This game turned out to be much tighter than expected, with France just nicking it in the end with a 2-1 win. Australia showed up on the day and put in a genuine all round performance, keeping them well in the game throughout.
Matt Ryan (8) The Albion keeper had a very good game, diving well to his left to deny the consecutive chances of Mbappé and Griezmann. Stayed on top of his game all through the game, and could do nothing about the penalty.
Aziz Behich (6) Didn’t really influence the game much and it was the deflected shot off him that caused the second goal to creep in. Having said that, he didn’t have a half bad game though and did decent in at left back.
Trent Sainsbury (6.5) Did alright at the back, but again not really making much of a name for himself. He defended well to keep the opposition at bay and was calm in set pieces. Ok performance.
Mark Milligan (6.5) Same sort of stuff as his fellow centre half to be honest, can’t say he had a bad game but not much to highlight about his performance.
Mile Jedinak (8.5) A superb effort from the Villa player and Aussie captain. Defending well to lead his defence and midfield as a solid unit. He put up a great fight in the midfield battle too, competing with the likes of Pogba and Kanté well. Took his penalty calmly to level things up and restore some hope for his side.