Saturday, June 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Paul Pogba scored a late goal to earn France a hard-fought 2-1 win against Australia in their opening World Cup Group C game on Saturday.
Technology played a major part in the game, especially in the decision of Pogba’s goal.
The midfielder, who was criticised after recent below-par performances, found the back of the net with a lob after a fine one-two with second-half substitute, Olivier Giroud, nine minutes from time.
The effort was confirmed by goal-line technology.
Antoine Griezmann converted the first penalty to be awarded by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at a World Cup in the 58th minute after being brought down by Josh Rishdon.
Mile Jedinak leveled scores for his side, also with a penalty, after Samuel Umtiti handled. (Reuters/NAN)