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Australia's Trent Sainsbury, center, kicks the ball in front of France's Kylian Mbappe during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World Cup
Australia's Trent Sainsbury, center, kicks the ball in front of France's Kylian Mbappe during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Australia's Mile Jedinak, center, speaks with his teammates after the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Aussies undeterred by opening loss at the World Cup
Australia's Mile Jedinak, center, speaks with his teammates after the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Blaise Matuidi has defended his France team-mate Paul Pogba, who was criticised following the World Cup win over Australia.
Pogba is one of the greats - Matuidi
Blaise Matuidi has defended his France team-mate Paul Pogba, who was criticised following the World Cup win over Australia.
Blaise Matuidi has defended his France team-mate Paul Pogba, who was criticised following the World Cup win over Australia.
Pogba is one of the greats - Matuidi
Blaise Matuidi has defended his France team-mate Paul Pogba, who was criticised following the World Cup win over Australia.
Blaise Matuidi has defended his France team-mate Paul Pogba, who was criticised following the World Cup win over Australia.
Pogba is one of the greats - Matuidi
Blaise Matuidi has defended his France team-mate Paul Pogba, who was criticised following the World Cup win over Australia.
Michael Jakobsen believes Australia attacker and former Melbourne City team-mate Daniel Arzani has a big future.
Daniel Arzani's Socceroos rise a surprise for former teammate Michael Jakobsen
Michael Jakobsen believes Australia attacker and former Melbourne City team-mate Daniel Arzani has a big future.
ernandez La Liga giants Atletico Madrid have announced the signing of Thomas Lemar as well as contract extensions for both Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Hernandez via their official Twitter account. Griezmann, in particular, had been the subject of transfer speculation all season, with a move to Barcelona thought to be on the cards. But the France striker, who scored for his country in their World Cup opener against Australia on the weekend, revealed that he would be staying put at the Wanda...
Atletico Madrid Announce Arrival of Thomas Lemar & New Deals for Antoine Griezmann & Lucas Hernandez
ernandez La Liga giants Atletico Madrid have announced the signing of Thomas Lemar as well as contract extensions for both Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Hernandez via their official Twitter account. Griezmann, in particular, had been the subject of transfer speculation all season, with a move to Barcelona thought to be on the cards. But the France striker, who scored for his country in their World Cup opener against Australia on the weekend, revealed that he would be staying put at the Wanda...
France's Paul Pogba, right, celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
The Latest: Saudis safe after in-flight drama at World Cup
France's Paul Pogba, right, celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Tomi Juric and Josh Risdon will be fit for Australia's clash with Denmark despite missing training.
Socceroos looking for first win against Denmark
Tomi Juric and Josh Risdon will be fit for Australia's clash with Denmark despite missing training.
Tomi Juric and Josh Risdon will be fit for Australia's clash with Denmark despite missing training.
Socceroos looking for first win against Denmark
Tomi Juric and Josh Risdon will be fit for Australia's clash with Denmark despite missing training.
Tomi Juric and Josh Risdon will be fit for Australia's clash with Denmark despite missing training.
Socceroos looking for first win against Denmark
Tomi Juric and Josh Risdon will be fit for Australia's clash with Denmark despite missing training.
Tomi Juric and Josh Risdon will be fit for Australia's clash with Denmark despite missing training.
Socceroos looking for first win against Denmark
Tomi Juric and Josh Risdon will be fit for Australia's clash with Denmark despite missing training.
Daniel Arzani played street football in Iran before moving to Australia as a boy (AFP Photo/SAEED KHAN)
Daniel Arzani played street football in Iran before moving to Australia as a boy
Daniel Arzani played street football in Iran before moving to Australia as a boy (AFP Photo/SAEED KHAN)
Daniel Arzani played street football in Iran before moving to Australia as a boy
Daniel Arzani played street football in Iran before moving to Australia as a boy
Daniel Arzani played street football in Iran before moving to Australia as a boy
​He was unable to help his team cause an upset against France in Australia’s opening Group D game, but Aaron Mooy held his own against N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba. And after an impressive debut campaign in the Premier League, ​Everton fans are urging their club to sign the Huddersfield midfielder. New Toffees boss Marco Silva has vowed to play intense football with a 4-3-3 formation and he could be looking for a new midfielder following a disappointing campaign for Morgan Schneiderlin....
