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France vs Australia: Top Stories, Odds, Live Stream for World Cup 2022

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    France's striker Kylian Mbappe reacts during a training session at Jassim bin Hamad stadium in Doha November 20, 2022 ahead of the Qatar 2022 soccer World Cup tournament. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

    FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images

    The reigning world champions begin their title defense at the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Tuesday.

    France open their Group D table against Australia in one of the few games where one-sided results are expected.

    Les Bleus are also paired with Denmark and Tunisia in their group and the two European sides are favored to reach the round of 16.

    France must avoid the curse of the former world champions to reach the round of 16. Italy, Spain and Germany all ended their respective title defenses in 2010, 2014 and 2018 with group stage eliminations.

    The French enter the tournament with a long list of injuries, which were joined by two more players in the week leading up to the finals when Christopher Nkunku and Karim Benzema left the squad.

    Kylian Mbappé was already expected to be the team’s star but now there will be even more pressure on his shoulders as the attacking depth has been slimmed down a bit.

    Australia have featured at each of the last four World Cups but have only made it through the group stage once, in 2006. The Socceroos have suffered five defeats in their last six World Cup games.

odds and match information

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    DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 17: Antoine Griezmann of France attends a training session at Al Sadd SC Stadium on November 17, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.  (Photo by Liu Lu/VCG via Getty Images)

    Liu Lu/VCG via Getty Images


    France (-350; wager $350 to win $100)

    Australia (+1000; wager $100 to win $1,000)

    Draw (+500)

    Over 2.5 goals (-135); Under 2.5 goals (+110)

    Odds on DraftKings sportsbook.

    game info

    Date: Tuesday, November 22nd

    Start time: 2 p.m. ET

    TV: fox

    Live Stream: and Fox Sports App

How does France deal with injury-related absences?

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    DOHA, QATAR - NOVEMBER 17: France head coach Didier Deschamps speaks to his players during the France press conference and training session at Al Sadd SC Stadium on November 17, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

    Christopher Lee/Getty Images

    France is perhaps the side in men’s international football best suited to coping with a variety of injuries.

    Les Bleus start their World Cup repeat campaign without N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Presnal Kimpembe, Christopher Nkunku and Karim Benzema.

    However, they are the best at dealing with Nkunku and Benzema’s injuries as Kylian Mbappé is still in the squad.

    The 23-year-old was the breakout star of the last World Cup and is expected to be in the running for the Golden Boot at his second finals appearance.

    Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé are among the players who will play a bigger role in Qatar. Giroud and Griezmann both have more international goals than Mbappé and their experience could be crucial later in the tournament.

    The easier group schedule allows France to at least figure out their best midfield configuration ahead of the knockout stages. Victories against Australia and Tunisia are expected, and the clash with Denmark should decide first place in Group D.

    Real Madrid’s Aurélien Tchouameni will be one of the key figures in midfield without an edge and Pogba in the squad. Matteo Guendouzi, Adrien Rabiot and a few others will try to soften the blow caused by the absence of the two world-class central midfielders.

    Tuesday’s game is important for France to find a rhythm on the pitch. They lost two of their last three UEFA Nations League games before the World Cup, one of them against Denmark.

    France need three points against Australia, regardless of who is on the field, if they lose again to Denmark in the second group game.

Australia wants to end their losing streak at the World Cup

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    DOHA, QATAR - JUNE 13: Mathew Leckie of Australia competes in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Playoff match between Australia Socceroos and Peru at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on June 13, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.  (Photo by Joe Allison/Getty Images)

    Joe Allison/Getty Images

    Australia has consistently managed to reach the World Cup and lose in the group stage.

    The Socceroos have suffered five defeats in the last six games of the tournament. They finished last in their group in Russia, which also included France and Denmark.

    Australia lost by one goal to France four years ago in their opening game. The Socceroos gave up a penalty to Griezmann and scored an own goal in the 81st minute to give France three points.

    They failed to score in open play at the 2018 World Cup. Mile Jedinak scored penalties against France and Denmark.

    Tim Cahill scored their last non-penalty goal at the World Cup in the second group match of 2014. He and Jedinak are the only Australian players to have scored at the last two World Cups.

    Australia come into the tournament with just one player who has scored more than 10 goals at international level. Mathew Leckie has 13 goals in 73 games.

    To be competitive, the Socceroos need to figure out where the goals will come from and if they can be scored in open play against two of Europe’s best teams and a strong Tunisian side.

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