Player ratings as Les Bleus begin World Cup defence with comeback win

France had to come from a goal down to beat Australia in their opening World Cup group stage match.

Didier Deschamps’ world champions fell behind early on but rallied back with a superb team performance.

The Aussies took a shock lead after just nine minutes after Harry Souttar’s cross-field ball was met by Matthew Leckie, who cut inside Lucas Hernandez and crossed for Craig Goodwin to fire into the roof of the net.

Australia went close to doubling their advantage soon after when Theo Hernandez – on for his injured brother – surrendered possession too easily to Mitchell Duke, whose strike…


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