Telstar 18 balls burst during France - Australia

Griezmann: Pogba will show his brilliance

Mile Jedinak equalised from the spot for Australia before Paul Pogba gave France victory in the 81st minute.

The goal was Pogba's 10th goal for France.

The referee did not give award a penalty to Griezmann who was adjudged to have gone down too easily but the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) saw play halted for a replay of the incident. I think it's an own goal, but it's the action, ' Mourinho told RT.

For the World Cup, a team of four video assistant referees - a chief VAR and three assistants - will be stationed at a central operation room in Moscow during matches.

Frank Leboeuf joins the ESPN FC crew to talk about France's underwhelming display and what must be done to play to their potential.

Stephanie Brantz caught up with Julien Laurens after France squeezed past Australia with a 2-1 win. No one is kidding themselves - we've had moments and played our first game, everyone knows what the atmosphere is going to be like, you get a feeling and sense for that.

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First, Mbappe was denied from an acute angle by Mat Ryan before the Australia goalkeeper comfortably held a Pogba free-kick and Griezmann's half-volley from distance in quick succession.

After the final siren blew the team lined up for a short guard of honour to the Australian fans in the Kazan stadium who remained on their feet in applause. "I felt like we did (it) right throughout the's a shame we came up short".

Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha originally waved off French appeals for a penalty until VAR officials advised him to have a second look. Yellow card to Josh Risdon.

"It was a hard, complicated match against a tough Australian side". For the World Cup, the Federation Internationale de Football Association has resolved to make the VAR experience better and keep fans - those watching on TV and at the stadium - informed about the review process. Peru will be stronger than Australia and we will have to be ready and Denmark will be stronger than Peru too. After showing promise in spells against the might of France, there is every reason to believe they can make it happen.

Australia's players claim they are ready to "move on" and are focusing on trying to beat Denmark on Thursday (Jun 21) in a bid to reignite their bid for a place in the last 16. "We need to help solve the mistakes, but we must not lose the human feeling of our sport".

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