henry, with 51 goals.

At the 13th minute of the meeting, French defender Lucas Hernandez was injured and left the field. The football player was replaced by his brother Theo.

“RBC Sport” conducted an online broadcast of this meeting.

The French lost goalkeeper Mike Maignan, midfielders N’Golo Kante and Christopher Nkunku and Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema to injury.

A strong-willed victory for the French team. What’s Happening at the World Cup

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The French team is the reigning world champion. In 2018, in Russia, she beat the Croatian team in the final match. At the last World Cup, France and Australia also met in the group stage of the tournament, then their meeting ended with a score of 2:1 in favor of the Europeans.

Earlier in Group D, the teams of Denmark and Tunisia played with a score of 0:0.

After the first round of the group stage, France leads (3 points), followed by Tunisia and Denmark (1 point each), and Australia closes the quartet (0 points).

In the second round, on November 26, there will be matches Tunisia – Australia and France – Denmark.

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