Australia suffered a painful defeat on Tuesday, falling 4-1, on date 1 of group D of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. The goals of Adrien Rabiot (26′ 1T), Olivier Giroud (31′ 1T and 25′ 2T ) and Kylian Mbappé (21′ 2T) gave France victory at the Al Janoub stadium. Craig Goodwin (8′ 1T) scored for Australia.
Australia midfielder Jackson Irvine had a chance to tie the game, but was denied by the stick in the 46th minute of the first half.
The best man of the match was Adrien Rabiot. The French midfielder scored 1 goal, made 65 key passes and stole 4 balls.
Kylian Mbappé also stood out at the Al Janoub stadium. The French attacker scored 1 goal, shot at the opposite goal 6 times and made 39 correct passes.
It was a game with many frictions due to the offenses committed in the open field. There were 3 cautioned: Mitchell Duke, Jackson Irvine and Aaron Mooy.
France coach Didier Deschamps suggested a 4-3-3 formation with Hugo Lloris in goal; Benjamin Pavard, Ibrahima Konaté, Dayot Upamecano and Lucas Hernández on the defensive line; Antoine Griezmann, Aurélien Tchouaméni and Adrien Rabiot in the middle; and Ousmane Dembélé, Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappé in attack.
For its part, Graham Arnold’s team took to the field with a 4-3-3 scheme with Mathew Ryan under the three sticks; Nathaniel Atkinson, Harry Souttar, Kye Rowles and Aziz Behich in defense; Riley McGree, Aaron Mooy and Jackson Irvine at half court; and Mathew Leckie, Mitchell Duke and Craig Goodwin up front.
Referee Victor Gomes was in charge of supervising the game at the Al Janoub stadium.
On the next date of Qatar 2022, France will face Denmark, while Australia and Tunisia will play at the Al Janoub stadium.
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