France seek thumping win over Australia to quash doubt

France coach Didier Deschamps

Tomi Juric replaced fellow forward Andrew Nabbout as Australia made a change and, buoyed by the equaliser, they threatened again as a good move involving Mooy resulted in a cross that France blocked.

Referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay did not initially award a spot-kick but after viewing the VAR footage, ruled it was a penalty and Griezmann coolly slotted past Socceroos' goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.

He said: "I have watched it, I really can't see where the contact has been made in order for Griezmann to go over".

Moments later, in the 62nd minute, Australian captain Mile Jedinak put Australia on the scoreboard after Samuel Umtiti handled the ball, bringing the score to 1-1.

The most optimistic fans of Les Bleus will remember that France started its campaign in Russian Federation with a 2-1 win over Australia.

The Manchester United midfielder played in Antoine Griezmann for the forward to win a penalty for France's opening goal, before later seeing his deflected shot go in via the underside of the crossbar for the victor.

Paul Pogba claimed he is the most criticised player on the planet, despite two key contributions in France's unconvincing 2-1 win over Australia at the World Cup. It was complicated, the Australian team was very good. Jedinak stepped up to successfully convert the penalty and pull Australia level 1-1.

This game promises to be intense so stay with us for all the updates. There were many situations in which France did not know what to do anymore.

France are hoping to join tournament favourites Brazil, Germany and Spain in the latter stages as they look to make amends for losing the Euro 2016 final to Portugal.

He fielded experienced Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud with the substitutes team in training on Wednesday, suggesting explosive 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele could form a powerful trio with Antoine Griezmann.

It was a huge sight of relief for Les Bleus, who went from making a bright start to finishing the first half wondering how to pierce the Australia back line.

Mbappe won a free kick 25 yards out after a challenge from behind but Paul Pogba's curling effort over the wall was straight to Ryan.

However, it was Australia who had the first half's best chance.

Cunha waved play on but, after the review, the penalty was given and blasted home by Griezmann with 58 minutes played, with Risdon was booked.

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