Les Bleus are expected to win easily and there was a scarcity of questions about the Socceroos from the French press, this week.

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann admitted during the week he had only heard of two or three Australian players and believed the Socceroos would be physical, because they’re not tactical.

Despite Greizmann’s lack of interest in Australia, the French skipper indicated they wouldn’t be taking the game lightly.

“Australia is a nation that are used to World Cups,” Lloris said in Kazan on Thursday.

“It has a country that has really progressed well. Mentally, Australia is going to be ready and determined.

“The team is ready to go beyond its own capacities. In the World Cup, many Australians play in England and will be ready to give the right sacrifice on the pitch.

“The French does respect the Australians. We’re going to be ready for the battles and the duels but also the technical players as well because there is that aspect to it too.

“It’s going to be a battle. We’ve studied Australia and expect a very difficult game. We are going to have to do all the basics and try to control the match. A goalkeeper has to expect all sorts of scenarios and answer when required.”

France are ranked seventh in the world and Lloris played down Les Bleus chances of winning the whole tournament.

“The French team is ambitious, we don’t feel we’re favourites,” he said.

“There are great teams in the competition. Every match is a challenge for us. We are going to be really concentrated on the group matches.”