France salvaged a 2-1 win over Australia in their first match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia after midfielder Paul Pogba scored a late winner for his team.

France striker Antoine Griezmann opened the score from the penalty spot in the 58th minute after Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha used the VAR system to decide on the penalty for the first time in the tournament's history.

"I'm not going to complain about the VAR system, because it has worked in our favour today," said Deschamps after the match.

"It has helped to correct a mistake. The referee didn't see a foul, he watched the recording and rectified the mistake. It has worked against us, before, but today it helped us. We should start getting used to it," he said.

In Group C's other match later in the day, Peru were also awarded a penalty with the aid of VAR.

France will next face Peru in Yekaterinburg on 21 June and Denmark in Moscow on 26 June.