The defending World Champions France will begin their World Cup campaign on Tuesday against Australia. It’s a 7:00 pm GMT kick-off at Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah. Let’s take a quick look at France vs Australia lineup and team news.
🆚 France vs Australia | Group D
🗓 Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2022
🕗 Kickoff-Time: 8:00 pm France Time | 6:00 am Australia Time (Wednesday)
🏟 Venue: Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
France’s Confirmed Lineup vs Australia
|Defender||Pavard, Konate, Upamecano, L Hernandez|
|Midfielder||Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe|
Karim Benzema, Christopher Nkunku, and Kimpembe all are ruled out of the World Cup due to injuries. The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner Benzema could be a huge miss.
Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante didn’t even make it to Qatar due to injuries.
Australia’s Confirmed Lineup vs France
|Defender||Atkinson, Souttar, Rowles, Behich|
|Midfielder||McGree, Mooy, Irvine|
|Forward||Leckie, Duke, Goodwin|
The skipper Mathew Ryan is the obvious choice between the sticks. Martin Boyle is the lone injury concern for Graham Arnold. The Hibernian winger is recovering from a knee injury.