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News Article  | World Cup 2018

Pogba Leads Blunt France To Victory In World Cup Opener

2018 World Cup Report: France v Australia 16 June 2018

By SL International - Jun 16, 2018 01:52 PM

2018 World Cup 

Result: France 2-1 Australia

Date:16 June 2018

Venue: Kazan Arena

France got their 2018 World Cup campaign off to a positive start as they defeated Australia 2-1, with Manchester United star Paul Pogba netting grabbing the winning goal.

Paul Pogba was included the starting line-up, while Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele and Kylian Mbappe lead the attack.

Le Blues dominated the opening exchanges in the first, while the likes of Mbappe and Pogba tested goalkeeper Matt Ryan in the first 10 minutes.

Hugo Lloris had to be at his best after 17 minutes after the French shot-stopper produced a superb low save to keep out Corentin Tolisso's miscued clearance.

The French enjoyed a lion's share of the possession for most of the first half, but they were unable to carve out another clear-cut opening in the half.

The game sprung into life after 58 minutes when France were awarded a penalty with the help of Video Assistant Referee (VAR). Griezmann, who won the penalty, slotted home to hand his the lead.

Australia were awarded a penalty of their own on hour mark when Samuel Umtiti handled in the box. Mile Jedinak stepped up and made no mistake from the spot, 1-1.

Didier Deschamps responded with a double change after 70 minutes as Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir replaced Griezmann and Dembele.

France did restore their lead in the 81st minute as Pogba exchanged passes with his teammate before seeing his shot deflect over the goal line.

The Australians threw numbers forward in the closing stages but France managed to hold out until the final to claim three points.


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JamieM Jun 16, 2018 06:02 PM
It's a lie Pogba didn't score any goal. That's an own goal from an Australian player.
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Ahh pogbaaaaa viva
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Mxm France are useless maan sies
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France gets three points here
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Voltaire Jun 16, 2018 01:33 PM
Yeah and these are supposed to be world cup favourites!!!
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0verrated French c0ws struggling t0 get a First g0al... tjeeerrr
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FRA 2- 0 Aus
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France 4-1 Australia
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France 3:0 Australia
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France 3-1 Australia,Friezman all de way
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Ishhh mbappe
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France Pogba my guy I can't wait
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France 3-1 Australia
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1-1 draw

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