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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
FILE - In this June 11, 2002 file photo Senegal's players celebrate after scoring their third goal in the first half of their 2002 World Cup Group A soccer match against Uruguay at the Suwon World Cup stadium in Suwon, South Korea. From left are Aliou Cisse, Alassane Ndour, Henri Camara, Khalilou Fadiga, Papa Bouba Diop (hidden) and El Hadji Diouf. The other teams in Group A are France and Denmark. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, file)
Poland, Senegal return to World Cup with Lewandowski, Mane
FILE - In this June 11, 2002 file photo Senegal's players celebrate after scoring their third goal in the first half of their 2002 World Cup Group A soccer match against Uruguay at the Suwon World Cup stadium in Suwon, South Korea. From left are Aliou Cisse, Alassane Ndour, Henri Camara, Khalilou Fadiga, Papa Bouba Diop (hidden) and El Hadji Diouf. The other teams in Group A are France and Denmark. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, file)
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)
What an enthralling day of football Saturday turned out to be. These are our KFC Moments of the Day.
KFC Moments of the Day: Iceland make history, Pogba comes to France's rescue
What an enthralling day of football Saturday turned out to be. These are our KFC Moments of the Day.
What an enthralling day of football Saturday turned out to be. These are our KFC Moments of the Day.
KFC Moments of the Day: Iceland make history, Pogba comes to France's rescue
What an enthralling day of football Saturday turned out to be. These are our KFC Moments of the Day.
What an enthralling day of football Saturday turned out to be. These are our KFC Moments of the Day.
KFC Moments of the Day: Iceland make history, Pogba comes to France's rescue
What an enthralling day of football Saturday turned out to be. These are our KFC Moments of the Day.
What an enthralling day of football Saturday turned out to be. These are our KFC Moments of the Day.
KFC Moments of the Day: Iceland make history, Pogba comes to France's rescue
What an enthralling day of football Saturday turned out to be. These are our KFC Moments of the Day.
Peru's Paolo Guerrero reacts 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/Efrem Lukatsky)
Peru's Guerrero impresses coach for decider against France
Peru's Paolo Guerrero reacts 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/Efrem Lukatsky)
Peru's Paolo Guerrero reacts after 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/Efrem Lukatsky)
Peru's Guerrero impresses coach for decider against France
Peru's Paolo Guerrero reacts after 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/Efrem Lukatsky)
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'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)
AP PHOTOS: Plenty of penalties on World Cup day 3
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 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
On the spot: Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty for France
On the spot: Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty for France
On the spot: Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty for France
On the spot: Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty for France (AFP Photo/SAEED KHAN)
On the spot: Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty for France
On the spot: Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty for France (AFP Photo/SAEED KHAN)
Australian players react angrily as the Uruguayan referee, Andrés Cunha, awards France a penalty after consulting the VAR during the sides’ Group C match.
VAR: the brave new world bringing distinct echoes of football’s past
Australian players react angrily as the Uruguayan referee, Andrés Cunha, awards France a penalty after consulting the VAR during the sides’ Group C match.
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
FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer - Republic of Ireland v Sweden - EURO 2016 - Group E - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 13/6/16 Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic applauds fans after the game REUTERS/John SibleY/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Republic of Ireland v Sweden - EURO 2016 - Group E
FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer - Republic of Ireland v Sweden - EURO 2016 - Group E - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 13/6/16 Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic applauds fans after the game REUTERS/John SibleY/File Photo
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'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)
AP PHOTOS: Plenty of penalties on World Cup day 3
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 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
On the spot: Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty for France
On the spot: Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty for France
On the spot: Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty for France
On the spot: Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty for France (AFP Photo/SAEED KHAN)
On the spot: Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty for France
On the spot: Antoine Griezmann converted a penalty for France (AFP Photo/SAEED KHAN)
Australian players react angrily as the Uruguayan referee, Andrés Cunha, awards France a penalty after consulting the VAR during the sides’ Group C match.
VAR: the brave new world bringing distinct echoes of football’s past
Australian players react angrily as the Uruguayan referee, Andrés Cunha, awards France a penalty after consulting the VAR during the sides’ Group C match.
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
FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer - Republic of Ireland v Sweden - EURO 2016 - Group E - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 13/6/16 Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic applauds fans after the game REUTERS/John SibleY/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Republic of Ireland v Sweden - EURO 2016 - Group E
FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer - Republic of Ireland v Sweden - EURO 2016 - Group E - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 13/6/16 Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic applauds fans after the game REUTERS/John SibleY/File Photo
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.
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 forward Antoine Griezmann writes himself into the World Cup history books (AFP Photo/Roman Kruchinin)
France forward Antoine Griezmann writes himself into the World Cup history books
France forward Antoine Griezmann writes himself into the World Cup history books (AFP Photo/Roman Kruchinin)
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
FILE - In this March 27, 2018 file photo Senegal's Sadio Mane controls the ball during a friendly soccer match between Senegal and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, northern France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
Senegal eager to break out of the shadow of 2002 team
FILE - In this March 27, 2018 file photo Senegal's Sadio Mane controls the ball during a friendly soccer match between Senegal and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, northern France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
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.
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.
Australia's Joshua Risdon, left, tackles France's Antoine Griezmann, second left conceding a penalty kick for France 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)
Gritty Australia can take hope from defeat against France
Australia's Joshua Risdon, left, tackles France's Antoine Griezmann, second left conceding a penalty kick for France 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)
Gritty Australia can take hope from defeat against France
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)
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.
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Paul Pogba scores their second goal 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 Paul Pogba scores their second goal REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Paul Pogba celebrates scoring their second goal 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 Paul Pogba celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Toru Hanai
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
World Cup: Australians 'proud' of Socceroos despite France loss
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
World Cup: Australians 'proud' of Socceroos despite France loss
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
World Cup: Australians 'proud' of Socceroos despite France loss
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
World Cup: Australians 'proud' of Socceroos despite France loss
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
World Cup: Australians 'proud' of Socceroos despite France loss
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
World Cup: Australians 'proud' of Socceroos despite France loss
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
World Cup: Australians 'proud' of Socceroos despite France loss
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
World Cup: Australians 'proud' of Socceroos despite France loss
They may have just lost to France after historic VAR decisions, but Australians in Melbourne still believe they've got "a good chance of making it through" the group stages.
Kazan (Russian Federation), 16/06/2018.- France coach Didier Deschamps pictured 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.- France coach Didier Deschamps pictured 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.- France coach Didier Deschamps pictured 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
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Paul Pogba scores their second goal REUTERS/John Sibley TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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 Paul Pogba scores their second goal REUTERS/John Sibley TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
The Sweden legend insists that the Real Madrid striker should be in the selection for Les Bleus, even if it means sacking the manager
'Benzema should be at World Cup, not Deschamps' - Ibrahimovic backs Madrid striker in France row
The Sweden legend insists that the Real Madrid striker should be in the selection for Les Bleus, even if it means sacking the manager
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 France's Antoine Griezmann scores their first goal from a penalty 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 France's Antoine Griezmann scores their first goal from a penalty REUTERS/John Sibley
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 Referee Andres Cunha awards a penalty to France after VAR (Video Assistant Referee) review 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 Referee Andres Cunha awards a penalty to France after VAR (Video Assistant Referee) review REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 Australia's Mathew Ryan concedes as France's Paul Pogba scores their second goal 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 Australia's Mathew Ryan concedes as France's Paul Pogba scores their second goal REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 Referee Andres Cunha reviews a incident on VAR before awarding a penalty to France 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 Referee Andres Cunha reviews a incident on VAR before awarding a penalty to France REUTERS/John Sibley

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