France's Antoine Griezmann scores the penalty goal during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, June 16, 2018. (DARKO BANDIC / AP PHOTO)
MOSCOW - Day 3 of the World Cup began Saturday with France becoming the first team to benefit from a penalty called after video review in a World Cup match. Antoine Griezmann put France ahead with the ensuing penalty kick. Australia tied it with a penalty kick by Mile Jedniak, but France moved ahead again when Paul Pogba's shot hit the crossbar and then made it over the goal line. The tally was confirmed by goal-line technology.
In the second match, Lionel Messi missed a penalty kick and Iceland managed a 1-1 draw against Argentina in the first World Cup appearance for the tiny island nation.
Australia's midfielder Mile Jedinak shoots a penalty kick to score a goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group C football match between France and Australia at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 16, 2018. (FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
On Saturday evening, Peru's Christian Cueva sailed a penalty kick over the goal in a match against Denmark, which won 1-0 on Yussuf Poulsen's goal in the 58th minute.
The final match was a 2-0 win for Croatia over Nigeria. Luka Modric scored on a penalty kick after Croatia went ahead on a first-half own-goal by Nigeria.
France's Paul Pogba (left) and Australia's Mathew Leckie (right) challenge the ball during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, June 16, 2018. (DAVID VINCENT / AP PHOTO)
Argentina's forward Lionel Messi kicks a penalty during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Argentina and Iceland at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on June 16, 2018. (FRANCISCO LEONG / AFP)
Denmark players celebrate after winning the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, June 16, 2018. (GREGORIO BORGIA / AP PHOTO)
Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric scores a penalty during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Croatia and Nigeria at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018. (PATRICK HERTZOG / AFP)