France started their World Cup title defence in fashion with a 4-1 comeback win in opposition to Australia.
36-year-old AC Milan striker, Olivier Giroud additionally grew to become Les Bleus’ joint all-time prime scorer after scoring two targets within the match.
Didier Deschamps’ facet risked going the identical method that Argentina had in opposition to Saudi Arabia when Craig Goodwin put Australia forward within the ninth minute of the match.
Targets from Rabiot (twenty seventh minute), Giroud (thirty second and 74th) and Mbappe (68th) paved the best way for the French nationwide group.
Star participant Olivier Giroud drew degree with Thierry Henry’s all-time report of 51 targets for France along with his brace within the match.
Henry scored 51 occasions in 123 video games for France. Giroud, 36, equalled the mark on his one hundred and fifteenth worldwide look.