Everything you need to know about where to watch France vs Australia World Cup 2022 match in the United Kingdom, United States and India. France will take on Australia in their first 2022 World Cup Group D match on Tuesday at the Al Janoub Stadium, as they begin their defence of their crown.
Reigning champions France face Australia on Tuesday in World Cup action as. Joined by Denmark and Tunisia, the French are the favorites to win the group while the Aussies hope to be competitive and pull off the shocker in the opener. Les Bleus won the 2018 World Cup with an impressive run, though this time around they’re struggling with a rash of injuries as Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, and Christopher Nkunku are all inured leaving Kylian Mbappe to carry the attack.
A 2-0 win over Austria in September is France’s only victory in their last six matches. Their poor form has cost them a place in the Nations League finals, but Didier Deschamps’ side will still have to be considered as one of the favourites despite their recent form. Karim Benzema’s absence will hurt the team’s chances but fans will be fairly confident they have enough talent in the squad to cope with the situation.
Australia, meanwhile, are on a winning run of five matches, which includes two friendlies against New Zealand they played in September. Graham Arnold will be hoping his team can carry their recent form to the big stage as they face the daunting task of taking points off Les Bleus.
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France vs Australia date & kick-off time
|Game:||France vs Australia|
|Date:||November 22, 2022|
|Kick-off||2:00pm ET / 7:00pm GMT / 9:00pm CAT / 12:30am IST (Nov 23)|
|Stream:||fuboTV (start with free trial)|
How to watch France vs Australia on TV & live stream online
In the United States (U.S.), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (start with a free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.
Viewers in the U.S. can also watch the game live on TV on FOX Sports and Telemundo.
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be broadcast on BBC One.
In India, fans can catch it on the Sports 18 Network and stream on Voot Select.
|Country||TV Channel||Live Stream|
|UK||BBC One||BBC iPlayer|
|US||FOX Sports, Telemundo||fuboTV, Peacock, Fox Sports|
|India||Sports 18 SD/HD||Voot Select, Jio TV|
France squad and team news
Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane had returned to training for France but the former has been ruled out of the World Cup due to an injury. Varane is unlikely to be risked for the first game of the campaign.
Presnel Kimpembe and Christopher Nkunku are the others who could have boosted the squad but will miss the tournament due to injury setbacks. Eduardo Camavinga missed a training session due to discomfort but should be fit and ready for the opening game.
France predicted XI: Lloris; Pavard, Upamecano, Konate, Lucas Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud
|Goalkeepers||Areola, Lloris, Mandanda|
|Defenders||Saliba, Varane, Konate, Disasi, Pavard, Upamecano, Lucas, Theo, Kounde|
|Midfielders||Camavinga, Guendouzi, Rabiot, Fofana, Tchouameni, Veretout|
|Forwards||Griezmann, Giroud, Dembele, Mbappe, Coman, Muani, Thuram|
Australia squad & team news
Hibernian striker Martin Boyle has had to withdraw from the Australian squad due to his injury.
Ajdin Hrustic was an concern for the team but is likely return to the line-up following a successful recovery
Australia predicted XI: Ryan; Behich, Rowles, Souttar, Atkinson; Mooy, Irvine; Hrustic; Leckie, Cummings, Mabil
|Goalkeepers||Ryan, Redmayne, Vukovic|
|Defenders||Degenek, Atkinson, King, Karacic, Wright, Souttar, Rowles, Behich, Deng|
|Midfielders||Mooy, Goodwin, Ervine, Devlin, McGree, Hrustic, Baccus|
|Forwards||Leckie, Tilio, Maclaren, Goodwin, Duke, Cummings, Kuol, Mabil|
France: After the disappointment of Euro 2020, can France rebound here as they look to repeat as champions? There is no doubt that the squad is talented, despite losing Benzema jand the rest. Kylian Mbappe might be the best player in the tournament, but it will all be about how quickly this new generation can gel. In their last six games in the Nations League leading up to the Qatar, they only won one and failed to score multiple goals in five of the six.
Australia: Huge underdogs here, and gone are the days of Harry Kewell, Tim Cahill and others. Matt Ryan is in goal, Aaron Mooy leads the midfield, but this team is sure lacking a bunch of excitement from the outside. But don’t tell them that — because they believe they can contend after bouncing Peru in the intercontinental playoff. But who is going to be the guy in attack? Matthew Leckie leads the way with 13 career goals, while young 18-year-old attacker Garang Kuol is one to watch.
Mbappe and Benzema are too much in attack as both score for the reigning champs. Pick: France 2, Australia 0