KAZAN, Jun. 16, 2018 (AMP) — Russia 2018 : France defeated Australia by a score of 2-1 (halftime: 0-0), in a World Cup group stage game on Saturday afternoon at the Kazan Arena.
Both teams held off against each other during the first 45 minutes of the game. 0-0 at half time. Everything was settled in the second period with goals by Griezmann ('58 on penalty) and Behich ('81 own).
The result put the French top of Group C with 3 points. In their next game, France will meet Peru at the Kazan Arena on June 21, while Australia will face Denmark.
Fixtures and Results : Group C
France at the World Cup
- 1 title (1998)
- 15 appearances (first in 1930)
- 21 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
- Statistics: Champions (1998) Runners-up (2006) Third Place (1958, 1986) Fourth Place (1982)
Australia at the World Cup
- 5 appearances (first in 1974)
- 14 participations in the qualifications (first in 1966)
- 16 June 2018
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