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Australia stun France by scoring the opening goal of the game

Max Sherry

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Australia stun France by scoring the opening goal of the game

Australia have stunned the World Cup holders by bagging the opening goal of the game.

Reigning champions France were caught napping when Craig Goodwin coasted in at the far post and broke the deadlock after just 10 minutes.


The Socceroos began the game strongly, dominating possession against Didier Deschamps’ side.

And Australia made Le Bleus pay for their sluggish start.

Harry Souttar pinged a diagonal ball out wide to Mathew Leckie who pulled it down effortlessly.

French fullback Hernandez appeared to injure his knee during the build-up, giving Leckie some breathing room to deliver a spectacular cross for his teammate Goodwin to slot home past Hugo Lloris.

It wasn’t an easy finish, though, with the ball bouncing the winger did well to keep it down.

As the ball rifled into the back of the net, Goodwin wheeled away in celebration before being mobbed by his Aussie teammates.



Featured Image Credit: Twitter/SBS

Topics: Australia, France, Football World Cup

Max Sherry
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