• France begin their 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia on Saturday morning 
  • Didier Deschamps’s squad take on Australia in their opening Group C match 
  • FRANCE XI: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Kante, Pogba, Tolisso, Mbappe, Griezmann, Dembele 
  • AUSTRALIA XI: Ryan; Risdon, Milligan, Sainsbury, Behich; Jedinak, Mooy; Kruse, Leckie, Rogic; Nabbout 

France launch their 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia on Saturday morning with a Group C match against Australia.

Didier Deschamps’s squad will be hoping to go one better than their last major tournament appearance, in which they lost to Portugal in the final of Euro 2016 on home soil.

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France are among the favourites to reach the final in Russia with a bundle of stars including Paul Pogba,Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, N’Golo Kante, Hugo Lloris and Kylian Mbappe. Australia on the other hand will face fierce competition from Denmark and Peru to reach the round of 16.

The same can’t be said for the Socceroos, but they always seem to raise their game on the big stage. Veteran striker (and scorer of spectacular goals) Tim Cahill is expected to lead the line, with a support act featuring Mile Jedinak, Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan, who’ll be familiar to Premier League watchers.

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The first of today’s World Cup games kicks off this morning with France taking on Australia.

With 11 wins in their last 12 games, France are the favourites going into the Group C game at the Kazan Arena.

The last time the two sides met, France scored six goals but Australia have also beaten the French with a 1-0 victory during the 2001 Confederation Cup.

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Australia are confident they have a chance of an upset with Australia coach Bert van Marwijk, saying: “Normally, we play 10 times against France, maybe we lose eight, nine times.

“We have worked hard to get a situation that maybe we lose five, six times (out of 10) but we also can win a few times and a few times draw.

“That’s important. When you’re well organised and you believe in something and everybody knows exactly from each other what to do and you have the guts to play and be yourself, then we have a chance.”

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This looks like a straightforward victory on paper, but as we all know anything can happen, especially when it comes to the France team and World Cups.

Without further ado, let’s get to the nitty-gritty of how everyone can tune into the game.

So, if you want to watch all the action here’s how to tune in online.

France vs Australia: When is today’s World Cup match?

The France vs Australia kick-off time is set for 11am BST, which is 12pm local time in Kazan, Russia, where the game is being played.

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How to watch France vs Australia: Live stream the World Cup

To watch France vs Australia online, all you need to do is fire up BBC iPlayer, which doesn’t cost a penny if you’ve got a valid UK TV license.

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There are iPlayer apps available for virtually every modern platform and device. Below are some of the most popular to help you on your way.

Worried that you might not be able to access BBC iPlayer where you live? A common workaround is to use a VPN – and our guide to the best VPNs is the obvious place to get started choosing the one that’s right for you.

Live Updates of 2018 FIFA World Cup, France vs Australia match straight from Kazan Arena in Tatarstan, Russia.

It’s the third day of World Cup 2018, and France, one of the competition favourites, are set to take on Australia at the Kazan Arena, in the first clash of Group C. Our guide reveals everything you need to know to watch the France vs Australia game on TV and online – and best of all, it’s free! Plus, full France vs Australia TV channel details, the kick-off time and more.

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15:07 IST: Another free kick for France from just outside the box. Ball goes straight in keeper’s hands.

15:05 IST: 5′ : Another shot on target for France. They are putting the Australians under pressure.

15:03 IS: 3′ : Free kick for France and Pogba’s strike goes straight into the hands of goalkeeper.

15:01 IST: 2′ : Electrifying atmosphere at the Kazan arena. France on the attack! Good save by the Australian goal-keeper. Corner has been cleared.

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15:30 IST: Kick off!

15:24 IST: The moment is finally here! Both teams are the center, lining up on either sides of the officials for the national anthems.

15:10 IST: Australian fans seem to be in high spirits at the Kazan Arena.

15:07 IST: French team is at the center and warming-up for their maiden clash at the World Cup.

15:03 IST: French fans are all pumped up and excited for the upcoming clash.

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15:00 IST: Formation for both the teams is as follows

14:55 IST: A peep into the dressing rooms of both Australia and France.

14:50 IST: Here’s the starting XI for both the teams.

14:46 IST: First match on Day 3 of the FIFA World Cup. This will also be the first encounter of Group C

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14:45 IST: Hello and welcome to the live match updates of the Group C encounter between France and Australia.

France World Cup squad

Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola; Djibril Sidibe, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Lucas Hernandez; Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi, Corentin Tolisso, N’Golo Kante, Steven Nzonzi; Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Florian Thauvin, Thomas Lemar, Nabil Fekir

Australia World Cup squad

Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic, Brad Jones; Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Matt Jurman, Mark Milligan, Josh Risdon, Aziz Behich, James Meredith; Mile Jedinak, Aaron Mooy, Massimo Luongo, Jackson Irvine, Tomi Rogic, Dimitri Petratos, Mathew Leckie, Daniel Arzani; Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Andrew Nabbout, Jamie Maclaren, Robbie Kruse

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