The Frenchmen begin the defence of their 2018 world title against Australia in Tuesday’s World Cup 2022 Group D opener at Al Janoub Stadium. France vs Australia will be an interesting fixture as the Socceroos will be seeking revenge for their 2018 World Cup against the French.
France – The French National side are entering this World Cup as the title holders of the previous edition in Russia. After that, The UEFA Nations League was another major trophy that was added to France’s collection. However, there have been many ups and downs with the squad. With Karim Benzema out of the World Cup just at the last minute, Kylian Mbappe has a lot of responsibilities on his shoulder to lead the frontline.
Australia – The Australian side failed to win a single match in Russia in 2018 and will be hoping for a better showing in Qatar in 2022. However, their journey will not be easy as they will face a great challenge from France, Denmark and Tunisia. So now, the Socceroos are now aiming to end a run of three consecutive group-stage exits.
France vs Australia: Match Details
|Match||France vs Australia|
|Date||23rd November 2022|
|Time||12:30 AM (IST)|
|Venue||Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar|
France vs Australia: Broadcast Details
The match will be broadcast LIVE on Sports 18 and Sports 18 HD Channels in India. Those who want to watch the match online can do so via the Jio Cinema app.
France vs Australia: Head-to-Head stats
They have met each other on 5 occasions. France is obviously leading the line with 3 wins and 1 defeat and 1 draw against Australia, with their recent win coming in the 2018 World Cup as they beat the Aussies 2-1.
Dream 11 Top Picks and Player Stats
Kylian Mbappe: With Karim Benzema out due to injury, Kylian Mbappe will bear a greater burden. The 2018 World Cup winner is much more developed and experienced and he will be eager to impress in Qatar and help his side defend the title.
Aaron Mooy- The experienced midfielder is a key player for Australia and will look to dominate the area against a less experienced France midfield. Australia will be quite dependent on Mooy for their ball supply to their attacking players.
France vs Australia: Dream 11 Fantasy Team
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Defenders: Joel King, Theo Hernandez, Benjamin Pavard, Kye Rowles
Midfielders: Aaron Mooy, Antoine Griezmann, Eduardo Camavinga, Ajdin Hrustic
Forwards: Kylian Mbappe, Oliver Giroud
Dream 11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice For The Match
Captain: Kylian Mbappe
Vice-Captain: Antoine Griezmann
France vs Australia: Predicted Line-Up
France possible starting line-up: Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, William Saliba, Ibrahima Konate, Theo Hernandez; Aurelien Tchouameni, Youssef Fofana, Eduardo Camavinda; Antonie Griezmann; Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe
Australia possible starting line-up: Mathew Ryan; Nathaniel Atkinson, Kye Rowles, Joel King, Aziz Behich; Aaron Mooy, Jackson Irvine; Mathew Leckie, Ajdin Hrustic, Awer Mabil; Jamie Maclaren.
France vs Australia: Team News
Doubtful: Raphael Varane
Unavailable: Karim Benzema, Presnel Kimpembe, Christopher Nkunku
Injury: Martin Boyle
Doubtful: Harry Souttar