Saturday, 16 June 2018

France 2-1 Australia: Paul Pogba's late goal broke Australian resistance



Paul Pogba's late goal broke Australian resistance as France started with a win in Group C and history was made with the World Cup's first VAR goal.

 
The video assistant referee penalised Australia's Josh Risdon for a sliding challenge on Antoine Griezmann, allowing the Atletico Madrid forward to dispatch a penalty, the first World Cup goal influenced by VAR.


However, a moment of madness from French defender Samuel Umtiti, who handled Aaron Mooy's free-kick, enabled Australia to equalise through Mile Jedinak's penalty in Kazan.
And they looked on course to hold one of the pre-tournament favourites until Pogba's lobbed effort deflected off Australia full-back Aziz Behich and the crossbar to fall inches over the goal-line.







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