France begin their World Cup campaign by taking on underdogs Australia in Kazan on Saturday morning.

The French, who boast Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Demblélé, Kylian Mbappé, Paul Pogba, Samuel Umtiti and Benjamin Mendy, are considered one of the pre-tournament favourites and will be confident of a strong start against the Aussies.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the France side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game. You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.

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