Paul Pogba has been stripped of France's winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 Group C victory over Australia in Kazan, with his 81st-minute strike ruled as an Aziz Behich own goal.
In the final 10 minutes, Pogba was teed up by substitute Olivier Giroud, but it was Behich, not the Manchester United man, who got the final touch to deceive goalkeeper Mathew Ryan as the ball bounced over the line via the bar.
Speaking after the match about the possibility of the goal being awarded to Behich, Pogba admitted...
France's Antoine Griezmann said he forgot that the video assistant referee (VAR) was being used in the World Cup but praised referee Andres Cunha for making the right decision to award the penalty that set them on their way to a 2-1 win over Australia.
Griezmann was clipped by Joshua Risdon, but Cunha did not blow immediately and instead used technology to revisit the incident.
The France striker scored the spot kick, with Paul Pogba getting France's winner after Mile Jedinak had equalised from...
History was made in the France vs. Australia World Cup game on Saturday when an intervention by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) led to Les Bleus being awarded a penalty.
It was the first time video technology had been used in the World Cup to directly influence a referee to change his decision. And it led to the opening goal of the game as Antoine Griezmann scored from the spot.
Griezmann was through on goal when he went down under a challenge from Joshua Risdon. The referee...