Pogba earns France win as technology plays part

Pogba earns France win as technology plays part

Pogba earns France win as technology plays part

GK Mat Ryan, 6 - Beaten by a Griezmann penalty and an unlucky deflection off Paul Pogba, but otherwise a solid performance.

The Uruguayan referee then changed his mind after looking at the VAR replay and pointed to the spot, and Griezmann scored.

Griezmann was voted man of the match, but said he felt teammates N'Golo Kante or Lucas Hernandez should have got the prize instead. "He has the freedom to do more", he added. "I would have given it to N'Golo or Lucas".

"There were a lot of moments when the French players didn't know what to do anymore". His link-up play with Robbie Kruse in front of him was not precise enough at times though.

"But I am not anxious". The 33 year old is an inspiration to both young Australian footballers and aspiring beard growers alike.

France were also the guinea pigs at the 2014 World Cup when goal-line technology made its debut.

"I was really helped by the defender".

After a nervous start where the pace of the French forwards looked like overwhelming the Australia defence, the Socceroos worked their way back into the contest and had the best chance to score before halftime.

Unfortunately for Australia, this game wasn't played in 2010. "They don't play long balls". We didn't create much.

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

DF Lucas Hernandez, 5 - Like Pavard, it was a competitive global debut and one that went more or less without issue. Find us on Facebook too!

"The first match is always a big one and we're very happy to have won today", said France coach Didier Deschamps after the match.

"We would like to be the best team".

In the 62ndm minute, France also conceded a penalty after Samuel Umtiti handled the ball in the box.

"These things can happen in games". Alfred Finnbogason grabbed the quick equalizer soon after Aguero had opened the scoring and were able to hold on till the full time whistle, thanks in no small part to their part time film director, part time goalkeeper, Hannes Halldorsson.

"It is not risk-taking".

"I cannot blame any of my players, I can only give them compliments". It is a step forward.

"But we have almost a week before meeting Peru, so we hope to rectify that".

"We all have to raise our game now and step by step we need to build our confidence and our momentum".

FC's Janusz Michallik feels France's midfield lacks a true leader which could be detrimental to their World Cup hopes.

"We all have to be on the same page". The referee had to make a hard decision, but he was close to the episode and did not see the penalty. "We have to find the right balance".

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