Mbappe, Griezmann & Dembele start for France vs Australia

first_imgFrance v Australia France vs Australia team news: Mbappe, Griezmann & Dembele all start for Les Bleus Goal Last updated 1 year ago 16:58 6/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappe France USA Friendly 09062018 Gettyimages France v Australia World Cup France Australia Didier Deschamps names a strong attack as the Euro 2016 finalists begin their campaign with a clash against the Socceroos Didier Deschamps has selected Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele to start in an all-star attack as they kick off their World Cup with a game against Australia.Mbappe’s fitness had been a slight concern ahead of the game after he was caught by a tackle from Adil Rami in training during the week.However, the Paris Saint-Germain star takes his place up front alongside Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann and Barcelona youngster Dembele. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Mbappe and Griezmann started against USA in France’s last friendly before their trip to Russia, but Olivier Giroud has been dropped in favour of Dembele.Meanwhile, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante start in midfield, partnered by Corentin Tolisso instead of Blaise Matuidi.The French have a heavy Spain-based defence, too, with Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez, Real Madrid hero Raphael Varane and Barca’s Samuel Umtiti playing alongside right-back Benjamin Pavard.Australia, meanwhile, line up with Andrew Nabbout in attack being supported by Robbie Kruse and Matthew Leckie on the wings.The teams are in for #FRAAUS pic.twitter.com/fnrkT1Iar9— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 16, 2018Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy takes a place at the base of the midfield beside Mile Jedinak, while Brighton & Hove Albion’s Mathew Ryan is in goal. France XI: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Pogba, Kante, Tolisso, Griezmann, Mbappe, Dembele.Australia XI: Ryan, Milligan, Behich, Risdon, Sainsbury, Mooy, Jedinak, Rogic, Leckie, Kruse, Nabbout.last_img read more