Everton Fans Call for Club to Sign Huddersfield Star Following Impressive World Cup Debut
​He was unable to help his team cause an upset against France in Australia’s opening Group D game, but Aaron Mooy held his own against N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba. And after an impressive debut campaign in the Premier League, ​Everton fans are urging their club to sign the Huddersfield midfielder. New Toffees boss Marco Silva has vowed to play intense football with a 4-3-3 formation and he could be looking for a new midfielder following a disappointing campaign for Morgan Schneiderlin....
​He was unable to help his team cause an upset against France in Australia’s opening Group D game, but Aaron Mooy held his own against N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba. And after an impressive debut campaign in the Premier League, ​Everton fans are urging their club to sign the Huddersfield midfielder. New Toffees boss Marco Silva has vowed to play intense football with a 4-3-3 formation and he could be looking for a new midfielder following a disappointing campaign for Morgan Schneiderlin....
Everton Fans Call for Club to Sign Huddersfield Star Following Impressive World Cup Debut
​He was unable to help his team cause an upset against France in Australia’s opening Group D game, but Aaron Mooy held his own against N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba. And after an impressive debut campaign in the Premier League, ​Everton fans are urging their club to sign the Huddersfield midfielder. New Toffees boss Marco Silva has vowed to play intense football with a 4-3-3 formation and he could be looking for a new midfielder following a disappointing campaign for Morgan Schneiderlin....
Goal brings you all the details of the Group C fixtures including fixtures, standings and squads for France and Australia
World Cup 2018 Group C: Fixtures, standings, squads & full details on France & Australia group
Goal brings you all the details of the Group C fixtures including fixtures, standings and squads for France and Australia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their first goal from the penalty spot with team mates REUTERS/Sergio Perez
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their first goal from the penalty spot with team mates REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their first goal from the penalty spot with team mates REUTERS/Sergio Perez
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their first goal from the penalty spot with team mates REUTERS/Sergio Perez
France's Samuel Umtiti handles the ball and concedes a penalty. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
France's Samuel Umtiti handles the ball and concedes a penalty. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
South Korea's Son Heung-min, center, stretch during South Korea's official training on the eve of the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
The Latest: Pogba goal for France now an Australia own goal
South Korea's Son Heung-min, center, stretch during South Korea's official training on the eve of the group F match between Sweden and South Korea at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Denmark's William Kvist is carried by medical team during the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
The Latest: Pogba goal for France now an Australia own goal
Denmark's William Kvist is carried by medical team during the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Denmark's William Kvist leaves the field injured during the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
The Latest: Pogba goal for France now an Australia own goal
Denmark's William Kvist leaves the field injured during the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Australia Training - Australia Training Camp, Kazan, Russia - June 18, 2018 Australia's Tim Cahill during training REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Australia Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Australia Training - Australia Training Camp, Kazan, Russia - June 18, 2018 Australia's Tim Cahill during training REUTERS/John Sibley
Paul Pogba was involved in both of France’s goals as they beat Australia 2-1 in their World Cup opener.
Paul Pogba 'having fun' and ignoring being 'most criticised player in world'
Paul Pogba was involved in both of France’s goals as they beat Australia 2-1 in their World Cup opener.
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 Australia's Trent Sainsbury applauds their fans after the match REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 Australia's Trent Sainsbury applauds their fans after the match REUTERS/John Sibley
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 Australia's Trent Sainsbury applauds their fans after the match REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 Australia's Trent Sainsbury applauds their fans after the match REUTERS/John Sibley
The referee Andrés Cunha makes World Cup history as he reviews VAR footage before awarding France a penalty during their Group C match against Australia.
VAR enjoys largely positive World Cup debut to confound football’s luddites
The referee Andrés Cunha makes World Cup history as he reviews VAR footage before awarding France a penalty during their Group C match against Australia.
Australia forward Daniel Arzani attends a press conference in Kazan on June 18, 2018
Australia forward Daniel Arzani attends a press conference in Kazan on June 18, 2018
Australia forward Daniel Arzani attends a press conference in Kazan on June 18, 2018
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France coach Didier Deschamps REUTERS/Toru Hanai
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France coach Didier Deschamps REUTERS/Toru Hanai
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/John Sibley
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France coach Didier Deschamps REUTERS/Toru Hanai
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France coach Didier Deschamps REUTERS/Toru Hanai
The Manchester United midfielder played a pivotal role in France's 2-1 win over Australia, much to the delight of a team-mate quick to talk him up
Pogba's match-winning qualities hailed by Kante
The Manchester United midfielder played a pivotal role in France's 2-1 win over Australia, much to the delight of a team-mate quick to talk him up
Lucas Hernandez revealed 'exaggerating fouls' is part of his game, after the French defender appeared to spend prolonged periods feigning injury in Les Bleus World Cup opening triumph over Australia.
