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The best jokes from France 2-1 Australia as VAR comes to the fore at the World Cup

Goal-line technology also required.

By Thomas Joseph

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The French can celebrate with the best jokes from France 2-1 Australia as VAR helps them get a result at Russia 2018
CELEBRATING: The French (Image: Marco Verch)

France beat Australia 2-1 in the opening match of Group C at the World Cup on Saturday and they had VAR to thank after a controversial penalty decision.

Antoine Griezmann stepped up to convert the spot kick but a later Samuel Umtiti bizarre handball allowed Mile Jedinak to equalise with his own penalty.

Goal-line technology was then called upon to confirm that Paul Pogba’s winner crossed the line after his deflected shot hit the underside of the bar.

Here are the best of the tweets and jokes from France 2-1 Australia at Russia 2018:

Antoine Griezmann just debating whether to have a pre-match dump or not.

Decision video is expected on his social media any time now. #FRAAUS

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 16, 2018

If Australia beat France, I will buy anyone who retweets this a 24 pack of nuggets.

True story.#WorldCup #FRAAUS

— Matty Back. (@MattNotFront) June 16, 2018

You know the Aussies are playing when this pops up in the stadium #FRAAUS pic.twitter.com/timeUFU6di

— Lawrie (@LawrieOz) June 16, 2018

Pundits saying that France front three could be the most exciting trio we've ever seen in sport.

Try again. #FRAAUS pic.twitter.com/PT12IDrBpb

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 16, 2018

Life must be crazy for Benjamin Pavard, one minute you’re cooking with a rat, the next you’re playing in a World Cup #FRAAUS pic.twitter.com/WvZOY9Pb4C

— White Stripes (@JackVanWhite) June 16, 2018

It's almost time to remove the charging cables from @Tim_Cahill's testicles, plug up all his orifices and send him out onto the pitch #FRAAUS

— Grumplestiltskin (@2FBS) June 16, 2018

Haven’t seen this many French go down since The Battle of Trafalgar. #Worldcup2018Russia #FRAAUS

— Nick Flesher (@Flesher22) June 16, 2018

Australia dealing with France like… #FRAAUS pic.twitter.com/iR5YT8KT5V

— Football Daily (@footballdailyuk) June 16, 2018

Phil Neville trying to resist the temptation to turn to Alex Scott and say, “That’s enough love, eh? I’ll do the analysis around here.” #BBC #FRAAUS

— Micky Campbell (@MickyCampbell72) June 16, 2018

Every time Australia go near a French player #FRAAUS pic.twitter.com/bSzqmvBV79

— Jake Vlahov (@jakevlahov) June 16, 2018

The French are determined not to let this game of football get in the way of their rolling around #bbcfootball #FRAAUS

— Chris Solman (@chris_solman) June 16, 2018

Not even the worst video incident involving Antoine Griezmann this week.

— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) June 16, 2018

The real reason France's penalty was given 😮😂 pic.twitter.com/weL92rafJS

— UNILAD Sport (@UNILADFooty) June 16, 2018

I thought VAR was suppose to remove stupid decisions? #FRAAUS

— David Ironmonger (@NFLbritview) June 16, 2018

Australian fans when VAR gave France a penalty #FRAAUS pic.twitter.com/VXuTBdlIiC

— AT (@AdamTemps) June 16, 2018

And YOU get a penalty, YOU get a penalty… ⚽#FRAAUS pic.twitter.com/FbG0FITxVA

— EuroGuy #teamNL (@EuroGuyXX) June 16, 2018

KARMA FROGS. #FRAAUS

— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) June 16, 2018

https://twitter.com/badgalmaddie_/status/1007956457055313921

Umiti praising the lord with his hand. #FRAAUS

— JOKUNLE (@Jokunle) June 16, 2018

Jedi is my lord and my religion #FRAAUS pic.twitter.com/dM7Ez3YZpx

— A-League Memes (@TheRealALM) June 16, 2018

📝 Mile Jedinak facts:

Counted to infinity. Twice.

Once beat the sun in a staring contest.

Can hear sign language.

Can do a wheelie on a unicycle.

The only man to defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis.
#FRAAUS pic.twitter.com/DAu8uEVWb7

— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) June 16, 2018

Cometh the hour cometh the beard #FRAAUS

— rowanmcclatchey (@rpm994) June 16, 2018

#FRAAUS

Reasons to support Australia…

I'm going there on holiday in August.

We have Aussie friends.

Russell Crowe was good in gladiator.

Summer Heights High is funny.

France is full of French people.

— Not Papa Waigo (@KelvinsKicking) June 16, 2018

Griezmann can't believe that he is being substituted. 😂😂
He was expecting a short documentary for his substitution telling his feelings. #WorldCup #FRAAUS

— Harsh Thakur (@FcbHarsh) June 16, 2018

If it wasn’t for technology this game could’ve been 0-0 😂 #FRAAUS

— Football Daily (@footballdaily) June 16, 2018

‘Don't tell me. The offside rule is when the French mustard has to be between the teriyaki sauce and the sea salt.’

I learnt pretty much all my soccer knowledge from Bend It Like Beckham. #FRAAUS #Worldcup pic.twitter.com/AMkbEEoJtZ

— Kate Pattison (@katepatto) June 16, 2018

Sending out the bat signal for a hero #FRAAUS pic.twitter.com/pk7OF2R9L1

— Ben Mallis (@BenMallis) June 16, 2018

France just came here to test if all the world cup tech is working #FRAAUS

— Duke of Egbaland (@tf_richard) June 16, 2018

Never thought I’d see the day a team of professional French players struggle against an Australian side made up of dentists, electricians and accountants #FRAAUS

— bafana (@shanghai805) June 16, 2018

France are literally a carbon copy of England. So many top players and potential talent but they don’t deliver when it counts. This in the football world is known as an ‘Arsenal’. #FRAAUS

— CHARLIE (@charlieohllrn) June 16, 2018

How is Hernandez still on the field, the bloke has been concussed 14 times already. #FRAAUS

— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) June 16, 2018

What has the Australian soccer team and the Green peace ship The rainbow warrior got in common.
They were both taken out by French divers #FRAAUS #soccerroos #soccerworldcup #ALeague #Worldcup2018Russia #AUSVFRA

— Twisted (@Subaruconcept) June 16, 2018

Finally, an African side scratched a win. #FRAAUS

— Em (@_GoonerPrincess) June 16, 2018

Fucking regret saving them in WWII. #WorldCup #FRAAUS

— Tiernan Walker (@TiernanWalker) June 16, 2018

Man. Of. The. People. #FRAAUS #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/1RGPerdVEW

— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) June 16, 2018

https://twitter.com/SamanthaQuek/status/1007958170457788416

Man of the Match; VAR – you lot voted for it! So it's today's MOTM! #FRAAUS #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/MGxFCPkM5a

— Stephen Howson 🇾🇪 (@MrStephenHowson) June 16, 2018