Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the Group D match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup between France and Australia on the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar.
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
Performed: 5 | France: 3 | Australia: 1 | Draw: 1
France: Lloris, Pavard, Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, Konate, Griezmann, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Giroud, Mbappe, Dembele
Australia: Ryan, Atkinson, Rowles, Behich, Souttar, Mooy, McGree, Irvine, Leckie, Duke, Goodwin,
Even with out the injured Karim Benzema, defending World Cup champion France has loads of attacking energy.
Most groups would like to have both Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann or Olivier Giroud of their ahead line, not to mention all three. They’ve 119 worldwide objectives between them, plus an abundance of pace, craft, expertise and ability.
However France doesn’t have the identical assurances in midfield, and that’s the place Australia may bother Les Bleus on Tuesday of their opening Group D match.
France struggled to beat Australia 2-1 when the groups met of their World Cup opener 4 years in the past, and that was with a full-strength midfield.
France coach Didier Deschamps is lacking the injured N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba — his dynamic engine room from 2018. Pogba has performed 91 occasions for France and one in every of his 11 objectives got here within the 4-2 win over Croatia within the 2018 closing.
Whereas Pogba’s type has been up and down since then, Kante’s consistency hardly ever ever dropped and he’s arguably a good larger loss.
So Deschamps faces Australia with a revamped midfield the place essentially the most skilled participant is Adrien Rabiot — Pogba’s teammate at Italian membership Juventus — with 29 appearances.
Now Rabiot will probably line up on the left of a midfield three at Al Janoub Stadium with 22-year-old Aurelien Tchouameni within the middle, and both Eduardo Camavainga or 23-year-old Matteo Guendouzi on the best.
However Australia has a stable midfield, too, led by the skilled Aaron Mooy — a troublesome tackler and ready passer who performed two seasons within the Premier League with Brighton and has made 53 appearances.
Lloris – Pavard, Upamecano, Konate, Lucas Hernandez – Tchouameni, Rabiot – Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe – Giroud
Ryan – Atkinson, Wright, Rowles, Behich – Hrustic, Mooy, Irvine – Leckie, Duke, Goodwin
Mathew Leckie was Australia’s finest participant on the 2014 World Cup and poses a menace from the wing. The 31-year-old Leckie can be the nationwide workforce’s high scorer with 13 worldwide objectives.
Leckie and Mooy each began in opposition to France 4 years in the past.
However coach Australia coach Graham Arnold’s plans for this match had been hit when winger Martin Boyle pulled out on Sunday with a knee damage. Boyle has an honest scoring report with 5 objectives from 19 appearances for Australia.
“All of us really feel for Martin and it’s a merciless blow for him,” Arnold stated. “He has been an integral a part of our journey to get to Qatar.”
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH
France vs Australia – Kick off, telecast and reside Streaming information
The place will the France vs Australia World Cup opening match kick-off?
The France vs Australia match will kick-off on the Al Janoub Stadium.
When will the France vs Australia World Cup opening match kick-off?
The France vs Australia match will kick-off at 12:30 AM IST on November 23, 2022.
The place are you able to watch the France vs Australia match in India?
The France vs Australia World Cup opening match will probably be telecasted reside on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android and nicely as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will probably be reside streamed on JioCinema.
The place are you able to watch the France vs Australia match exterior India?
The next listing exhibits the place you may watch the France vs Australia match exterior of India
United States – TV: FOX, Telemundo; Reside Stream: fuboTV, Fox Sports activities app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada – TV: CTV, TSN; Reside Stream: fuboTV, TSN app
United Kingdom – TV: BBC One; Reside Stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Web site
Australia – TV: SBS; Reside Stream: SBS On Demand
New Zealand – TV: Sky Sports activities; Reside Stream: Sky Sport
Malaysia – TV: RTM, Astro; Reside Stream: Astro Go
Singapore – TV: Mediacorp Channel 5; Reside Stream: StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV
Hong Kong – TV: BeIN Sports activities, ITV; Reside Stream: Now TV, ViuTV
Nigeria – SuperSport and Showmax Professional.