Olivier Giroud scored twice as the FIFA World Cup holder France came from behind to thump Australia 4-1 in their campaign opener in Qatar on Tuesday.

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


With this win, France topped Group D, while Tunisia, which held Denmark to a goalless draw, is second on the table.

Group D standings:

Position Teams Matches Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Points
1 France 1 1 0 0 4 1 3 3
2 Tunisia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
3 Denmark 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
4 Australia 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 0

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