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World Cup: Giroud double as Frnace trash Australia 4-1

 Olivier Giroud scored twice as World Cup holders France recovered from the shock of going behind to thump Australia 4-1 in their opener in Qatar on Tuesday.

Veteran striker Giroud drew level with Thierry Henry’s all-time record of 51 goals for France and Adrien Rabiot and Kylian Mbappe also scored, after Australia took a surprise ninth-minute lead through Craig Goodwin.

Olivier Giroud scored twice in the 32nd and 71st minutes while Kylian Mbappe netted a header goal in the 68th minute.

The match ended 4-1 in favor of Les Bleus.

In another Group D match, Denmark were held to a 0-0 draw with Tunisia.

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