The Frenchman said: 'I'm not going to complain about VAR because it was in our favour obviously. "It helped correct a mistake".
Griezmann, whose "La Décision" video ended up with him announcing that he will stay at Atletico Madrid, didn't score in five World Cup games four years ago.
After a goalless first half where France dominated the play, 13 minutes into the second half Griezmann was fouled in the 18-yard box after a tackle from Josh Risdon.
When I felt the contact, I thought it was a penalty. "The referee did not blow his whistle, so I moved on with that".
"I saw him standing there". Rogic did show nice touches when he got near enough to the ball to do so, but was replaced by Jackson Irvine on 72 minutes.
France are seen as leading contenders again this year, though their manager has downplayed expectations and is only focused on getting out of a group that also includes Denmark and Peru. "We are very happy that we won a highly hard and complicated game", said Deschamps after the game Saturday.
The French did not impress in the final third of the field and their defence often looked shaky.
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Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha checked the goal-line monitor on his watch and awarded the goal as Australia keeper Mat Ryan stood holding the ball in his hands.
Samuel Umtiti has laughed off his embarrassing handball in France's Group C opener by posting a photoshopped image of the incident on his Instagram account. "The Australians played very defensively".
The Socceroos looked transformed from the team that laboured through a long qualifying campaign and two playoffs just to get to Russian Federation as they competed manfully with one of the pre-tournament favourites at the Kazan Arena. They also have a skilful and inspired playmaker in Aaron Mooy.
It was no surprise that the French looked better once the likes of Olivier Giroud and Blaise Matuidi were on the pitch and the likes of Corentin Tolisso and Ousmane Dembele looked overawed by the occasion at times.
Photo: Michael Sohn/ Associated PressNigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, right, lies on the ground after teammate Oghenekaro Etebo, second left, scored an own goal during the group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018.
It's the first-ever use of VAR at a World Cup game.