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FIFA World Cup 2018: Paul Pogba goal for France now an Australia own goal

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Published Jun 18, 2018, 6:56 pm IST
Updated Jun 18, 2018, 6:56 pm IST
The decision means an assist for France forward Olivier Giroud is also cancelled.
FIFA says its panel of former coaches and players analyzing World Cup games judged that Australia defender Aziz Behich got the decisive final touch in the 81st minute.(Photo: AFP)
 FIFA says its panel of former coaches and players analyzing World Cup games judged that Australia defender Aziz Behich got the decisive final touch in the 81st minute.(Photo: AFP)

Moscow: Paul Pogba is no longer the scorer of France's winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Australia.

FIFA says its panel of former coaches and players analyzing World Cup games judged that Australia defender Aziz Behich got the decisive final touch in the 81st minute.

 

After Pogba stretched to shoot, the ball looped up from Behich's attempted clearance and struck the crossbar on its way down to land over the goal-line.

The decision means an assist for France forward Olivier Giroud is also cancelled.

FIFA's technical study group reviews each goal as part of its work preparing a report of tactical trends at the tournament.

Saturday's game was contentious when France scored from the spot after being awarded a penalty following a VAR review.

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