Soccer Today: France trounce Australia to clinch their Qatar 2022 Opener

Soccer Today: France trounce Australia to clinch their Qatar 2022 Opener

Giroud led the way for France to start their World title defense in Qatar 2022 with an impressive win. Follow for soccer today news and updates here!

France looks like it will break the Champions curse in this FIFA World Cup. The term refers to when the defending champions performs underwhelm and fails to exit the group stage. Only Brazil in 2006 that successfully defended their title. Italy performed badly in 2010, France exited the group stage in 2002, Spain was demolished in 2014, and Germany fell on its knees in 2018. This time, France is a bit different, despite missing key players like Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku, the team is still dominant and in a championship form coming into this soccer match against Australia. You can access accurate soccer predictions today here!

Giroud produced history!

Olivier Giroud made this win extraordinary. The 36-year-old striker was in great condition to score a double for France and equal Thierry Henry’s 51 goals for the French National team. He added a great spice in this dominant game for France, with Kylian Mbappe showing his magic to the world and helping France defend the title.

Oliveir Giroud is definitely the most underrated player of his generation, so it is great to see him unveil his impressive international experience for France on their way to back-to-back.

Mbappe is the real-deal!

The 2018 Best Young Player asserted his dominance in this match by producing attempts and scored a goal to double the lead for France over Australia. Les Blues had another reliable player in the Paris St-Germain main man. Mbappe’s presence inside the field for France is really a great help as he got the defense of Australia focused on him, giving his other teammates enough space and opportunity to shoot at the back of the net. 

Kylian Mbappe is really the important key for France’s quest for defending their title and sweeping the group stage, he is a generational talent. One of the best. He will have a huge role to clear the path for France in this Qatar 2022 campaign even without the presence of Benzema, Kante, Nkunku, and Pogba.

France asserts their Championship quality!

Les Bleus have won their five consecutive games at the World Cup, their longest winning streak so far at the tournament. They were also the first reigning champion to win their opening game of a World Cup tournament since Brazil in 2006. This was also the biggest win ever in a matchday 1 by a reigning champion.

Although Australia made an upset alert at the 9th minute mark of the match by Craig Goodwin, the Defending Champion did not rattle and looks like the champions curse will not poisoned their Qatar 2022 campaign with Kylian Mbappe, their primary option, making aggressive plays, adjustments, defense, and attacks to secure the win and maintain France’s championship performance. Dembele, Konate, Pavard, Hernandez, Rabiot , and the rest of the cast made a collective effort to minimize Australia’s potential offensive force and punish them with same tactic, but with double effort and force to shock the Australians and get overwhelmed by the championship quality of France,

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