FIFA World Cup 2022: Majestic Mbappe powers defending champs France to 4-1 win over Australia, in pics

By: FPJ Web Desk | November 23, 2022

Olivier Giroud scored two goals as France rallied from one-goal down to win 4-1

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Giroud equalled Thierry Henry's national record of 51 goals with a header from Mbappe's cross in the 71st minute

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Giroud, who failed to score at the last World Cup but did find the net at the 2014 tournament, can break Henry's record when France faces Denmark on Saturday

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Craig Goodwin gave Australia the lead when he turned in winger Mathew Leckie's cross in the ninth minute

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France midfielder Adrien Rabiot equalised with a powerful header in the 27th minute

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The green-and-gold Aussie fans mocked Mbappe with chants of "Who are ya? Who are ya?" after he lost the ball dribbling down the left

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Injuries are hurting Didier Deschamps' team and now the coach could be without Lucas Hernandez who hurt his knee

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Mbappe headed in Ousmane Dembele's cross from the right to start this World Cup as he finished the last — with a goal

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Mbappe knelt with one hand behind his back and his finger on his forehead in a new celebration.

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France were playing without the injured Karim Benzema, who was ruled out of the World Cup last week.

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