FIFA World Cup 2022

France pummel Australia as Giroud equals Henry’s goal-scoring record

Issued on: 22/11/2022 – 17:53

France’s forward #09 Olivier Giroud (L) celebrates with France’s forward #10 Kylian Mbappe after he scored France’s fourth goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group D football match between France and Australia, on November 22, 2022. © Franck Fife, AFP

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Current champions France started their World Cup campaign in fine style with their 4-1 victory over Australia, capped by a brace from Olivier Giroud, who matched Thierry Henry’s 51-goal record for Les Bleus. Read FRANCE 24’s liveblog below to see how the match unfolded.


When scored a shock early goal, it looked like the curse of the titleholders could be coming for , but Les Bleus pulled it back and gave themselves a comfortable victory, with notably fine performances by their talismanic presence  as well as from Antoine Griezmann and Adrien Rabiot in midfield.


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