The World Cup 2022 continue Tuesday with France opened his title defense by scoring four goals to beat Australia4-1.
Australia got off to a surprising start, scoring the winning goal in the first 10 minutes of the game and continuing to attack. But France turned the game around, taking a 2-1 lead at halftime before scoring two more goals in the second half.
Earlier, Argentina stunned by Saudi Arabia while Denmark and Tunisia play with a goalless draw. Mexico and Poland also fought to a goalless draw.
You can watch this and every game of the tournament on the FOX Sports network team — the league’s official English-language broadcast partner in the United States — and the FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com. You can also Free full match replay on Tubi.
Here are the top plays from Tuesday’s group stage action.
France vs Australia
Title defense starts now
Kylian Mbappe and the rest of the French team arrive on the pitch for the first match of the 2022 World Cup.
9′ – That’s fast!
Australia opened the scoring with a nasty opening in the opening minutes when Craig Goodwin hit a left header into the ball to score the winner from a cross.
Craig Goodwin scored his first goal in the 9th minute, giving Australia a 1-0 lead over France
Craig Goodwin scored from a perfect cross in the 9th minute to give Australia an early 1-0 lead over France.
13′ – I replace you
French left-back Lucas Hernandez was injured early in the game and had to leave the match. His younger brother Theo replaced him.
22′ – Very close to double the difference
Australia’s nasty attempt was almost reinforced when Mitchell Duke’s shot hit his leg. But the strike was only outside the station.
27′ – France equalized
After a reset corner kick, Hernandez helped France regroup and his cross into the box was headed by Adrien Rabiot, leading to a 1-1 equalizer.
32′ – Giroud makes it happen
Olivier Giroud, the second top goalscorer in French history, put his team ahead after Rabiot’s cross into the middle of the box.
France leads Australia 2-1
France took a 2-1 lead over Australia at the 2022 FIFA World Cup after goals from Adrien Rabiot and Olivier Giroud.
45′ + 2′ – Australia close again!
Australia came close to scoring a second goal again when Jackson Irvine’s header went wide of the post, keeping the score 2-1 in favor of France.
50′ – Giroud wants a fancy accent
The Frenchman wanted to score from a bicycle kick that would make him the most international goal in French history with Thierry Henry.
68′ – Mbappe takes the lead!
The superstar had a perfect header to extend the lead to 3-1 for France.
72′ – Giroud equals the record
Mbappe linked up with Giroud in a cross, leading to another French goal to make it 4-1. Giroud’s header was his 51st goal in an international match, giving him the most goals in French history.
Olivier Giroud of France scored against Australia in the 71st minute
Watch Olivier Giroud of France score against Australia in the 71st minute at the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup.
89′ – A job done
Giroud received a standing ovation from the French fans during the match when he was substituted after a two-goal performance.
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