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World Cup day three preview featuring France v Australia

After England's stunning 6-2 win over Iran, more of the big boys come to the World Cup party on Tuesday as France, Denmark and Argentina take to the field.

Two-time winners Argentina get things going against Saudi Arabia at 05:00 in Group C before Group D takes over at 08:00 for Denmark's match against Tunisia.

Group C is back on the agenda at 11:00 as Mexico face Poland in the game most likely to decide which of them reach the knockout rounds before holders France begin their defence at 14:00 against D rivals Australia.

Les Bleus look good too good for Australia

What: France v Australia, World Cup Group D

Where: Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

When: 14:00, Tuesday 22nd November

Odds: France -400, Draw +450, Australia +1400

Triumphant four years ago, France have arrived in Qatar without the brilliant midfield trio that drove them to success in Russia. Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante are both injured, while Blaise Matuidi has long since retired from the international scene.

Les Bleus have also lost rehabilitated striker Karim Benzema to a thigh issue meaning they are again likely to go with Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud as their front three.

Giroud changed the game when these two sides met in their opening pool clash four years ago and is +110 to score at anytime after failing to land a single shot on target, let alone score a goal, in Russia.

As ever, Australia have had to qualify the hard way and lack the star power of previous campaigns.

Their plucky 2-1 2018 defeat in Kazan is unlikely to be repeated and, while France may take a spell to settle, -400 is the price for them to win, with +450 Draw - France in the Half Time/Full Time market also tempting.

Argentina expected to start well

What: Argentina v Saudi Arabia, World Cup Group C

Where: Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail

When: 05:00, Tuesday 22nd November

Odds: Argentina -1000, Draw +800, Saudi Arabia +2200

Argentina are hotly tipped to erase the misery of four years ago when they bundled through the pool stages before being knocked out by France in the last 16 and they might be playing the perfect opposition on Tuesday.

The Albiceleste are unbeaten in their last 36 matches, a run that has included ending their wait for silverware at last year's Copa America and face a nation who have never won their opening game at a World Cup. Saudi Arabia's streak includes a 5-0 defeat to Russia in 2018 and an infamous 8-0 loss against Germany in 2002.

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Boss Herve Renard is a smart operator but his opposite number, Lionel Scaloni, despite his limited experience, seems a classy coach who has brought the type of calm to the Argentina squad that has so often been lacking.

Of course, La Albiceleste will rely heavily on Lionel Messi. The maestro is set to feature in his fifth and possibly final World Cup and is +225 to score two or more goals in Lusail.

An opening draw set the tone for a poor 2018 campaign in Russia so Argentina know the value of getting off to a winning start. They will expect to do so in style against a side ranked 48 places below them.

A win to nil is -200 and a 4-0 victory comes in at +750

All to play for in Doha

What: Mexico v Poland, World Cup Group C

Where: Stadium 974, Doha

When: 11:00, Tuesday 22nd November

Odds: Mexico +140, Draw +200, Poland +225

It may not be as star-studded as some of the others but the game of the day on Tuesday could be the Group C clash between Mexico and Poland.

Mexico have become famous for reaching the first knockout round and losing, doing so in the last seven World Cups, while the Poles have fallen in the groups in each of their last three visits to the World Cup.

They do, though, have Robert Lewandowski to call upon and he will be looking to link up with Piotr Zielinski, who is +450 to provide over 0.5 assists.

With so much at stake, a cagey contest with under 2.5 goals is -188 and Lewandowski's presence makes him tough to ignore at +200 in the anytime scorer market.

Danes should do enough against Tunisia

What: Denmark v Tunisia, World Cup Group D

Where: Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan

When: 08:00, Tuesday 22nd November

Odds: Denmark -167, Draw +280, Tunisia +500

Arguably one of the most competitive teams in Qatar, Tunisia will not give any quarter. However, the thread of experience that runs through the current Denmark team suggests they will not be riled if their opponents look to get physical.

Kasper Hjulmand's side beat France twice over the summer and will be looking to push Les Bleus for top spot in Group D, with them +225 to go through as top seeds.

Winning on Tuesday is crucial to their hopes and a 1-0 victory at +450 might not be too far away, with this stout Tunisia side possibly lacking the attacking edge required to break the Danes down.

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