Saturday, 23 February 2019
Latest news
Main » Technology helps France to 2-1 win over Australia

Technology helps France to 2-1 win over Australia

19 June 2018

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.

"In Didier Deschamps we have got a manager who was in the dressing room in 1998", Griezmann told reporters before the game.

"I'm not allowed to go to the screen".

Deschamps was a World Cup victor as a player, lifting the trophy as captain in Paris after a crushing 3-0 final win over Brazil in 1998.

"Pride and disappointment. I think we did a good job".

France were the beneficiaries of the first penalty award by VAR in World Cup history in their Group A opener against Australia - and the drama didn't stop there.

Trump accepts Singapore president's invitation for state visit in November
North Korea blasted Pence's remarks as "ignorant and stupid", sparking the cancellation of the planned Trump-Kim meeting. Kim was heard telling Trump through a translator: "I think the entire world is watching this moment".

A penalty was awarded and Mile Jedinak fired home with aplomb to draw Australia level before Paul Pogba scored a late victor to spare Umtiti's blushes. "But, yes, we must do better, and we can do better", he said.

"We are three players who appreciate each other".

"We had an enormous amount of fans and it was sad they came so far to see us lose, they deserved at least a draw", said Peru coach Ricardo Gareca.

Even that goal might not have counted in the days before technology was brought into the game with Pogba's shot looping off the shin of Aziz Behich, hitting the crossbar and bouncing down inside the goal before coming back out.

"For a lot of our players it was their first match (at the World Cup), but we know that, technically, we didn't play to our potential", he said.

"Mistakes happen, you have to own them and the quickly move on", he said.

Federation Internationale de Football Association to vote on 2026 World Cup host
Trump had earlier warned that any countries voting against the North American bid would suffer consequences in trade deals. The report left the US-Canada-Mexico bid as the clear front-runner after giving it a rating of four out of five.

Once again, France looked like they didn't play enough as a team and Lloris agreed.

FW Ousmane Dembele, 4 - He looked every bit one of the most inexperienced members of the group and it was a surprise that Deschamps kept him on for 70 minutes before introducing Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir.

This game promises to be intense so stay with us for all the updates.

They worked hard in their pre-tournament camp in Turkey to build fitness and structure, and maximise their hopes of emerging from a tough group featuring 11th-ranked Peru and 12th-ranked Denmark.

"Today, we gave the ball to the Australians too much and when we don't have the ball we are not comfortable".

IG Report Slams FBI Agent Strzok For Political Bias, Using Personal Email
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was expected to conduct the briefing for Trump, people familiar with the matter said. Democrats - and even Mrs Clinton herself - have blamed Mr Comey for her election loss to US President Donald Trump .

Technology helps France to 2-1 win over Australia