The reigning world champion will play his first World Cup group game on Tuesday evening. At the start, France is challenged against the Australian national team. While the French are among the big favorites for the World Cup, the Socceroos should have little chance of making it into the knockout phase. Everything you need to know about the game can be found here at a glance.

Venue: Al-WakrahStadium: Al-Janoub StadiumDate: 22 November 2022 Kickoff: 8pm

Germany: ZDF, Magenta TVAustria: ORF 1Switzerland: SRF 2

France: 3 winsAustralia: 1 winDraw: 1

France: U U N S NAustralia: S S S S S

After the absences of Christopher Nkunku and Presnel Kimpembe, for whom national coach Didier Deschamps nominated Randal Kolo Muani and Axel Disasi, the French had to cope with another bad news. World footballer Karim Benzema tore a muscle fiber in his thigh during training, which means the World Cup is out for the veteran. Raphael Varane (after a knee injury) should be available in time for the first group game.

Frankreich Startelf (4-3-1-2): Lloris – Pavard, Varane, Konate, L. Hernandez – Tchouameni, Y. Fofana, Rabiot – Griezmann – Giroud, MbappeBank: Mandanda, Areola, Disasi, Kounde, Saliba, Upamecano, T. Hernandez, Guendouzi, Veretout, Camavinga, Dembele, Kolo Muani, Coman, Thuram

Before the first group game, the Australians worry about Martin Boyle. Due to a knee injury, the striker has not yet been able to complete any training.

Australien Startelf (4-2-3-1): Ryan – Atkinson, Souttar, Rowles, Behich – Mooy, Irvine – Leckie, Hrustic, Mabil – MaclarenBank: Redmayne, Vukovic, Degenek, Karacic, Wright, Deng, King, McGree, Devlin, Baccus, Duke, Kuol, Goodwin, Cummings

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