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QATAR 2022 LIVE: FRANCE VS AUSTRALIA

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the evening coverage of our matchday three of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Ousmane Dembele (left) and Mitchell Duke (right)
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22:25

France are still pushing for an equaliser.

22:26

France are still pushing for an equaliser.

22:27

Goal 1-1 Rabiot levelises

22:30

Gooaal- 2-2 Olivier Giroud scores for France

22:37

Adrien Rabiot and Olivier Giroud enjoying football out here

22:39

Another chance for France to extend their lead goes begging.

22:44

How did Kylian Mbappe miss that!

22:47

6 added minutes before half time

22:48

Off the post..Australia nearly levelled

22:48

France 2-1 Australia

22:49

Half time

22:52

France 2-1 Australia

22:53

Australia started the match from the brighter side by scoring first through Craig Goodwin but France fought back and scored twice before half time through Adrien Rabiot and Olivier Giroud before half time.

22:56

The injury curse seems to be in France's camp with Lucas Hernandez being the latest casualty.

22:58

The teams will be back for the second half in a few.

23:07

Welcome back for the second half!

23:08

France 2-1 Australia

23:09

France are trying to seal the game by scoring their third.

23:16

Mitchell Duke yellow carded for fouling Ousmane Dembele

23:18

J.Cummings in M.Duke out

21:17

27' GOAL!! FRANCE: Theo Hernandez sends a long raking pass onto the head of Adrien Rabiot who makes no mistake from close in and sends the ball into the middle of the goal. We're level now. It's France 1-1 Australia.

21:20

32' GOAL!! FRANCE: Olivier Giroud latches on to a precise pass deep inside the box from Adrien Rabiot, and he beats the goalkeeper with a low shot into the middle of the goal. What a comeback!! It's France 2-2 Australia.

21:21

HT: France 2 Australia 1

21:21

SECOND HALF!! And we're underway once more.. France sealing their comeback in the first half. Will the defending champions extend their lead here or is there a way back for the Aussies?

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21:23

50' CHANCE!! France: Olivier Giroud lets fly with a crisp shot from inside the box after picking up a lofted pass from Theo Hernandez, but the ball goes a whisker wide of the left post. Imagine if that went in.

21:24

55' Yellow Card (Australia): Mitchell Duke goes into the book for a previous late challenge.

21:25

56' SUBSTITUTION (Australia): Jason Cummings comes on for Mitchell Duke as Australia look to equalize.

21:26

61' CHANCE!! France: Kylian Mbappe misses a good chance to score. An inch-perfect cross into the box finds the PSG star who rises for a header, but sends the ball well over the bar. France force a corner.

21:26

64' Referee Victor Miguel de Freitas Gomes blows the whistle, Riley McGree (Australia) is penalised for a foul. It's still France 2-1 Australia.

Adrien Rabioyt and Olivier Girpud helped France to a first-half comeback against Australia
Adrien Rabioyt and Olivier Girpud helped France to a first-half comeback against Australia
21:29

64' You get the feeling Kylian Mbappe is desperate to get on the scoresheet. Just saw another effort blocked by the Australian defence.

23:34

74' its 4-1...France is unstoppable.

23:37

77' SUBSTITUTION A.Tchouameni out  Y.Fofana in

23:40

Ousmane Dembele out   Kingsley Coman in

23:41

80' Jackson Irvine booked.

23:43

85' Double substitution for Australia- Baccus and Degenek come on for Irvine and Atkinson

23:49

89' Substitution Pavard and Giroud out   Kounde and Thuram in

23:52

90' Save! Ryan denies Konate.

23:53

7 extra minutes added

23:54

90+5 Aaron Mooy booked for committing a foul.

23:58

90+7 Fulltime

00:00

France 4-1 Australia

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