Before their debut match against Australia, France hopes that the sadness of missing Karim Benzema for the World Cup 2022 can not ruin their performance.
The late absence of the Ballon d’Or winner has complicated Didier Deschamps’ preparations, but Les Bleus may still have enough strength to advance without the striker.
France vs. Australia Match 2022
The Real Madrid star and Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema isn’t playing for France, but the team still has plenty of firepower to compensate for his absence.
Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Antoine Griezmann may all start in goal for this match, with Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, and Antoine Griezmann perhaps starting in attack.
Despite their terrible performance this year, Didier Deschamps’ team is still the overwhelming favorite to win the game.
Before this year, the top defending teams in the UEFA Nations League didn’t seem remarkable because they had only won one of their six matches.
On the other hand, Australia performed admirably in their previous matches and World Cup qualifying, defeating Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, and New Zealand twice each.
Players to Watch
Kylian Mbappe, a standout for Paris Saint-Germain, has been on fire this year, hitting 12 goals in Ligue 1. So while partner Olivier Giroud might be pushed, he is the pick to score the game’s first goal.
Jamie Maclaren, a forward for Australia, is their least expensive option to break the tie, while Mitchell Duke can be supported.
France vs. Australia Prediction
Despite having abundant athletic talent, France won’t have a few key players available for the FIFA World Cup. The season is predicted to be lost for Karim Benzema. As a result, individuals like Olivier Giroud and Kylian Mbappe will need to step up and assume the burden of scoring goals.
Australia has had its share of fantastic World Cup moments, but it must work hard this year to make a difference. Given that France now has a better team, they should be able to win this game.
France vs Australia Starting Line-Up
France Possible Lineup:
Lloris; Konate, Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, Pavard; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Griezmann, Dembele, Mbappe; Giroud
Australia Possible Lineup:
Ryan; Souttar, Behich, Atkinson, Rowles; McGree, Mooy, Irvine; Leckie, Duke, Goodwin