Saliba makes World Cup debut for France

William Saliba in action for France against Tunisia

William Saliba made his World Cup debut in France's final group game against Tunisia, but couldn't prevent Les Bleus from falling to a 1-0 defeat.

With his nation already safely through to the knockout stages with a game to spare, following successive wins over Australia and Denmark, boss Didier Deschamps opted to rotate his players and made nine changes, although William was once again initially named amongst the substitutes.

However, on 63 minutes and France trailing 1-0 thanks to a Wahbi Khazi goal, our defender was introduced to the fray for his first taste of international tournament football, earning his eighth cap in the process.

He thought his team had grabbed a last-gasp equaliser when Antoine Griezmann fired home in stoppage time, but that was chalked off for offside as France's six-game winning run at World Cups came to an end.

Having topped the group, next up for Saliba's side is a round of 16 clash against the runners-up of Group C, which could be any of Argentina, Poland, Mexico or Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, December 4.

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