France v Australia Result & Match Report: VAR Griezmann & Pogba give Le Blues the Win over Aussies

France v Australia Result and Match Report: WC 2018: Group C clash – June 16, 2018

France v Australia Result: FRANCE 2, AUSTRALIA 1

Watch France v Australia Match Highlights

Rank
Site
Bonus
Rating
Visit
1
100% up toWorld Cup 2018 Early Payout Offer
Get your bet paid out as a winner if the team you back goes 2 goals ahead. Applies to pre-match single bets on Full Time Result market for all World Cup 2018 matches. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only.

France won a hard fought match against Australia in their opening Group C encounter 2-1 at Sochi. The match created history when the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology was used for the first time in a World Cup.

Antione Griezmann was foiled from taking a shot at the goal from a Paul Pogba through ball by a nick at the ankles from Australian defender Josh Risdon, something the Uruguayan referee failed to notice and waved for the play to go on. This invited a VAR which overturned the referee's original decision and hence a penalty was awarded to France.

Griezmann cooly converted it in the 55th minute to give Les Blues a 1-0 lead. The Socceroos drew level when French and Barcelona defender, Samuel Umtiti, inexplicably tried to stop a high Aaron Mooy cross with his fingertips having failed to do so with a header and gifted the opposition with a penalty. Mile Jedinak fired a low shot to Hugo Lloris's left to make it 1-1.

Earlier, the French started in splendid fashion with three shots on the goal inside just 8 minutes of play. Some frenetic defending by center-backs Mark Milligan and Trent Sainsbury helped keep the rampaging Kylian Mbappe, Dembele, Paul Pogba and Griezmann at bay for most of the match and just when it looked that the Aussies would force a draw, Pogba produced a goal out of the blue. Pogba toe-poked a looping ball over a couple of onrushing defenders and over Australian goal-keeper Matthew Ryan to give France that vital 2-1 lead. Again technology came into play as Pogba's shot hit the cross-bar and bounced off just an inch beyond the goal-line.

Pogba could have had a hand in a third goal, but along with substitute Nabil Fekir messed up a goal-mouth chance created from a Kante-Mbappe move.

Australia made a last minute attempt to salvage things in injury time when Risdon made a valiant dash down the right flank and came close to the French box but his cross to a waiting Mooy was shoddy.

Olivier Giroud was introduced late in the 70th minute in place of Griezmann with a view to breaking the 1-1 deadlock, but the veteran French striker had very little to do with Pogba settling the issue for France in the 80th minute.

A relieved Didier Deschamps will now prepare his boys for his next Group C game against Peru at Ekaterinburg. With 3 points in the bag, Les Blues will feel confident of moving into the next round needing just a win from their coming two outings. Meanwhile Australia will be in search of their first point of the 2018 cup when they come up against Denmark on June 21st at Samara.

Free Bookmaker Bets

Rank
Site
Bonus
Rating
Visit
1
100% up to£25
18+, T & C's Apply, gambleaware.co.uk.
2
100% up to£30
T & C Apply, 18+, gambleaware.co.uk
3
100% up to£30
T & C Apply, 18+, gambleaware.co.uk
4
100% up to£10
New customer only, Max one £10 free bet, Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 2.0 (1.1) or Greater, Paid as bonus token with min odds reg, T&C Apply. 18+ only.
5
50% up to£10 + 10 Free Spins
New Customers only Min stake £10 at odds of 2.0 or more. Single real money bet only. Cashed out bets not qualified. Free bet and free spins credited 24 hours after first bet. Free bet min odds 2.0 max odds 100. Free bet stake not returned with winnings. Full T&C's apply. 18 + only.
6
50% up to£50
New customers only. Min Deposit £10. Deposit & bonus amount must be wagered 6 times (min odds 4/5) prior to withdrawing bonus funds and any winnings. Wins from real money bets withdrawable at any time. Bonus on sports betting only. T&Cs apply.
7
100% up to£28
T & C Apply, 18+, gambleaware.co.uk
8
50% up to£10
Valid for new players from 01/05/2019 and 30/06/2019. Min deposit of £20 is required to be eligible for the offer. Upon the first deposit a player will receive 1000 Volt Points per £10 deposited. Maximum Volt Points is capped at 12000. Player must exchange his/her Volt Points in the Volt Shop for the desired FreeBet value. £10 FreeBet = 10000 Volt Points. FreeBet stake is excluded from bet returns. Volt Casino general terms & conditions apply.
9
100% up to£10
New and selected customers only. Min dep. £10. No wagering requirements. 18+, T & C's Apply, begambleaware.org
10
100% up to£10 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins
T & C Apply, 18+, gambleaware.co.uk
11
100% up to£35
Available to New Players only | 6 Qualifying bets | Horse Racing bets do not Qualify | Min stake £10 | Max Bonus £35 | No E-Wallets | Min Odds Evens (2.0) or 2/5 (1.4) for combos | BeGambleAware.org | 18+ | Terms and conditions apply.
12
100% up to£35 + 10% cashback
T & C Apply, 18+, gambleaware.co.uk
13
100% up to£25
T & C Apply, 18+, gambleaware.co.uk
14
100% up to£250
New customers only. Free bet credited if your first bet on Glory Goals loses. Max free bet £250. Free bets must be used within 48 hours on any Glory Games market. Qualifying bets must be placed with 48 hours of making first deposit. Min odds of 1.2 for qualifying bets and free bet usage. 18+ BeGambleAware. Full T&C's apply.
15
100% up to£10
New customers only. Max one £10 free bet, Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater, paid as bonus token with min odds required. T&C's apply. 18+.
16
100% up to£20
18+, first deposit only, T&Cs apply. Opt-in required. Deposits with Skrill, PayPal, Neteller and Paysafecard not eligible. Casino bonus: min. £10, max. £100. Bonus/free spins winnings wagering requirement: x35. Max. bonus bet: £5, can vary. Free sports bet: min. deposit and stake £20 (min. odds 2.0). Credited after all qualifying bets settled. begambleaware.org
17
100% up to£20
T & C Apply, 18+, gambleaware.co.uk
18
100% up to£50
18+, Full T & C's Apply, gambleaware.co.uk.
19
100% up to£0
T & C Apply, 18+, gambleaware.co.uk
20
100% up to£50
New customers only. Valid once per customer. Bonus expires after 30 days. Offer expires 31.05.19. 7 x turnover at 1.6 minimum odds before withdrawal. Skrill and Neteller deposits excluded. 18+ only. BeGambleAware
21
100% up to£10
T & C Apply, 18+, gambleaware.co.uk
22
100% up to£10
T & C Apply, 18+, gambleaware.co.uk
[xyz-ihs snippet=”WC18″]

Read More

[excerptlist display='Vertical' ]

You May Also Like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *