For the first time ever in the World Cup, VAR was used to award a penalty that wasn't initially granted by the match referee on the field.
France's forward Antoine Griezmann (second right) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a penalty during their Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C match against Australia at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 16, 2018.
Griezmann converted the penalty to put France 1-0 in front.
But Paul Pogba won a tight match for the 1998 champions when his shot bounced over the line off the crossbar in the 81st minute. This forced Risdon to make a split-second decision, in which he chose to go to ground in an attempt to get a last-ditch touch on the ball. But Australia won't progress from a World Cup also-ran to a serious threat without learning from its mistakes - even if they happen to be pointed out with the help of technology.
However, a cross into France's area just minutes later seemed easy enough to deal with but, for some reason, Umtiti reached out with his right hand to deflect the path of the ball.
But he was summoned to review the VAR footage and, after deliberation, awarded the spot kick - to the fury of the Socceroos.
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Griezmann was clipped by Joshua Risdon, but Cunha did not blow immediately and instead used technology to revisit the incident.
'I don't feel like we were beaten by a better team, nearly by technology, ' goalkeeper Mat Ryan said. "The referee did not bow his whistle, so I moved on with that".
"When the referee went to check out the video, I already had the penalty [in my mind] - I was focused on taking it".
France had controlled possession and circulated the ball well before the interval, but after four shots in the first eight minutes the French failed to get a single shot on target in the remainder of the first half.
It's the ideal start for France, whose ambition is to finish at the top of a group that also includes Peru and Denmark.
"I didn't expect such a tough game and to play against a team so well organised", he added in the mixed zone.
A good result for France, but this dynamic attack was anything but.