France and Australia will open up the action of Group C with a 6 AM EST kick off.
France are big favorites to win the tournament as they boast a lineup of young stars who are eager to showcase their talent on the world stage. The French side features highlights a menacing attack involving the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, and Paul Pogba. With world class talent all throughout the team, the relatively young French squad will plan to start off a strong World Cup run with a win against Australia.
The Australian “Socceroos” will be looking to pull off a vital upset in order to gain momentum throughout the group stage. They will be lead by seasoned veteran, Tim Cahill, who will now be participating in his fourth World Cup. Coming off of two wins in their past 2 international friendlies, Australia is confident in their ability to earn a result against the 2016 Euro finalists of France.
This game is the first of Friday’s World Cup games with a kick-off at 6 AM EST. It will be followed by Argentina vs Iceland at 9 AM EST, and the patterning Group C match, Denmark vs Peru at 12 PM EST.