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VAR used as France beat 2-1 Australia

VAR used as France beat 2-1 Australia

VAR used as France beat 2-1 Australia

A 2-1 scoreline, though, keeps the Socceroos in contention to progress from the group stage if they can show a bit more appetite for attack against Group C opponents Peru and Denmark.

"My objective is to win the World Cup with France and it doesn't matter how we do it or our style of play".

Croatia in the match against Nigeria scored a goal in each half and for the first time in 20 years, won the opening match at the world Cup.

Ian Fiveankles is subjected to some harsh VAR decisions for poor sandwich making and interjections.

"But on his goal, he was strong, went for a couple of one-twos, that's what we expect from him".

"Even with VAR everything is open still to interpretation".

"It makes you want to copy it and bring this World Cup back to France".

But Hannes Halldorsson guessed correctly and palmed away the Argentine skipper's side-footed effort and, despite intense pressure, Iceland held on for a famous draw in their debut at a World Cup finals.

Key figures Griezmann and Pogba might have scored in the match but need to do more in future games because they struggled to demonstrate their world-class ability for the most part.

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The performance has given Deschamps plenty to think about. France were pretty poor for most of this game.

A sharp first-half save from captain Hugo Lloris prevented Australia from going ahead through a Corentin Tolisso own goal, and the Spurs keeper warned that France must do better.

He could do nothing about Mile Jedinak's penalty though. After consulting VAR, the Uruguayan official changed his mind.

The man sat in France's dugout knows a thing or two about winning a World Cup. But this game will largely be remembered for the introduction of technology and the debate that once again will spring up around its use. A couple of early saves from Kylian Mbappe and Griezmann kept the scores level, while his distribution from the back was well paced and well executed. Neither of them had a fixed position. Maybe we may see a different starting XI against Peru.

"It took a penalty and a deflected goal to beat us".

Deschamps has made a decision to start Ousmane Dembele and Corentin Tolisso instead and the two youngsters played with the rest of the starters against the substitutes during a training session behind closed doors on Wednesday. The gamble paid off, as Giroud had a direct impact by putting Pogba through for France's victor. Australia is not a European team, but that doesn't mean they don't have quality. "They were really determined and they defended very well".

Oceania's answer to Atletico Madrid was very well drilled and compact, with two lines of four. Mbappe played a free kick.

"We didn't deserve to lose, but we can't cry over spilt milk".

"We gave it everything we had and it's hard to digest that we didn't take something from it".

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