France vs Australia, Group D, FIFA World Cup 2022: Make way for the world champions. France began their title defence in a Group D meeting against Australia, beating the Socceroos 4-1 in an emphatic display. Olivier Giroud scored two to equal Thierry Henry as France’s highest goalscorer, with Kylian Mbappe and Adrien Rabiot rounding out the result. Quite the day, with Saudi Arabia registering a 2-1 win over Argentina and Tunisia holding Denmark at a 0-0 draw.
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Match Result: Saudi Arabia produced one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history to beat Argentina 2-1 in their Group C opener with goals by Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari stunning the favourites on Tuesday. The 51st-ranked Saudis were trailing to Lionel Messi’s 10th minute penalty, but Al-Shehri squeezed in an angled shot in the 48th minute after punishing poor Argentine defending.
France vs Australia Line-ups
France XI: Lloris; Pavard, Upamecano, Konate, Lucas Hernandez; Rabiot, Tchouameni; Mbappe, Griezmann, Dembele; Giroud.
Australia XI: Ryan; Behich, Rowels, Souttar, Atkinson; Irvine, Mooy, McGree; Goodwin, Duke, Leckie.