France vs Australia: Broadcast, Stream, Team News & Line-ups

France vs Australia: Broadcast, Stream, Team News & Line-ups

France's superstar Kylian Mbappé dribbling

France’s superstar Kylian Mbappé dribbling

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World champion France is challenged in the first World Cup group game against Australia on Tuesday evening. All important information about the game is summarized here.

The reigning world champion will play his first World Cup group game on Tuesday evening. To kick off is France challenged against the Australian national team. While the French are among the big favorites for the World Cup, the Socceroos should have little chance of making it into the knockout phase.

Everything you need to know about the game can be found here at a glance.

Where is France vs. Australia playing?

Venue: Al-Wakrah
Stadium: Al-Janoub Stadium
Date: November 22, 2022
Kick-off: 8 p.m

Where will France vs Australia broadcast?

Germany: ZDF, Magenta TV
Austria: ORF 1
Switzerland: SRF 2

France – Australia: Head-to-head comparison

France: 3 wins
Australia: 1 win
Draw: 1

Current form curve (last 5 games)

France: UUNSN
Australia: SSSSS

France team news

After the absences of Christopher Nkunku and Presnel Kimpembe, for whom national coach Didier Deschamps nominated Randal Kolo Muani and Axel Disasi, the French had to cope with another bad news. World footballer Karim Benzema tore a muscle fiber in his thigh during training, which means the World Cup is out for the veteran. Raphael Varane (after knee injury) should be available in time for the first group game.

France: Estimated line-up against Australia

France starting XI (4-3-1-2): Lloris – Pavard, Varane, Konate, L. Hernandez – Tchouameni, Y. Fofana, Rabiot – Griezmann – Giroud, Mbappe

Bench: Mandanda, Areola, Disasi, Kounde, Saliba, Upamecano, T Hernandez, Guendouzi, Veretout, Camavinga, Dembele, Kolo Muani, Coman, Thuram

Australia team news

Before the first group game, the Australians worry about Martin Boyle. Due to a knee injury, the striker has not yet been able to complete any training.

Australia: Probable formation against France

Australia starting XI (4-2-3-1): Ryan – Atkinson, Souttar, Rowles, Behich – Mooy, Irvine – Leckie, Hrustic, Mabil – Maclaren

Bench: Redmayne, Vukovic, Degenek, Karacic, Wright, Deng, King, McGree, Devlin, Baccus, Duke, Kuol, Goodwin, Cummings

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