Australia vs France Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 | Australia vs France
The reigning champions Australia will foresee a new challenge in the form of France in the second Quarterfinal of the evening. Australia, who made a direct qualification into the quarterfinals after topping Pool B will be the favourites to clinch this game.
In a sheer dominating sort of performance, Australia have literally blazed through every opponent in their way to finish as the leaders of Pool A.
They are the only team with Germany to come out of the pool stages with 3 wins to their name. Their latest win against China was a complete domination as they eclipsed the Chinese side by a margin of 11-0.
They are leveraged with confidence and are looking good enough for yet another World Cup glory to their name.
France have been on song after winning the ever so important clash against the Rio Olympic Gold medalists Argentina by 5-3.
This win brought the confidence required for them to excel in the remaining matches especially when the tournament is heading towards the business end.
When: December 12, 07:00 PM, IST
Where: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
France: Arthur Thieffry, Corentin Saunier, Tom Genestet, Hugo Genestet, Timothée Clément, Blaise Rogeau, Viktor Lockwood, Pieter van Straaten, Gaspard Baumgarten, Aristide Cosine, Maximilien Branicki, Charles Masson, François Goyet, Cristoforo Peters-Deutz, Nicolas Dumont, Jean-Baptiste Forgues, Etienne Tynevez, Victor Charlet.
Australia: Eddie Ockenden(c), Timothy Brand, Jake Harvie, Daniel Beale, Andrew Charter, Corey Weyer, Blake Govers, Tom Craig, Jeremy Hayward, Matthew Dawson, Tim Howard, Jake Whetton, Aran Zalewski, Tyler Lovell, Dylan Wotherspoon, Flynn Ogilvie, Trent Mitton, Matthew Swann.
France: Arthur Thieffry, Maximilien Branicki, Tom Genestet, Viktor Lockwood, Timothee Clement, Charles Masson, Hugo Genestet, Etienne Tynevez, Victor Charlet, Francois Goyet, Cristoforo Peter Duetz.
Australia: Andrew Charter(GK), Jeremy Hayward, Corey Weyer, Matthew Swann, Jake Whetton, Eddie Ockenden, Tim Brand, Blake Govers, Tim Howard, Daniele Beale, Trent Mitton.
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Australia: Tim Brand, Blake Govers, Jake Whetton, Jeremy Hayward are the players to watch out.
France: Tim Clemente, Victor Charlet, Tim Gentsetet, Victor Lockwood, Hugo Genestet are the reliable picks here.