Defending champion France started the FIFA World Cup 2022 with a bang. In their first match, the French team defeated Australia 4–1. Olivier Giroud scored two goals for France and Mbappe and Rabiot scored one goal each.
At the beginning of the match, there was equal competition. Here soon Australia made a lead on the French team. Craig Goodwin scored for Australia in the 9th minute. But after this France made the match one-sided. Firstly, French midfielder Adrien Rabiot scored an equalizing goal in the 27th minute. Five minutes later, Olivier Giraud put France ahead in the match in the 32nd minute. By halftime, the French team was in a 2-1 lead.
22 attacks on the Australian goalpost
In the second half, French forward Kylian Mbappe scored a goal in the 68th minute to make the lead 3-1. Just three minutes later, Olivier Giraud once again scored a goal by tricking the Australian goalkeeper and gave his team a three-goal lead. The French team kept the ball with them 56% of the time. This team made a total of 22 attacks on the Australian goalpost, out of which 7 were on target. In response, the Australian team was able to do only 4 attempts. Three yellow cards were also given to the players of France.
The French team completely dominated
In the entire match, the French players completed a total of 672 passes, while the Australian team was able to complete only 399 passes. The French team also completed 17 crosses during this period. The Australian team was able to complete two passes. The French team got 8 corners and 11 free kicks, while the Australian team got one corner and 5 free kicks.