Highlights

  • Striker Giroud equals Henry's record of 51 goals for France
  • France first defending champions to win an opener since 2006

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In Karim Benzema's absence, Kylian Mbappe scored one and set up the second of Olivier Giroud's two goals to help the defending champions beat Australia 4-1 on Tuesday night

Defending champions France started their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign in a style as they defeated Australia 4-1.

In a high-octane Group D encounter, Australia shocked the defending champions by taking a 1-0 in the 9th minute.

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France, then, upped their ante and the equaliser came in the 27th minute. They didn't give the Aussies any chance to make a comeback thereafter.

Olivier Giroud netted a goal each before and after the break to take his tally to 51 goals, matching Thierry Henry's mark. He scored either side of a Kylian Mbappe goal.

With the win, France became the first defending champions to win their opening game in FIFA World Cup since 2006.

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