NEWS STORY. 22/11/2022
Reigning world champions France kick off their World Cup campaign against Australia in Qatar (8pm CET). Deschamps' side, featuring Madrid players Tchouameni and Camavinga in the squad, will be hoping to get off to a winning start at the Al Yanub stadium in the city of Al Wakrah.
The other Group D opponents for France are Denmark (Saturday 26, 5pm) and Tunisia (Wednesday 30, 4pm). The Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema, originally called up to the national team, will miss out on the World Cup due to injury.