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It was a cruel stroke of luck against an Australia side that had already suffered from the first FIFA World Cup goal influenced by the controversial Video Assistant Referee [VAR] system.

The Socceroos had comfortably kept France at bay until shortly after the interval when Antoine Griezmann was clipped by Josh Risdon after latching onto Paul Pogba's throughball.

Australia captain Mile Jedinak had briefly equalized from the penalty spot in the 62nd after Samuel Umtiti handled the ball in the area.

Behich summed up the mood in the Australia camp when talking to The New Daily post-match.

However, that was as good as it got for the Euro 2016 runners-up as Australia slowly began to assert themselves in the middle of the park and the Socceroos nearly netted a surprise opener in the 17th minute.

Pogba was relatively quiet during the match.

Mathew Leckie was booked for a foul on Lucas Hernandez after 12 minutes, but Australia repelled Griezmann's delivery into the box.

"That's disappointing but I think we can be proud with the way we played against one of the best teams in the world".

"The way we wanted to play, they [Australian players] did it for 95 percent, so I cannot blame any of my players, I only can give them compliments".

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Griezmann, expected to make a huge impact on Russian Federation 2018 after topping the Euro 2016 scorers with six goals, was left frustrated by a solid Socceroos defensive display in a tight first half. I can not blame any of my players.

"I don't feel like we were beaten by a better team, nearly by technology", goalkeeper Mat Ryan said.

France were a long way from their best at the Kazan Arena, with their heralded attacking trio of Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele failing to ignite against a dogged Australian outfit.

Giroud and midfielder Blaise Matuidi had a big impact after coming in as substitutes during the second half.

Jedinak celebrates his goal.

First Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Greizmann struck from the spot in the 58th minute after a VAR-assisted award, before Bert van Marwijk's Socceroos levelled only four minutes later.

"It was a hard, complicated match against a tough Australian side".

Also on day three at the Cup, Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw against Iceland in Moscow, Alfred Finnbogason cancelling out Sergio Aguero's brilliant opener.

Now they will face Denmark and Peru in their last two group games knowing that they have to come away with results but also knowing that with the set up that van Marwijk has put into place that they're more than capable of achieving their aim of qualifying for the next stage.


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