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Pogba pumps France up as match ball deflates

Pogba pumps France up as match ball deflates

Coach Bert van Marwijk's defensive strategy nearly produced an unexpected draw against the 1998 World Cup champions, but luck was on the French side in their 2-1 victory at Kazan Arena on Saturday.

"We've got the job done, because the first match is always very important, and this sets us up well for the rest of the group".

A screen displays a penalty review during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C football match between France and Australia at the Kazan Arena. "The referee did not bow his whistle, so I moved on with that".

Mbappe will be the favorite to win the top Young Player award at the World Cup (players born on or after January 1, 2017). "I think we've let Australia slow down the game", added the French coach.

In their World Cup 2018 debut, "Les Bleus" would've been grateful to the VAR system, as not only was Griezmann's penalty awarded after officials replayed the footage, but Paul Pogba's goal required VAR to confirm that the ball had gone over the line.

"There are not a lot of teams that have a better attacking line-up than us, though".

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

Didier Deschamps' Les Bleus head to Russian Federation among the favourites to triumph on July 14 but will remember all too well their group stage exits in 2002, as defending champions, and 2010.




In the 30th minute, Risdon took the ball away from Griezmann's foot at a crucial moment after the Atletico Madrid player brought it down with a fine control, preventing him from unleashing from close range.

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The Socceroos looked transformed from the team that laboured through a long qualifying campaign and two playoffs just to get to Russian Federation as they competed manfully with one of the pre-tournament favourites at the Kazan Arena.

Paul Pogba has refused to get drawn into conversations about his future while he remains at the World Cup with France.

Captain Hugo Lloris' form has suffered for France recently, but the Tottenham goalkeeper was alert to keep Australia at bay in the first half.

In the day's later games, Denmark broke Peru's hearts as the South American country made their first appearance in the finals since 1982. Everybody could see today that this is a different team and one of the most positive things also is that we showed guts and that we could be ourselves.

Croatia face Argentina in their second group game.

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