Technology helps France beat gritty Australia 2-1 in Group C

17 June, 2018, 15:36 | Author: Virgil Todd
  • Antoine Griezmann

France's first goal came from a penalty given after help from the video assistant referee (VAR) - a first at a World Cup - in a decision which van Marwijk says will be forever debated.

But Mourinho was unhappy at the way France's midfield trio of Pogba, Kante and Corentin Tolisso pressed their opponents and praised Australia's midfield duo of Jedinak and Aaron Mooy.

"He was standing very close to the moment of the penalty, and he said directly, "Go (play) on".

Referee Andres Cunha halted the game to check footage of the incident on a pitchside monitor before pointing to the penalty spot.

The Socceroos goalkeeper was by far the busiest player on the pitch in the opening five minutes, stopping a Pogba free-kick, before getting down well to save a long distance strike from Griezmann.

A second-guess from a referee, some vague video and cruel luck denied Australia in a 2-1 defeat against France at the World Cup, according to coach Bert van Marwijk.

Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak sent his French counterpart Hugo Lloris the wrong way from the spot to give Australia hope of forcing a draw at the Kazan Arena only for Pogba to grab the victor in the 81 minute.

Paul Pogba emerged as the hero when France took on Australia on Saturday.

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'We gave a very good performance.

Deschamps, a World Cup victor with France in 1998, will be thanking his lucky stars after a performance which will give him more questions than answers about his ambitious side - the second-youngest in the tournament after Nigeria.

"I'm sure once we get over this, we can start focusing on that second game". "I am not going to complain about VAR - it went in our favour", the France manager said.

That sparked a concerted offensive by Didier Deschamps' team but Australia stemmed the tide as the half progressed.

Griezmann converted the penalty to put France 1-0 in front. "Our opponents always play deep against us and we need to find a way to play better in those kind of matches".

"I prefer to to talk about the game".

Pogba's France will be back in action on 21 June, when they face Peru in their second World Cup fixture. The team's defence is solid and they were unlucky in the end.

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