Written byRodney Dsouza ·
France will kick-start their World Cup campaign against Australia today at the Kazan Arena.
The Le Blues are one of the favorites to win the tournament this term.
They are in red-hot form as they come into the tournament with victories over the likes of Russia, Ireland and Italy.
As for Australia, they are no pushovers and can upset any side on their day.
The encounter between France and Australia will be broadcast live on the Sony Ten network at 3:30 PM IST. You can also watch it live on Sony LIV app.
France have lost just one game in 2018.
The Le Blues were beaten by Colombia after securing their World Cup spot from a group which consisted of the likes of Sweden and Netherlands.
They have the youngest team at the tournament, with an average age of 26 years.
They would be looking to bounce back after the loss in Euro 2016 against Portugal.
With PSG star Kylian Mbappe and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann leading France's attack, they should cause plenty of problems for the Socceroos.
France's attack will be supported by Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante and Dembele in the mid-field.
Australia will have to dig in deep if they have to contain Didier Deschamps and his men.
The last time these two sides met was in 2013 in a friendly where France ran riot with a 6-0 victory.
But Australia will be no pushovers, and they proved it with the warm-up draw against Colombia and an impressive 4-0 victory against Czech Republic.
Under Bert van Marwijk, who led Holland to the World Cup final in 2010, the Socceroos can surprise you.
Hugo Lloris, Benjamin Mendy, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane, Djibril Sidibe, Blaise Matuidi, N'Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud
Mathew Ryan, Aziz Behich, Trent Sainsbury, Mark Milligan, Josh Risdon, Aaron Mooy, Mile Jedinak, Massimo Luongo, Robbie Kruse, Andrew Nabbout and Mathew Leckie
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