France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring against Australia. Photo: AP
France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring against Australia. Photo: AP

Fifa World Cup: France beat Australia 4-1 in opener as Giroud equals scoring record

  • France become the first defending champions to win an opening game since 2006, as striker Olivier Giroud equals Thierry Henry’s record of 51 goals
  • Australia coach Graham Arnold said his team ran out of gas against a superior side

France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring against Australia. Photo: AP
France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring against Australia. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE