Captain Hugo Lloris' form has suffered for France recently, but the Tottenham goalkeeper was alert to keep Australia at bay in the first half. "But when he went to see if there was a penalty I immediately thought about how I would take it". But it would go to VAR and with the referee seeing some contact between the two players. Many watching felt replays showed that Risdon did get the faintest of touches on the ball.
Pogba's deflected shot towards goal cannoned off the underside of the crossbar and bounced out into Mat Ryan's arms, but Cunha's watch buzzed to indicate the ball had crossed the line and France held on to secure a 2-1 win.
Australia bounced back superbly from that setback, though, and were level just four minutes later.
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Webb added: "We can rectify mistakes in real time and come to better outcomes and fairer results".
Mbappe is set to play a starring role for France at the World Cup after an impressive debut season for PSG, in which he scored 21 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions for the Ligue 1 champions.
'. The way we wanted to play, they (Australian players) did it for 95 per cent, so I cannot blame any of my players, I only can give them compliments.
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Technology has been deployed right in other sports in Australia, with the "bunker" in the National Rugby League in particular learning from early failure to ensure the technology actually clarified matters. At least, we. deserved to play a draw'.
"The first match is always a big one and we're very happy to have won today", said France coach Didier Deschamps. We gave a very good performance.
France will on Thursday take on Peru in their next game in Group C while Australia will face Denmark.
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