"If I said that I'm frustrated by the decision I wouldn't be lying". "I think he was standing very close to the moment and he directly said no penalty, he directly said go on". I haven't seen the replays yet but I think he hits my trailing leg running into the box.
Australia equalized through Mile Jedinak with a penalty of their own following Samuel Umtiti's inexplicable decision to handle a cross, but soon afterwards it was the turn of goal-line technology to steal the show. Paul Pogba played the ball through for Griezmann, who was tackled in the box by Joshua Risdon. Goal line technology determined Pogba's goal was good, and the official awarded the go-ahead goal after checking his watch.
The France striker scored the spot kick, with Paul Pogba getting France's victor after Mile Jedinak had equalised from the spot and all the goals coming after the break.
But after 15 minutes of solid defending, Australia grew into the game and conjured up the best chance so far.
Jose Mourinho has claimed that France's winning goal in their 2-1 victory over Australia should have gone down as an own goal, rather than Paul Pogba's. "Our opponents always play deep against us and we need to find a way to play better in those kind of matches".
But the teenager has confirmed he is 100 per cent fit ahead of his country's Group C opener against Australia on Saturday. They also have a skilful and inspired playmaker in Aaron Mooy.
Giroud delivered the assist that led to Pogba's goal and Matuidi added some strength and pace in midfield after France looked bereft of ideas in that sector for long spells.
In scoring the penalty, Griezmann became responsible for the first ever World Cup goal to have been scored as a result of VAR intervention.
The 27-year-old announced his decision to stay at Atleti a couple of days before Les Bleus' World Cup debut game, but his teammate, Lucas Hernandez can't understand all the fuss that was made.