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FIFA 2018 Match 4 – Australia vs. France Match Preview: First challenge for Australia

FIFA 2018 Match 4 – Australia vs. France Match Preview: First challenge for Australia
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The best performer in qualifying matches-France will kick-start its campaign against Australia here on Saturday in the form of a strong contender to win the match. France lost to Portugal in the Euro Cup 2016 finals and then their ability to play in their big matches was questioned, but under the guidance of Didier Deschamps, The 1998 champion France showcase a good performance in Qualifying matches and replied to their critics. France has retained its good form. He had lost only one of his last six matches and in the meantime, the team has scored 13 goals. France takes full advantage of occasions and this is why he has scored 17 goals in his last eight matches.

The Australian team will start as ‘Under-Dog’. The journey of qualifying was not very good for Australia. They finished third in the group table after Saudi Arabia and Japan, a 3-1 victory over Honduras helped, which he had to play in the playoff. But after the qualifying round like France, Team Australia is also performing well. This month they won the games by defeating Czech Republic and Hungary. It would be interesting to see if the Dutch coach Marvell gives a chance to experienced Tim Cahill in this match. If the 38-year-old player succeeds to score a goal, then he will join the club of four World Cup goalscorers Pelé, Uwe Sealer and Miroslav Klose. There is a complete possibility that Tommy Zurich will lead the attacking position.

In the middle line, Jackson Irwin could start the kick-off while Marvin will try to strengthen the defense along with Trent Sainsbury, Aziz Behich, Joshua Risdon team will try to save the goal under the leadership of goalkeeper Matt Ryan.

France has always been performing well against those teams who are not included in the top 20 in the FIFA World Rankings and this is why they are considered to be a top contender for the win against Australia, who are at number 26 in the world rankings. Deschamps’s team has won in nine out of the previous 11 matches. The recent record in the World Cup is also in favor of France. After losing to Senegal in 2002, Team hasn’t missed a single goal in his opening World Cup match.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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