The world champions are set to take on the Australian team in the eighth match of the Football World Cup. However, it might prove to be an uphill battle for the French team because of multiple injuries. France vs Australia will happen at the Al Janoun Stadium at 12:30 am IST. So, let’s dive straight into fantasy prediction for the match. Stay tuned till the end if you want to see suggested fantasy XIs.
France vs Australia Team Preview
An injury-hit France team will play their first match against Australia. French star player K. Benzema has been ruled out of the tournament because of a thigh injury. The defensive line of France is also in trouble as R. Varane is not likely to play in the upcoming match. O. Giroud will be replacing Benzema on the front lines and will be playing aside Mbappe and Griezmann.
Australia’s star player, M. Boyle will not play in the next match as he is nursing a knee injury. Even though Boyle is not ruled out of the Football World Cup, M. Tilio is favoured to start the game against France. The Socceroos have been on a roll lately. Australia has won five out of their last six matches; meanwhile, the French team has managed to win only one match out of their last six matches.
Venue & Timings
The eighth match of the Football World Cup will be played at the Al Janoub Stadium located in the heart of Al Wakarah. The capacity of the Al Janoub Stadium is 40,000 people. The stadium is known for its design which resembles the sails of Qatar’s traditional dhow boats. The match between France and Australia will begin at 12:30 AM IST and lineups of both teams will be available at 11:30 PM IST.
France Starting XI: H. Lloris (c &GK), B. Pavard, D. Upamecano, I. Konate, L. Hernandez, A. Tchouameni, A. Rabiot, O. Dembele, A. Griezmann, K. Mbappe, O. Giroud
Australia Starting XI: M. Ryan (c & GK), N. Atkinson, B. Wright, K. Rowles, A. Behich, A. Hrustic, A. Mooy, J. Irvine, A. Leckie, M. Duke, C. Goodwin
K. Mbappe (France): In the 2018 edition of the Football World Cup, K. Mbappe became the youngest player to score in a World Cup. The PSG striker has been relentless with the defenders and is known for his expressive pace. The 23-year-old striker has netted 28 goals for the national side.
J. Irvine (Australia): J. Ervine is a tactical midfielder and holds a lot of experience playing for the Socceroos. Ervine’s passing ability makes him an important player in the midfield. Furthermore, the 29-year-old player has scored seven goals for his nation.
France vs Australia Suggested Fantasy Teams
The two teams will meet for the first time in this tournament. While the French team has speed, the Australian team has momentum. Now you can create your fantasy football fantasy teams on MyTeam11. Create your fantasy teams in the Football World Cup and stand a chance to earn big cash prizes. So, stop waiting and START PLAYING!