Technology saved France against Australia

Antoine Griezmann

Griezmann admitted that pressure surrounding the French team, with seven players out of the 11 starters having never played in a World Cup before, was intense.

Stephanie Brantz caught up with Julien Laurens after France squeezed past Australia with a 2-1 win.

"In our last four World Cup campaigns we've only won our opening match once (in 2014, against Honduras)".

"He has to accept that France need him to play as a holding player who wins the ball and plays simple passes".

The replay indicated that Risdon may have got a slight touch on the ball, but definitely caught Griezmann in the box, leading the referee to give a spot kick, from which Griezmann converted.

Captain Hugo Lloris' form has suffered for France recently, but the Tottenham goalkeeper was alert to keep Australia at bay in the first half. "I don't think that it was a clear-cut wrong decision, so it seems to be a bit of a grey area there but we can't do much about it now". We gave a very good performance.

In Brazil four years ago, France became the first team in World Cup history to be awarded a goal using goal-line technology and they again had it to thank in Russian Federation.

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France re-took the lead through a Paul Pogba goal in the 81st minute.

'The French didn't know what to do anymore in big parts of the game.' van Marwijk said.

Webb added: "We can rectify mistakes in real time and come to better outcomes and fairer results".

For whatever reason, the VAR never intervened to suggest Marciniak should review his decision - confusing fans who had also watched the Australian game.

"It's hard to get over the fact that we probably should have had a point at least". At least, we. deserved to play a draw'.

Amid the large clusters of gold provided by around 10,000 Socceroos supporters, France initially assumed control of this Group C opener despite the long journey from their Moscow training base.

"When you see this (France) game, you must have confidence for the rest of the tournament. but it's never a guarantee", he said.

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