France Successfully Take Three Points Winning Against Australia

News by Rob Williams Published on 16 Jun,2018 Updated on 16 Jun,2018
  • Paul Pogba puts France ahead late on to claim victory

  • Antoine Griezmann converts a penalty after VAR review

  • Mile Jedinak hit back with a penalty of his own moments later

A dramatic clash in Kazan comes to an end. Two penalties, the first on-field VAR review at a World Cup and a late winner by Paul Pogba. Quite a start to our four-game Saturday menu!

The French team finally made it in a 2-1 victory over the Australians.

France’s Paul Pogba made it 2-1 putting France ahead. He gets a toe on the ball and loops of Mat Ryan and off the underside of the bar. It's mighty close, but a glance at the referee's goal-line technology watch shows it's over!

The first goal of the tournament was scored by Griezmann in a penalty shootout whereas the second goal scored at the tournament scored by Jedinak was also through the penalty shootout.

Mile Jedinak has continued a solid Australian tradition at the World Cup. Three penalties given, three penalties scored. With his reputation from the spot, it wasn't likely to change. He netted one in the 3-2 classic against the Netherlands at 2014, as well as two against Honduras in their intercontinental play-off!

The game ended in the French side with Antoine Griezmann elected Budweiser Man of the Match.