France defender Hernandez admits to exaggerating fouls against Australia
Lucas Hernandez revealed 'exaggerating fouls' is part of his game, after the French defender appeared to spend prolonged periods feigning injury in Les Bleus World Cup opening triumph over Australia.
Lucas Hernandez revealed 'exaggerating fouls' is part of his game, after the French defender appeared to spend prolonged periods feigning injury in Les Bleus World Cup opening triumph over Australia.
France defender Hernandez admits to exaggerating fouls against Australia
Lucas Hernandez revealed 'exaggerating fouls' is part of his game, after the French defender appeared to spend prolonged periods feigning injury in Les Bleus World Cup opening triumph over Australia.
Lucas Hernandez revealed 'exaggerating fouls' is part of his game, after the French defender appeared to spend prolonged periods feigning injury in Les Bleus World Cup opening triumph over Australia.
France defender Hernandez admits to exaggerating fouls against Australia
Lucas Hernandez revealed 'exaggerating fouls' is part of his game, after the French defender appeared to spend prolonged periods feigning injury in Les Bleus World Cup opening triumph over Australia.
France defender Samuel Umtiti took to social media to alleviate his embarrassment after his handball led to an Australia penalty (AFP Photo/FRANCK FIFE)
France defender Samuel Umtiti took to social media to alleviate his embarrassment after his handball led to an Australia penalty
France defender Samuel Umtiti took to social media to alleviate his embarrassment after his handball led to an Australia penalty (AFP Photo/FRANCK FIFE)
France midfielder N'Golo Kante has defended teammate Antoine Griezmann after the striker came under fire for a lacklustre display against Australia
Kante defends 'decisive' Griezmann
France midfielder N'Golo Kante has defended teammate Antoine Griezmann after the striker came under fire for a lacklustre display against Australia
France midfielder N'Golo Kante has defended teammate Antoine Griezmann after the striker came under fire for a lacklustre display against Australia
Kante defends 'decisive' Griezmann
France midfielder N'Golo Kante has defended teammate Antoine Griezmann after the striker came under fire for a lacklustre display against Australia
France midfielder N'Golo Kante has defended teammate Antoine Griezmann after the striker came under fire for a lacklustre display against Australia
Kante defends 'decisive' Griezmann
France midfielder N'Golo Kante has defended teammate Antoine Griezmann after the striker came under fire for a lacklustre display against Australia
People watch the match between France and Australia at the Fan Fest on the bank of the river Wolga during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
UK police say almost all banned fans surrendered passports
People watch the match between France and Australia at the Fan Fest on the bank of the river Wolga during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Volgograd, Russia, Friday, June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
Mile Jedinak says Australia were frustrated at being on the receiving end of the first VAR-assisted penalty in World Cup history
Mile Jedinak says Australia were frustrated at being on the receiving end of the first VAR-assisted penalty in World Cup history
Mile Jedinak says Australia were frustrated at being on the receiving end of the first VAR-assisted penalty in World Cup history
Mile Jedinak says Australia were frustrated at being on the receiving end of the first VAR-assisted penalty in World Cup history (AFP Photo/SAEED KHAN)
Mile Jedinak says Australia were frustrated at being on the receiving end of the first VAR-assisted penalty in World Cup history
Mile Jedinak says Australia were frustrated at being on the receiving end of the first VAR-assisted penalty in World Cup history (AFP Photo/SAEED KHAN)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 Australia's Mile Jedinak celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Toru Hanai
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 Australia's Mile Jedinak celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 Australia's Mile Jedinak celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Toru Hanai
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 Australia's Mile Jedinak celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Australia's Mile Jedinak celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Toru Hanai
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
Australia's Mile Jedinak celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann shakes the hand of France coach Didier Deschamps as he is substituted off REUTERS/Toru Hanai
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann shakes the hand of France coach Didier Deschamps as he is substituted off REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann shakes the hand of France coach Didier Deschamps as he is substituted off REUTERS/Toru Hanai
World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann shakes the hand of France coach Didier Deschamps as he is substituted off REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Benched: Antoine Griezmann was replaced by Olivier Giroud with 20 minutes remaining against Australia (AFP Photo/FRANCK FIFE)
Benched: Antoine Griezmann was replaced by Olivier Giroud with 20 minutes remaining against Australia
Benched: Antoine Griezmann was replaced by Olivier Giroud with 20 minutes remaining against Australia (AFP Photo/FRANCK FIFE)
Benched: Antoine Griezmann was replaced by Olivier Giroud with 20 minutes remaining against Australia
Benched: Antoine Griezmann was replaced by Olivier Giroud with 20 minutes remaining against Australia
Benched: Antoine Griezmann was replaced by Olivier Giroud with 20 minutes remaining against Australia
France head coach Didier Deschamps gestures to his players during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
French tactics under question after opening World Cup win
France head coach Didier Deschamps gestures to his players during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
France's Antoine Griezmann, left is substituted and replaced by France's Olivier Giroud during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
French tactics under question after opening World Cup win
France's Antoine Griezmann, left is substituted and replaced by France's Olivier Giroud during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
Peru World Cup fans keeping the faith with France looming
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
Peru World Cup fans keeping the faith with France looming
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
Peru World Cup fans keeping the faith with France looming
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
Peru World Cup fans keeping the faith with France looming
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
Peru World Cup fans keeping the faith with France looming
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
Peru World Cup fans keeping the faith with France looming
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
Peru World Cup fans keeping the faith with France looming
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
Peru World Cup fans keeping the faith with France looming
This is the first time Peru has qualified for the World Cup in 36 years and despite being defeated by Denmark in the opening match, Peru fans are keeping the faith as their country faces France and Australia next.
