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Kuol Makes World Cup Debut As Australia Falls To France



Garang Kuol made his World Cup debut for Australia tonight as the Socceroos were soundly defeated by defending champions France 4-1. Kuol came on in the 73rd minute for Craig Goodwin as part of a double switch.

The match started auspiciously for the Aussies as they took the lead through Goodwin in the 9th minute. France soon found their form with a header from Adrien Rabiot to level the match in the 27th minute.

Olivier Giroud put France ahead after Rabiot played provider with a pass into the box that was slotted into the net by the former Gunner. The half ended with France holding the 2-1 advantage.

In the 68th minute, Kylian Mbappe added France’s third with a header. Soon after, it was Mbappe’s turn to provide for Giroud as his cross was headed home by the striker to make it 4-1.

It was at that point that Kuol came into the fray along with fellow Sudanese refugee Awer Mabil. Despite being up by three goals, France pushed for another which meant Kuol had few opportunities to impress on his debut.

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110 comments so far

  • lesh

    Nov 23, 2022 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #41

    Tuff

    You really should be in your cot by now.

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  • lesh

    Nov 23, 2022 at 2:51 AM

    Comment #42

    Silicosis

    You can be pretty sure that Qatar’ll not be happy to watch NUFC do well in the Prem and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some Qatari organisation be the next owner of either ManU or Liverpool.

    But, I wonder how long it’d take the EPL to approve any Qatari involvement.

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  • lesh

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:06 AM

    Comment #43

    SirRhosis

    Apologies for referring to you as ‘Silicosis’ @12.

    Silly you definitely ain’t

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:16 AM

    Comment #44

    Really ?
    How sanctimonious
    Just slightly uncomfortable ?
    Squirming now
    Still they get their ducks in a row when it comes to KSA but perhaps not Qatar as they enjoy the high life there and the associated salaries

    Football presenter Gary Lineker has said he and the BBC should have spoken out more about human rights issues during the World Cup in Russia in 2018.

    Lineker, who is fronting BBC coverage of this year’s World Cup in Qatar, said: “I think we were sportswashed four years ago when we were in Russia.”

    He added: “I do look back four years and feel slightly uncomfortable.”

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 23, 2022 at 5:47 AM

    Comment #45

    Biggest piss take in history.
    Not even clever

    No-one associated with NUFC or our owners are even remotely associated with this nonsense.

    Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is torn between moving to Newcastle United or Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr following the 37-year-old’s exit from Manchester United by mutual consent. (Marca – in Spanish)

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  • cyprus

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #47

    “OK, Newcastle may be the so-called ‘richest football club on planet earth’. But no fewer than seven Premier League sides splashed out more than their £120 million investment last summer.

    What’s more, Newcastle have had to make do without the man who accounted for 50 per cent of that summer spend; £60 million record-signing Alexander Isak restricted to just three outings through injury.”

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #48

    I can’t agree with Assassins Inc assessment on young Kuol. By the time he got on the pitch Australia were run ragged and in damage limitation mode, hardly the ideal situation for a pacy young forward used to seeing lots of the ball. I thought his acrobatic interception and mazy little run looked decent, Australia simply didn’t have enough of the ball to give him any chance to shine. It might be a bit different against Tunisia.

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #49

    Harry Kane scan on Ankle.
    Big chance for Callum, if he’s actually fit himself. Training indoors, doing conditioning rather than with team. Hmmmm.
    Rashford will probably replace Kane, Callum is proper fragile.
    I wince everytime he sprints.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #50

    Somebody said on here last night that Real Madrid are offering Ronaldo a six month deal, I asked if that was official and he just said it’s on the rumour mill. Sounds feasible if Benzema’s injury is bad.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #51

    Strange that ctt, I had this weird dream last night that Wilson had come on to replace Kane then got subbed himself :grittedteeth: emoji

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #52

    I hope Adamn_92 and sparky55 are ok, if they’re reading then I’d like to let them know I wish them well.

