World Cup: Olivier Giroud makes a number of historical past in France onslaught over Australia

World Cup: Olivier Giroud makes a number of historical past in France onslaught over Australia

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud celebrates objective along with his teammates. Picture credit score: Twitter (AC Milan)

Defending champions France started their FIFA World Cup marketing campaign with a powerful 4-1 comeback victory over the Socceroos of Australia of their Group D opener on the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakra, Qatar.

Two targets in every half from Adrien Rabiot, Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé have been sufficient handy the 2018 World Cup winners a snug win.

Craig Goodwin put Australia forward barely ten minutes into the encounter earlier than Adrien Rabiot equalised for France simply earlier than the half hour mark.

5 minutes later, Giroud put Les Bleus within the lead for the primary time because of an help from Rabiot. Irvine virtually levelled the rating for Australia simply earlier than the half whistle however his header struck the publish.

France’s dominance continued within the second half of the sport with Mbappé doubling the lead within the 68th minute earlier than helping Giroud to hit a brace three minutes later.

With the objective, Giroud made historical past by equalling Thierry Henry’s document because the joint topscorer for the France nationwide staff with 51 targets every.

The AC Milan attacker additionally turned the oldest participant to signify France on the World Cup on the age of 36-year-old and 52 days and the second oldest participant to attain in a FIFA World Cup after Roger Milla at 38.

Giroud’s objective sealed the victory for France, sending them high of Group D with three factors, with Denmark and Tunisia behind with one level apiece.

The opposite two matches that have been performed at this time resulted in stalemates. 

Denmark and Tunisia performed a goalless draw on the Training Metropolis Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar within the different Group D fixture whereas Mexico and Poland additionally performed goalless within the second Group C fixture. 

Mexico legendary goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was the star man as soon as once more as he saved Robert Lewandowski’s second half penalty to earn a degree for The Tricolor.

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