France vs. Australia: Live Updates, Score and Reaction from 2018 World Cup Game

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France face Australia in the first World Cup game on Saturday's schedule. Griezmann stars after committing his future to Ateltico Madrid amid links to Barcelona. Underdogs Australia will be led out by coach Bert van Marwijk in Kazan Arena (in Kazan).

  1. June 16, 2018
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    Blake @Blake8991

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    France 2-1 Australia (FT)

    Goals: Antoine Griezmann pen 57', Mile Jedinak pen 62', Paul Pogba 80'.

    Lineups: FRA - Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Kante, Tolisso, Pogba; Mbappe, Griezmann, Dembele. AUS - Ryan; Risdon, Milligan, Sainsbury, Behich; Jedinak, Mooy, Rogic; Leckie, Nabbout, Kruse.

  4. January 25, 2022
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    Socceroos' Risdon part of World Cup VAR history

    Socceroos' Risdon part of World Cup VAR history
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Socceroos' Risdon part of World Cup VAR history

    The World Game
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  7. June 16, 2018
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    How Do France Stay Fresh? Fly Their Barber to Russia 😎

    How Do France Stay Fresh? Fly Their Barber to Russia 😎
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    How Do France Stay Fresh? Fly Their Barber to Russia 😎

    B/R Video
    via Bleacher Report
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    Group Standings: France, Croatia Stand Tall

    Group Standings: France, Croatia Stand Tall
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Group Standings: France, Croatia Stand Tall

    Gill Clark
    via Bleacher Report
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    Socceroos @Socceroos

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    Marijo Požega @MarijoPozega

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    Socceroos @Socceroos

  13. January 25, 2022
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    Mat Ryan feels Australia were hard done by as VAR decision proved costly

    Mat Ryan feels Australia were hard done by as VAR decision proved costly
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Mat Ryan feels Australia were hard done by as VAR decision proved costly

    Amy Lawrence
    via the Guardian
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    Three take aways from Australia's opener

    Three take aways from Australia's opener
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Three take aways from Australia's opener

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  16. June 16, 2018
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    Smart Socceroos Beaten but Emboldened by French Epic

    Smart Socceroos Beaten but Emboldened by French Epic
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Smart Socceroos Beaten but Emboldened by French Epic

    The World Game
    via The World Game
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    David Perkovic @davidperkovic

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    Socceroos @Socceroos

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    Mitchell's Biggest Fan @KdogRoars

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    Socceroos Coach Shades VAR Decision

    Socceroos Coach Shades VAR Decision
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Socceroos Coach Shades VAR Decision

    The Independent
    via The Independent
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    Competition Was Seriously Fierce on Day 3

    No French players made the grade 👀

    B/R Football @brfootball

    Iceland’s heroes form the spine of @stighefootball’s team of the day 💯 https://t.co/EzX3ZbUs33

  23. January 25, 2022
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    Ryan blasts VAR as technology sinks Socceroos

    Ryan blasts VAR as technology sinks Socceroos
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Ryan blasts VAR as technology sinks Socceroos

    The World Game
    via The World Game
  25. June 16, 2018
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    Brian Revell @BrianRevell9

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    Optus Sport @OptusSport

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    Socceroos @Socceroos

  29. January 25, 2022
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    Socceroos player ratings against France

    Socceroos player ratings against France
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Socceroos player ratings against France

    The World Game
    via The World Game
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    Socceroos' courage goes unrewarded

    Socceroos' courage goes unrewarded
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Socceroos' courage goes unrewarded

    The World Game
    via The World Game
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    Van Marwijk doubts ref's VAR conviction

    Van Marwijk doubts ref's VAR conviction
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Van Marwijk doubts ref's VAR conviction

    Clement Tito
    via FourFourTwo
  33. June 16, 2018
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    Jeremy Dooley @JeremyDooley1

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    Adrian Arciuli @Adrian_Arciuli

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    Simon Walliker @SimonWalliker

  37. January 25, 2022
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    Australia suffer 21st century defeat as technology makes its mark on World Cup

    Australia suffer 21st century defeat as technology makes its mark on World Cup
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Australia suffer 21st century defeat as technology makes its mark on World Cup

    Kieran Pender
    via the Guardian
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    Van Marwijk hits out at VAR call

    Van Marwijk hits out at VAR call
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Van Marwijk hits out at VAR call

    Sky Sports
    via Sky Sports
  40. June 16, 2018
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    Umtiti Dunks on Himself

    France defender can look back and laugh now his handball didn't cost the game

    Get French Football News @GFFN

    Samuel Umtiti ridicules his own mistake in an Instagram story. https://t.co/s8omwkQczx

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    Elia Santoro 💙 @Elia_Santoro

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    Tim Jurd @JurdTim

  44. January 25, 2022
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    France benched Matuidi because of Pogba?

    France benched Matuidi because of Pogba?
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    France benched Matuidi because of Pogba?