    1
  • Not another deJong

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #53

    Just trying to calculate how much wall paper I have stored under the stairs, can anyone else chip in and go 50/50 on ManU.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #54

    Got two lights to do today so I think we’ll time it to get the second half of Cameroon v Serbia and second half of the S Korea game. Be nicely wrapped up for the Brazil game.

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  • niafron

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #55

    Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs!

    So here come the germans!

    Well, every good story need a convincing bad guy…

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #57

    Poor showing on here this morning mind.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #58

    Can’t expect me to do all the hard yards I’m going to have to do a bit if we want to watch these matches 😕

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #59

    Well I give up. Hasta la pasta amigos 😀

    0
  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 23, 2022 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #61

    Jail,

    Think you’ve been looking at tomorrows fixtures pal 😆

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 23, 2022 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #62

    Or even the 28th!

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  • Wor B

    Nov 23, 2022 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #63

    NadJ #53

    I have a good stock of Anaglypta and a couple of rolls of wood chip from the 60’s, but I’m only prepared to go 30/70.

    Over exposure on leveraged debt is never a good idea.

    1
  • Wor B

    Nov 23, 2022 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #64

    Be a nice surprise for Jail when he settles down to watch.

    Unless of course he’s in a time warp and it’s Thursday where he is!
    😳

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  • Romford mag

    Nov 23, 2022 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #65

    I’ll chip in with some used toilet paper!!

    That’s about as much as I’m willing to go !!

    🙂

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  • Wor B

    Nov 23, 2022 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #66

    Well it is for Manure I suppose.

    1
  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #67

    On the France game,

    They’re basically playing without the spine that won the WC 4 years ago. I reckon they’ll struggle to get forward against a more technical & pressing team. Lovely to watch in the final 3rd mind. The Dembele is a good player, but he’s no Miggy 😆

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  • Wor B

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #68

    TfB

    I’d still take Dembele, be a great option coming off the bench.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #69

    Apart from Qatar a they’re gash, the MENA teams have done well. KSA obviously an excellent result and Tunisia got a very good draw against Denmark. See how Morocco get on against Croatia. Croat team must be ageing now unless they’ve brought some youngins through. Should be a comfortable win for them anyway I reckon.

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  • Wor B

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #70

    Jail

    If you’re stuck in the future, can you send me some of today’s results please? I’m not normally a betting man but might make an exception in this case. Might bump into Ivan down the bookies.

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  • Toon fans bad

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #71

    Rom,

    Did you manage to get a FWC team in or chuck the toys out? It’s not a very good website pal.

    1
  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #72

    😀

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  • niafron

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #73

    Dembélé was really a satisfaction yesterday. Far more mature than four years ago ( in fact even one year ago, it seem working with Xavi got a good effect on him ).

    I still amazed by what he can do with BOTH feet.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #74

    Ha ha lads, no Delorean needed, plan stays the same, just the change of fixtures to worry about 😀

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  • niafron

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #75

    @TFB

    A team playing higher with more pressure will be in great danger… give space in the depth to Dembélé and Mbappé, could be lethal.

    The true weakness we seen yesterday are Tchouaméni who is perhaps a bit green for a World Cup and our defense, especially on the right flank.

    Be sure those who want to take our crown noticed it with interest.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #76

    Talked for a bit on Matty Longstaff with an Aberdeen fan yesterday, apparently his attitude is shocking, seems to think he’s the dogs horlix by all accounts, that would tie in with him not even starting for Colchester,needs to shape up quickly if that’s the case.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #77

    Raj

    Is that a ‘fan percieved’ attitude or an ‘inside’ view?

    0
  • Wor B

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #78

    Middle child syndrome?

    😮

    0
  • Romford mag

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #79

    Uncertain

    Toys well and truly out mate !! 😉

    But like you said , the game sounds a bit of a hassle anyway!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #80

    Whats all this about ;-
    “Romford mag
    Nov 23, 2022 at 8:58 AM
    Comment #65
    I’ll chip in with some used toilet paper!!
    That’s about as much as I’m willing to go !”

    Ah right I get it now – The Guardian does have some uses

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