France vs Australia live stream and match preview, Tuesday 22 November, 7pm GMT
France vs Australia live stream and match preview
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World Cup holders France kicked off their defense against Australia on Tuesday night. It’s a depleted France side, though: Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Karim Benzema all miss the tournament through injury.
The last time they started a World Cup as defending champions, they stumbled in the opener against Senegal and crashed to the bottom of their group without scoring a goal.
This news could boost Australia. The two teams faced each other in their first match of the 2018 World Cup, and the Blues lost 2-1 on that occasion.
Kick off is at 19:00 GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the 2022 World Cup wherever you are.
Apart from the absences of Paul Pogba, N’golo Kante, Christopher Nkunku and Karim Benzema, the France team is currently injury-free.
The Australia squad are also injury free.
France cruised through their UEFA qualifying group, finishing top with 18 points from eight matches.
Australia were a bit more tense, relying on saves from goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne in a thrilling Intercontinental penalty shootout against Peru.
The Blues obviously went all the way in the 2018 World Cup, while Australia disappointed, going bottom of their group.
The referee France vs Australia has not been confirmed yet. You can find out more about the 2022 World Cup referees here.
France vs Australia will be played at the 40,000 seater Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah. Take a look at all the 2022 World Cup stadiums and see how they rank.
Players to watch / key battles
Kylian Mbappe is the key man in Didier Deschamps’ squad, but they have plenty of other decent players too: Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane, Ibrahima Konaté, William Saliba and Antoine Griezmann are among the others who will expect to play great roles.
They are, however, a weaker Australian side than we are used to seeing: Sunderland’s Bailey Wright, Stoke’s Harry Souttar and Middlesbrough’s Riley McGree are the only players plying their trade in England, while only seven play in Scotland.
Find out more about the France and Australia squads in our 2022 World Cup full squad guide.
Group D Table
|Australia||Line 1 – Cell 1||Line 1 – Cell 2||Line 1 – Cell 3||Line 1 – Cell 4||Line 1 – Cell 5|
|Denmark||Row 2 – Cell 1||Row 2 – Cell 2||Row 2 – Cell 3||Row 2 – Cell 4||Row 2 – Cell 5|
|France||Row 3 – Cell 1||Line 3 – Cell 2||Row 3 – Cell 3||Line 3 – Cell 4||Line 3 – Cell 5|
|Tunisia||Row 4 – Cell 1||Row 4 – Cell 2||Row 4 – Cell 3||Row 4 – Cell 4||Row 4 – Cell 5|
Kick off and chain
The France-Australia kick-off is given 19:00 GMT on tuesday november 22 United Kingdom. The game is free to watch on BBC One and iPlayer / ITV 1 and ITV Hub.
In the United States, kick-off time is 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT. The match will be broadcast on FOX/FS1 in the United States. See below for international streaming options.
If you’re out of the country for the 2022 World Cup, you won’t be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are thanks to your IP address (boo!) and prevents you from watching it. You can, however, use a VPN to circumvent this, without resorting to the illegal streams you found on Reddit.
A virtual private network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s terms and conditions, creates a private connection between your device and the internet, which means the service cannot determine where you are and will allow you to watch. And all information exchanged is fully encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that’s a result.
There are plenty of good value for money options. For the 2022 World Cup, FourFourTwo currently recommends:
World Cup 2022 International TV Rights
All games in the UK are either on the BBC or on ITV.
Fox is the rights holder for the World Cup in the United States. Games are on Fox or FS1 cable channels.
If you don’t have cable, you can use services like Sling and FuboTV to get Fox channels. You can also watch the matches on Peacock TV with Spanish commentary.
TSN shows every game. You can subscribe to direct streaming or get it as part of your cable package.
- TSN (opens in a new tab) ($19.99/month or $199.90/year)
As in the UK, coverage of the 2022 World Cup is completely free. You can watch all 64 matches on the SBS TV channel and stream them online as well with SBS On Demand.
Paying provider Sky Sports is the rights holder for the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand. You can watch as part of your Sky subscription or grab a Sky Now TV pass. There is also a 7-day free trial.