France's Antoine Griezmann scores the penalty goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
AP PHOTOS: Plenty of penalties on World Cup day 3
France's Antoine Griezmann scores the penalty goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
France's Paul Pogba, left, and Australia's Mathew Leckie, right, challenge the ball during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
AP PHOTOS: Plenty of penalties on World Cup day 3
France's Paul Pogba, left, and Australia's Mathew Leckie, right, challenge the ball during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
Australia goalkeeper Mathew Ryan fails to save the ball as France's Paul Pogba his side's second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
AP PHOTOS: Plenty of penalties on World Cup day 3
Australia goalkeeper Mathew Ryan fails to save the ball as France's Paul Pogba his side's second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
France's Kylian Mbappe smiles with teammates during France's official training on the eve of the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick
France's Kylian Mbappe smiles with teammates during France's official training on the eve of the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
France players celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick
France players celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Australia's Aaron Mooy, left vies for the ball with France's Kylian Mbappe during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick
Australia's Aaron Mooy, left vies for the ball with France's Kylian Mbappe during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
France's Paul Pogba, centre, reacts as the referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay, left, indicates that a goal has been given scored by Pogba during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick
France's Paul Pogba, centre, reacts as the referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay, left, indicates that a goal has been given scored by Pogba during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
France's Paul Pogba, right, duels for the ball with Australia's Mathew Leckie during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick
France's Paul Pogba, right, duels for the ball with Australia's Mathew Leckie during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Australia's Mile Jedinak, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
The Latest: Croatia beats Nigeria on own-goal, penalty kick
Australia's Mile Jedinak, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Bert van Marwijk questioned the referee's conviction after the first VAR-assisted penalty went against Australia in their 2-1 defeat to France
Bert van Marwijk questions referee after VAR drama costs Socceroos
Bert van Marwijk questioned the referee's conviction after the first VAR-assisted penalty went against Australia in their 2-1 defeat to France
Paul Pogba of France (L) reacts with teammates after scoring the 2-1 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan. EFE
Paul Pogba of France (L) reacts with teammates after scoring the 2-1 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan. EFE
Paul Pogba of France (L) reacts with teammates after scoring the 2-1 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan. EFE
Kylian Mbappe of France (R) and goalkeeper Mathew Ryan of Australia in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan. EFE
Kylian Mbappe of France (R) and goalkeeper Mathew Ryan of Australia in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan. EFE
Kylian Mbappe of France (R) and goalkeeper Mathew Ryan of Australia in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan. EFE
Antoine Griezmann (L) of France and Trent Sainsbury of Australia in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan. EFE
Antoine Griezmann (L) of France and Trent Sainsbury of Australia in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan. EFE
Antoine Griezmann (L) of France and Trent Sainsbury of Australia in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan. EFE
The Red Devils boss believes the midfielder's winner for France against Australia was actually an own goal, but concedes that he played well
Mourinho takes Pogba's goal off him but hails 'box-to-box' display rarely seen at Man Utd
The Red Devils boss believes the midfielder's winner for France against Australia was actually an own goal, but concedes that he played well
The Red Devils boss believes the midfielder's winner for France against Australia was actually an own goal, but concedes that he played well
Mourinho takes Pogba's goal off him but hails 'box-to-box' display rarely seen at Man Utd
The Red Devils boss believes the midfielder's winner for France against Australia was actually an own goal, but concedes that he played well
Kazan (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- Fans of Australia before the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan, Russia, 16 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Kazan (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- Fans of Australia before the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan, Russia, 16 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Kazan (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- Fans of Australia before the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan, Russia, 16 June 2018. (RESTRICTIONS APPLY: Editorial Use Only, not used in association with any commercial entity - Images must not be used in any form of alert service or push service of any kind including via mobile alert services, downloads to mobile devices or MMS messaging - Images must appear as still images and must not emulate match action video footage - No alteration is made to, and no text or image is superimposed over, any published image which: (a) intentionally obscures or removes a sponsor identification image; or (b) adds or overlays the commercial identification of any third party which is not officially associated with the FIFA World Cup) (Mundial de Fútbol, Rusia, Francia) EFE/EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Mat Ryan feels Australia were hard done by as VAR decision proved costly
Mat Ryan feels Australia were hard done by as VAR decision proved costly
Mat Ryan feels Australia were hard done by as VAR decision proved costly
Mile Jedinak’s celebration after his penalty epitomises the spirit in the Socceroos camp despite their narrow opening defeat against France.
