The FIFA World Cup now France vs Australia contest will bring forward the French, who are considered to be one of the outside favourites for the title. The Group C contest will see World Cup action reaching the Tatarstan region of Russia as the city of Kazan will host its first match. are expected to qualify from the group, which also includes Denmark and Peru. The French will be hoping to garner maximum points from their first match while the Australians will try to make a decent start to the tournament as well.
There’s always so much on the line in the opening game, but also for France is much-needed momentum. Didier Deschamps team struggled against what was really a United States U-23 team, drawing 1-1 last week, leaving plenty to be desired and reducing the excitement about this team.
Les Bleus are on a mission since losing the Euro 2016 on home soil to Portugal, but Didier Deschamps squad is expected to breeze through their group against Peru, Denmark and the Socceroos. With all four teams looking rich in talent, France needs to be extra wary if they intend to qualify to the final 16. France right-back Djibril Sidibe is still suffering from a knee injury, so it looks like Benjamin Pavard is set to start in his place.