    Calciomercato.com | Tutte le news sul calcio in tempo reale
    via Calciomercato.com | Tutte le news sul calcio in tempo reale
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    France v Australia player ratings

    France v Australia player ratings
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    France v Australia player ratings

    FourFourTwo
    via FourFourTwo
  47. June 16, 2018
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    The Weekly Times @WeeklyTimesAU

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    Socceroos @Socceroos

  50. January 25, 2022
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    Pogba strike sees France edge Australia

    Pogba strike sees France edge Australia
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Pogba strike sees France edge Australia

    FIFA.com
    via www.fifa.com
  52. June 16, 2018
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    Jedinak: Luck Not with Us Today

    Jedinak: Luck Not with Us Today
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Jedinak: Luck Not with Us Today

    Paul Vegas
    via Tribalfootball
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    EA SPORTS FIFA @EASPORTSFIFA

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    Goal @goal

  56. January 25, 2022
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    Socceroos relish role of reputation busters

    Socceroos relish role of reputation busters
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Socceroos relish role of reputation busters

    The World Game
    via The World Game
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    Pressure on Deschamps

    Pressure on Deschamps
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Pressure on Deschamps

    Sky Sports
    via Sky Sports
  59. June 16, 2018
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    French Team @FrenchTeam

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    TheChroniclesOfJMasz @JMasz88

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    Australia Coach Van Marwijk: We Didn't Deserve That'

    Australia Coach Van Marwijk: We Didn't Deserve That'
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Australia Coach Van Marwijk: We Didn't Deserve That'

    Paul Vegas
    via Tribalfootball
  63. January 25, 2022
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    Five things we learned: Socceroos v France

    Five things we learned: Socceroos v France
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Five things we learned: Socceroos v France

    The World Game
    via The World Game
  65. June 16, 2018
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    Chris Jack @chrisjackis

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    Goal @goal

  68. January 25, 2022
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    World Cup 2018: France deny Australia amid VAR controversy – in pictures

    World Cup 2018: France deny Australia amid VAR controversy – in pictures
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    World Cup 2018: France deny Australia amid VAR controversy – in pictures

    Guardian sport
    via the Guardian
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    Late Pogba goal gives France win over brave Socceroos

    Late Pogba goal gives France win over brave Socceroos
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Late Pogba goal gives France win over brave Socceroos

    The World Game
    via The World Game
  71. June 16, 2018
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    Optus Sport @OptusSport

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    Zach Olmsted @zach_olmsted

  74. January 25, 2022
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    France squeeze past Socceroos

    France squeeze past Socceroos
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    France squeeze past Socceroos

    Ligue1
    via Ligue1
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    Late Pogba goal gives France victory over Australia after VAR controversy

    Late Pogba goal gives France victory over Australia after VAR controversy
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Late Pogba goal gives France victory over Australia after VAR controversy

    BBC Sport
    via BBC Sport
  77. June 16, 2018
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    Get French Football News @GFFN

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    Get French Football News @GFFN

  80. January 25, 2022
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    France edge Australia as VAR used

    France edge Australia as VAR used
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    France edge Australia as VAR used

    Sky Sports
    via Sky Sports
  82. June 16, 2018
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    Game on for France

    B/R Football @brfootball

    🍷 https://t.co/idHH42aWKL

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    Get French Football News @GFFN

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    Optus Sport @OptusSport

  86. January 25, 2022
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    Heartbreak! Pogba denies heroic Socceroos

    Heartbreak! Pogba denies heroic Socceroos
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018 logo
    Australia vs. France - June 16, 2018

    Heartbreak! Pogba denies heroic Socceroos

    FourFourTwo
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