France v Australia, 16 June 2018

Score2-1 to France
RefereeAndrés Cunha
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group C
VenueKazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance41,279
Kick-off: 1.00pm local France v Australia was Match 5 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Andres Cunha (Uruguay) Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Taran (Uruguay) Assistant Referee 2: Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay) Fourth Official: Julio Bascunan (Chile) Reserve AR: Christian Schiemann (Chile) VAR: Mauro Vigiliano (Argentina) For the first time in World Cup history, a penalty was awarded following advice from the VAR official. In the 56th minute, France's Antoine Griezmann fell in the penalty area following a challenage by Josh Risdon. Referee Andres Cunha initially waved away the French appeals but was advised by VAR official Mauro Vigiliano to review his decision on the pitch side monitor. Having viewed the incident again, he reversed his decision and awarded a penalty which Griezmann converted. France's second goal by Paul Pogba was confirmed with the aid of goalline technology. This became the first World Cup finals game since Senegal versus Uruguay in 2002 when both teams scored a penalty in normal time. Within four minutes, the two penalties in this game are believed to the shortest period of time between two penalties being scored by both teams in the World Cup finals. France’s starting line-up had an average age of 24 years and six months; their youngest for an opening game of the World Cup finals since 1930 against Mexico (23 years and 11 months). At 19 years and 178 days, Kylian Mbappé became the youngest player to represent France in a game at the World Cup finals. The previous record was held by Bruno Bellone in the 3rd place play-off against Poland in 1982 (20 years and 118 days). Australia had now lost four of their five opening games at World Cup finals. At 19 years and 163 days, Daniel Arzani became the youngest player to make a World Cup finals appearance for Australia. He was also the youngest player at this tournament.

2  France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

1  Australia

Manager: Bert Van Marwijk

Goals:

Antoine Griezmann penalty 58 P
Paul Pogba 81 G

Goals:

Mile Jedinak penalty 62 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (captain)
Defender Lucas Hernández
Defender Benjamin Pavard
Defender Samuel Umtiti
Defender Raphaël Varane
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder Corentin Tolisso
Midfielder/Forward Ousmane Dembélé
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Griezmann
Forward Kylian Mbappé

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan
Defender Josh Risdon
Defender Trent Sainsbury
Defender/Midfielder Aziz Behich
Defender/Midfielder Mile Jedinak (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Mark Milligan
Midfielder Tom Rogić
Midfielder/Forward Robbie Kruse
Midfielder/Forward Mathew Leckie
Midfielder/Forward Aaron Mooy
Forward Andrew Nabbout

Substitutions:

Nabil Fekir for Ousmane Dembélé 70
Olivier Giroud for Antoine Griezmann 70
Blaise Matuidi for Corentin Tolisso 78

Substitutions:

Tomi Jurić for Andrew Nabbout 64
Jackson Irvine for Tom Rogić 72
Daniel Arzani for Robbie Kruse 84

Cards:

Corentin Tolisso 76 Y

Cards:

Mathew Leckie 13 Y
Josh Risdon 57 Y
Aziz Behich 87 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alphonse Aréola
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda
Defender Presnel Kimpembe
Defender Benjamin Mendy
Defender Adil Rami
Defender Djibril Sidibé
Midfielder Thomas Lemar
Midfielder Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder Steven N'Zonzi
Midfielder Florian Thauvin
Midfielder/Forward Nabil Fekir
Forward Olivier Giroud

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Brad Jones
Goalkeeper Danny Vuković
Defender Miloš Degenek
Defender Matthew Jurman
Defender/Left back James Meredith
Midfielder Daniel Arzani
Midfielder Jackson Irvine
Midfielder Massimo Luongo
Midfielder/Forward Tim Cahill
Forward Tomi Jurić
Forward Jamie Maclaren
Forward Dmitri Petratos