Australia beaten but unbowed and ready to tackle the world
Mile Jedinak’s celebration after his penalty epitomises the spirit in the Socceroos camp despite their narrow opening defeat against France.
Australia beaten but unbowed and ready to tackle the world
Australia beaten but unbowed and ready to tackle the world
Australia beaten but unbowed and ready to tackle the world
Australia beaten but unbowed and ready to tackle the world
Australia beaten but unbowed and ready to tackle the world
Australia beaten but unbowed and ready to tackle the world
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
World Cup 2018: Australia manager left fuming with referee's 'mistake' in historic VAR ruling
France coach Didier Deschamps relieved his young France team came through a tough opener against Australia with three points (AFP Photo/BENJAMIN CREMEL)
France coach Didier Deschamps relieved his young France team came through a tough opener against Australia with three points
France coach Didier Deschamps relieved his young France team came through a tough opener against Australia with three points (AFP Photo/BENJAMIN CREMEL)
France coach Didier Deschamps relieved his young France team came through a tough opener against Australia with three points
France coach Didier Deschamps relieved his young France team came through a tough opener against Australia with three points
France coach Didier Deschamps relieved his young France team came through a tough opener against Australia with three points
France's Olivier Giroud, center, is airborne with Australia's Trent Sainsbury during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C
France's Olivier Giroud, center, is airborne with Australia's Trent Sainsbury during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Australia's Robbie Kruse, center, and Andrew Nabbout, right, react on referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay, left, after he watches a replay on a screen during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C
Australia's Robbie Kruse, center, and Andrew Nabbout, right, react on referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay, left, after he watches a replay on a screen during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Australia goalkeeper Mathew Ryan looks to the ball as France's Paul Pogba scores his side second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C
Australia goalkeeper Mathew Ryan looks to the ball as France's Paul Pogba scores his side second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
ADDS THAT HE SCORES THE SECOND GOAL France's Paul Pogba, second left, scores his side's second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C
ADDS THAT HE SCORES THE SECOND GOAL France's Paul Pogba, second left, scores his side's second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
France's Paul Pogba, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C
France's Paul Pogba, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
France player celebrate after scoring their side's second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C
France player celebrate after scoring their side's second goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay, center, watches a replay on a screen during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C
Referee Andres Cunha from Uruguay, center, watches a replay on a screen during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
The French beat the Aussies 2-1 on an absurd Paul Pogba that scraped the underside of the crossbar and only barely crossed the entire goal line.
France squeaks by Australia with help from VAR, goal-line technology
The French beat the Aussies 2-1 on an absurd Paul Pogba that scraped the underside of the crossbar and only barely crossed the entire goal line.
The French beat the Aussies 2-1 on an absurd Paul Pogba that scraped the underside of the crossbar and only barely crossed the entire goal line.
France squeaks by Australia with help from VAR, goal-line technology
The French beat the Aussies 2-1 on an absurd Paul Pogba that scraped the underside of the crossbar and only barely crossed the entire goal line.
The French beat the Aussies 2-1 on an absurd Paul Pogba that scraped the underside of the crossbar and only barely crossed the entire goal line.
France squeaks by Australia with help from VAR, goal-line technology
The French beat the Aussies 2-1 on an absurd Paul Pogba that scraped the underside of the crossbar and only barely crossed the entire goal line.

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