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FIFA World Cup: Big guns blazing in Qatar as champions take to the field

France, Germany and Spain launch their 2022 campaigns

France players during the warm up before the match at Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar. (Photo: Reuters)
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France players during the warm up before the match at Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar. (Photo: Reuters)

Debarghya Sanyal New Delhi
It’s a day of big openers at the FIFA World Cup 2022, being hosted in Qatar. Defending champions France, and the past two winners — Germany and Spain — launch their 2022 campaigns today.

France has already registered their first win against Australia, trouncing the Kangaroos 4-1 at the Al Janoub stadium. It was the Australians who would fire the opening shots nine minutes into the game, with a beautiful crossfield pass from Harry Souttar to Craig Goodwin who, with the lightest of touches, sent the ball zooming over French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and past the goalposts.

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 11:36 AM IST

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