The champions in the last edition of Russia 2018 make their presentation at the Qatar World Cup 2022 with the firm objective of starting the defense of their title in the best way, however, the Frenchmen arrive beaten after suffering significant casualties such as the midfielder N’Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe, Paul Pogba and more recently as a striker and current captain of the Real Madrid, Karim Benzema just a few days after his debut in the World Cup.
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Those led by the strategist Didier Deschamps face their 16th participation in a worldbeing his best results in the edition of France 1998where they were local and the last one in Russian lands.
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The French will also fight to break the famous “Curse of the Champion” in which the winner of the previous edition fails to get past the group stage of the next one, a situation that already happened in the world Cup which took place in Korea-Japan.
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Despite not having Karim Benzemathe French team has a great offensive capacity by having men like Antonie Griezmann Y kylian mbappein addition to strength in defense with Theo Hernandez and security in the arch by its captain Hugo Lloris, who in days past declared that he would not wear the badge in favor of the community LGBTIQ+ as a mark of respect towards the host nation.
For her part, the Australian National Team appear in what is only their sixth participation in a world Cupwhere only once have they managed to overcome the group stage, reaching the round of 16 in Germany 2006, in which they had Tim Cahill as its highest banner.
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Australia open the scoring!
Gooool! After a great play on the left wing, Craig Goodwin does the first for the “Socceroos” when finishing off a diagonal sent by Matthew Leckie at 9 minutes.
Australia close to the second!
serious mistake of France who loses the ball near his area and is stolen by Mitch Duke who takes a shot that passes near the right corner of the goal he defends Hugo Lloris. minute 21