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France vs Australia Live score, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar: France ease to a comfortable win after early jitters

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 23, 2022 02:40 IST

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02:40 (IST)23 NOV 2022

So 4 games done for the day. Quite a long day and it began with one of the greatest World Cup upsets ever! We will do it all again tomorrow. Till then take rest and be well. See you soon. Bye for now.

02:39 (IST)23 NOV 2022

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02:33 (IST)23 NOV 2022

A couple of tweets before we end this.

02:33 (IST)23 NOV 2022

A comfortable win for France after Australia took the lead first. France turned it around as ultimately the class told and Australia were well-beaten in the end. Two goals for Olivier Giroud who now is level with Thierry Henry as France’s record goalscorer. A good workout for the defending champions.

02:31 (IST)23 NOV 2022

FULL-TIME! France 4 Australia 1.

02:23 (IST)23 NOV 2022

7 minutes of added time.

02:22 (IST)23 NOV 2022

What a save from Matt Ryan to deny Ibrahima Konate. Diving to his left to stop a certain goal after a powerful header into the ground.

02:19 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Australia with a couple of substitutions: Irvine and Atkinson making way for Keanu Baccus and Milos Degenek.

02:17 (IST)23 NOV 2022

STAT courtesy of the BBC: Only Just Fontaine (13), Thierry Henry (six), Zinedine Zidane (five) and Michel Platini (five) have netted as many goals at the World Cup for Les Bleus as Kylian Mbappe (five).

02:12 (IST)23 NOV 2022

France make a double change. Youssouf Fofana and Kingsley Coman replace Aurelien Tchouameni and Ousmane Dembele.

02:06 (IST)23 NOV 2022

GOAL! Olivier Giroud in the 71st minute! France 4 Australia 1. France with another one. Mbappe is one-on-one on the left and he breezes past the right-back to deliver a pinpoint cross that Giroud leaps to head home.

02:03 (IST)23 NOV 2022

GOAL! Kylian Mbappe in the 68th minute! France 3 Australia 1. France have been knocking on the door and surely this is game over now. Dembele from the right crosses and Mbappe is there between the centre-backs to head in off the post. Clinical.

01:43 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Olivier Giroud with the acrobatic volley but it's well wide. He has scored some belters in his career but not to be this time.

01:38 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Second half starts.

01:23 (IST)23 NOV 2022

HALF-TIME! France 2 Australia 1. Australia took a shock lead with a well-taken goal but two quick goals from France overturned that deficit. And the defending champions should have had more but for some poor finishing. A cracking game so far.

01:18 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Jackson Irvine with a looping header hits the post, it deflects wide. France almost got caught there as the ball came in from the left.

01:17 (IST)23 NOV 2022

6 minutes of added time.

01:16 (IST)23 NOV 2022

WHAT A MISS! From Mbappe after being fed in by Griezmann and the former from so close in hooks the ball over the bar.

01:13 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Great play from Dembele who feeds Mbappe who cleverly backheels to Griezmann who blasts his shot just wide of the near-post.

01:11 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Now France are buzzing. First Giroud blasts over and then Mbappe down the left bursts through and passes to Dembele who skies it well over. Australia on the back foot.

01:05 (IST)23 NOV 2022

GOAL! Olivier Giroud in the 32nd minute! France 2 Australia 1. Australia try to play out from the back but invite the press from France who nick the ball and Rabiot squares it to Giroud for the easiest of tap-ins. France have turned it around in the blink of an eye.

00:58 (IST)23 NOV 2022

GOAL! Adrien Rabiot in the 27th minute! France 1 Australia 1. Peach of a cross from Theo Hernandez from the left and Rabiot beats Matt Ryan with a powerful header across him. France level.

00:54 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Theo Hernandez carelessly gives the ball away and Mitchell Duke almost scores a screamer from around 35 yards but his sliced effort goes just wide.

00:45 (IST)23 NOV 2022

Lucas Hernandez is injured and is replaced by his brother Theo. Lucas fell awkwardly as Leckie went past him to provide the assist for the goal and hobbled off the pitch with the help of the physios. Does not look good at all for him for the rest of the tournament.

00:40 (IST)23 NOV 2022

GOAL! Craig Goodwin in the 9th minute! France 0 Australia 1. Wow! What a start this is by Australia. Mathew Leckie gets a crossfield pass and bursts past Lucas Hernandez on the right and then slide-rule passes it across and Goodwin at the far post hammers it into the roof of the net. Superb finish.

00:37 (IST)23 NOV 2022

France have started aggressively with Ousmane Dembele on the right and Kylian Mbappe on the left.

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00:26 (IST)23 NOV 2022

The players are there for the national anthems.

00:06 (IST)23 NOV 2022

France's aren't short of attacking options, but Karim Benzema's injury will undoubtedly be a massive blow for Didier Deschamps. The Real Madrid superstar won the Ballon d'Or earlier this year and has been one of the best attackers in world football for well over three years now - he could have added a different dimension to France's gameplay. 

Olivier Giroud, also referred to as the 'go-kart' by Karim Benzema, isn't a horrible option by any stretch of the imagination, but he's no 'Formula One' car, is he? 

23:53 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Australia have a bunch of experienced players in their team in the form of Matt Ryan, Aaron Mooy and the likes, but France's XI looks much better on paper. That said, football is never played on paper, with Argentina's shock defeat to Saudi Arabia earlier today the most starling example yet that anything can happen when the players take to the pitch. 

Football is a funny old game, isn't it? 

23:37 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Some big selection calls from Didier Deschamps. Looks like Antoine Griezmann will play at the tip of a diamond with Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele and Olivier Giroud in front of him, while Aurelien Tchouameni and the enigmatic Adrien Rabiot are at the heart of the midfield. At the back, former Leipzig central defenders Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate start at the heart of the defense, while Lucas Hernandez has been preferred to his brother, Theo, at left-back. 

23:23 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Official Australia XI:

Ryan; Behich, Rowels, Souttar, Atkinson; Irvine, Mooy, McGree; Goodwin, Duke, Leckie

23:22 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Official France XI:

Lloris; Pavard, Upamecano, Konaté, Lucas Hernández; Rabiot, Tchouaméni; Mbappé, Griezmann, Dembélé; Giroud.

23:00 (IST)22 NOV 2022

The lineups should be out any minute now, but how will France lineup? With Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante not in the squad this time around, their midfield could look a lot different. Aurelien Tchuameni is likely to start as a holding midfielder, while Adrien Rabiot and Eduardo Camavinga are candidates to join him in the center of the park. 

22:33 (IST)22 NOV 2022

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE coverage of the Group D clash between reigning champions France and Australia! The other Group D game earlier today between Denmark and Tunisia finished goalless, but judging by the firepower in the France squad, this game is likely to have a lot of goals. 

We're 2 hours away from kick-off, so fasten your seatbelts ladies and gents - we'll bring you all the live action! 
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