We endure our World Cup Russia match previews with Group C where France is piled brilliant attack and is definitely the favorite to win it.
France is a splendid Western European country with 70 million people that covers medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches.
This summer will be 20 years since France hosted and won the World Cup. Therefore of the winners in 1998 is the actual coach Didier Deschamps that has big expectations of this final tournament as France has as strong a team.
France is entering World Cup Russia with lot of talented players starting from keeper Hugo Lloris (31 year old, Tottenham) and finishing with versatile striker Antoine Griezmann 27 year old that has been in great form this season at Atletico Madrid and has scored in 79 of his 142 La Liga.
Further more, PSG star Kylian Mbappe 19-year-old, is very fast & clever and works perfect in tandem with Griezmann. France attack is completed with Olivier Giroud and Ousmane Dembélév are two very strong strikers, imperials in aerial area.
Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kanté are two key players in the Les Bleus midfield and radiate lot of power as both are recognised as good passers. Also they are capable of starting attacks from deep in their own end
Unfortunately France lost centre back Laurent Koscielny (read more here) and also midfielder Dimitri Payet is doubt. However, France can substitute them with Top players like Raphael Varane and Thomas Lemar.
Please see here the full 23-man squad of France.
Australia is a country and continent fenced by the Indian and Pacific oceans with population of 24 million.
After not a very good act in 2014 World Cup, the Socceroos are entering the World Cup Russia 2018 with big hopes to give their maximum and qualify from Group C.
Their star of the team is experienced player Tim Cahill 38 year old (Milwall FC) however, most probably will help his team sporadically in second halves.
The captain and leader of Aussies is Aston Villa midfielder Mile Jedinak 33-year-old. He has 18 goals in 75 career caps for Australia.
On the other hand keeper Mathew Ryan (Brighton) 26 year old has the ability to make fantastic saves at this final tournament that can make the difference between a win and a draw or a draw and a loss.
Please see here the full 23-man squad of Australia.