Live: Giroud goal puts France ahead, overturning shock Aussie lead

Issued on: 22/11/2022 – 17:53

France’s Olivier Giroud (R) scores against Australia at the Al-Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah, south of Doha on November 22, 2022. © Chandan Khanna, AFP

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France launch their World Cup as firm favourites against Australia as they try to seize the trophy twice in a row after that famous victory in Russia in 2018. Follow the match at 8pm Paris time (GMT+1) on FRANCE 24’s liveblog below.


With injuries taking out the likes of Karim Benzema and Paul Pogba, ‘ are keen to start with a bang and prove they are evading the curse of the underperforming titleholders.

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