Les Bleus are one of the favourites to lift the trophy in Russia and add a second World Cup title to their name, 20 years after lifting the trophy on home soil in 1998.

Midfielder Jackson Irvine said that the team was experienced enough to handle the task of opening against such strong opponents.

"Last year we played against big teams like Brazil at the Confederations Cup. Hopefully it will help us on Saturday against France," Irvine said.

Forward Andrew Nabbout says the squad are ready for the "good test" ahead of them.

"We know that the next game will be a good test for us and we're ready for this. We understand the difference between our teams, France has a very good squad, but if we stick to our game plan and use chances, we can get a result, like what happened against the Czechs," Nabbout said.

Australia thrashed the Czechia 4-0 in a warm-up friendly in Austria at the start of the month. They then went on to win their last pre-World Cup test match against Hungary 2-1 on Saturday.