In a moment that will go down in the World Cup history books, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology was used to award a penalty for the first time in the tournament as France clinched a 2-1 win over Australia at Kazan Arena.
Uruguayan official Andres Cunha initially played on after Josh Risdon's challenge on Griezmann before pointing to the spot, having consulted video replays at the side of the pitch.
France got their 2018 World Cup campaign off to a positive start as they defeated Australia 2-1, with Manchester United star Paul Pogba netting grabbing the winning goal.
"I thought we deserved much more ... we put in a good performance", he said.
"In Didier Deschamps we have got a manager who was in the dressing room in 1998", Griezmann told reporters before the game.
The French team was given a penalty kick, eventually converted by Antoine Griezmann in the 58th minute, after the referee watched the replay of a foul on the sideline.
"It was a highly hard match, it was complicated, the Australian team was very good", French coach Didier Deschamps said. "I know I can do far better, but I am relaxed about it, I know it is going to get better".
Things may have panned out differently had the referee deemed Umtiti's handball worthy of a red card as well as a penalty, something many watching seemed to think was the correct decision. I think there were a lot of moments they didn't know what to do anymore.
In a tight first half that saw Griezmann, teenager Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele fail to spark, it was the yellow-clad Aussie fans who have invaded the Tatar capital who had most to cheer about. "If you lose because of a penalty you can talk about it. then (they scored) a lucky goal just before the end".
Racism has dogged the Russian game for decades and FIFA last month fined the national football association over chants directed at black players during a friendly against France.
It was France's custodian Hugo Lloris who was tested most, keeping out a Mooy free kick that French defender Corentin Tolisso nearly deflected into the bottom corner of his own goal. The Atletico Madrid striker had no problems from the spot, leaving Mat Ryan with no chance after slamming the ball into the top corner.
Mourinho's own player, Paul Pogba, made the difference in a surprisingly tight affair with his late effort off the crossbar ultimately deemed an own goal.
Australia delivered a gritty display that bodes well for its next two matches.
The striker's penalty was the first awarded through the VAR system. "But we have to do better, and we're capable of doing so".