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  1. FIFA World Cup 2018, France vs Peru Highlights: Goal! Mbappe scores, France lead 1-0

FIFA World Cup 2018, France vs Peru Highlights: Goal! Mbappe scores, France lead 1-0

FIFA World Cup 2018, France vs Peru: France will be keen to book an early place in the pre-quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup when they meet Peru, who are staring down the barrel of an early exit, in a Group C clash.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: France eye berth in the round of 16 with win over Peru.

FIFA World Cup 2018, France vs Peru: France will be keen to book an early place in the pre-quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup when they meet Peru, who are staring down the barrel of an early exit, in a Group C clash. France beat Australia 2-1 in their opening match last week, while Peru had suffered a 0-1 defeat to Denmark in their campaign opener. Although the French won their opening game 2-1 against Australia, it was a far from convincing display as their attacking trio of Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe too often looked isolated from their midfield. France scored from a penalty conversion from Antoine Griezmann and an own goal late in the game.

Considering the abundance of talents available, France are expected to play fantastic and flamboyant football. But their forward passing was not good against Australia. Head coach Didier Deschamps has to resolve this issue against a Peru side that was unlucky to lose against Denmark and who could go into the game knowing they need a win to keep their World Cup hopes alive.

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One solution would be for Griezmann to drop deeper to link with the midfield, while the introduction of Olivier Giroud for Dembele would provide a focal point for the attack and allow Griezmann and Mbappe to use the full width of the pitch to allow France more fluidity.

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France vs Peru, FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Score:

Highlights

  • 21:22 (IST)

    Half-time: France 1-0 Peru

    That was an rollicking half! Peru set the tempo but France responded in kind, and then some. Playing with skill and elegant simplicity, Les Bleus took the lead and continue to look dangerous. Peru, who missed a great chance to take the lead earlier, have a big problem: they need to find a goal to avoid elimination: and that could entail leaving themselves even more exposed to French counter-attacks.

  • 21:06 (IST)

    GOAL! France 1-0 Peru (Mbappé 34)

    Peru lose the ball in midfield. Giroud makes a canny run and Pogba finds him with a quick and clever pass Giroud nips it on towards Mbappé, who slides in and shoots first time from nine yards. It’s takes a nick off a defender and loops over the keeper and into the net!

  • 20:14 (IST)

    Playing XI: France and Peru

    France: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Pogba, Kanté; Mbappé, Griezmann, Matuidi; Giroud

    Subs: Mandanda, Areola, Sidibé, Rami, Mendy, Kimpembe, Nzonzi, Tolisso, Lemar, Fekir, Dembélé, Thauvin

    Peru: Gallese; Advincula, Ramos, Rodriguez, Trauco; Aquino, Flores, Yotun; Carrillo, Guerrero, Cueva

    Subs: caceda, Carvallo, Corzo, Araujo, Cartagena, Hurtado, Loyola, Sanatamaria, Tapia, Ruidaz, Farfan, Polo

    Referee: M Abdulla (UAE)

21:22 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Half-time: France 1-0 Peru

That was an rollicking half! Peru set the tempo but France responded in kind, and then some. Playing with skill and elegant simplicity, Les Bleus took the lead and continue to look dangerous. Peru, who missed a great chance to take the lead earlier, have a big problem: they need to find a goal to avoid elimination: and that could entail leaving themselves even more exposed to French counter-attacks.

21:06 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
GOAL! France 1-0 Peru (Mbappé 34)

Peru lose the ball in midfield. Giroud makes a canny run and Pogba finds him with a quick and clever pass Giroud nips it on towards Mbappé, who slides in and shoots first time from nine yards. It’s takes a nick off a defender and loops over the keeper and into the net!

21:06 (IST) 21 Jun 2018

32 min: Griezmann clips a pass over the Peruvian defence towards Mbappe, who tries to improvise with a flying back heel. But he doesn’t catch it right.

20:54 (IST) 21 Jun 2018

23 min: Guerrero is booked. I’m not sure what for: he had a freekick awarded in his favour and then argued with Umtiti and the ref saw something that warranted a yellow card, apparently. Poor old Guerrero, always at loggerheads with the authorities. What he needs his nice cup of tea at half-time. Or maybe not.

20:48 (IST) 21 Jun 2018

16 min: France have started matching Peru’s vibrancy, and their quality is coming to the fore. Giroud, again serving as an excellent fulcrum, heads a long ball down for Griezmann, who unleashes a half-volley from 18 yards. It’s straight at the keeper, who saves well.

20:44 (IST) 21 Jun 2018

12 min: Pogba unloads an excellent swirling cross-shot from 25 yards. It bounces in front of the keeper and whizzes inches wide! A fine effort.

20:34 (IST) 21 Jun 2018

2 min: France try to knock the ball about to ease themselves into the game, but Peru aren’t having that. They win the ball in midfield and quickly launch an attack, Guerrero sweeping the ball wide to Guerrero. Hernandez does well to poke the ball out for a throw-in.

20:31 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Peep! Peep! Peep!

1 min: Three, two, one ... we have kickoff!

20:26 (IST) 21 Jun 2018

The French players lend their voices to La Marseillaise with great enthusiasms.

20:25 (IST) 21 Jun 2018

The teams are in the tunnel, waiting to enter the arena, where a million Peruvians, or thereabouts, are already in full voice. If the play on the pitch lives up to the atmosphere off it, we’re in for a treat.

20:14 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Playing XI: France and Peru

France: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Pogba, Kanté; Mbappé, Griezmann, Matuidi; Giroud

Subs: Mandanda, Areola, Sidibé, Rami, Mendy, Kimpembe, Nzonzi, Tolisso, Lemar, Fekir, Dembélé, Thauvin

Peru: Gallese; Advincula, Ramos, Rodriguez, Trauco; Aquino, Flores, Yotun; Carrillo, Guerrero, Cueva

Subs: caceda, Carvallo, Corzo, Araujo, Cartagena, Hurtado, Loyola, Sanatamaria, Tapia, Ruidaz, Farfan, Polo

Referee: M Abdulla (UAE)

20:03 (IST) 21 Jun 2018
Hey Folks!

Hello and welcome to thrilling Thursday. It was a mesmerising match between Denmark and Australia. The match ended at 1-1. Now, France will take on Peru and if the Les Bleus win they will be through to the knockout rounds with ease. 

Here are the squads PERU Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese (Veracruz/MEX), Jose Carvallo (UTC), Carlos Caceda (Municipal) Defenders: Luis Advincula (Lobos/MEX), Miguel Araujo (Alianza Lima), Aldo Corzo (Universitario), Nilson Loyola (Melgar), Christian Ramos (Veracruz/MEX), Alberto Rodríguez (Junior/COL), Anderson Santamaria (Puebla/MEX), Miguel Trauco (Flamengo/BRA) Midfielders: Pedro Aquino (Lobos/MEX), Wilmer Cartagena (Veracruz/MEX), Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo/BRA), Edison Flores (Aalborg/DEN), Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria Guimaraes/POR), Andy Polo (Portland Timbers/USA), Renato Tapia (Feyernoord/NED), Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City/USA) Forwards: Andre Carrillo (Watford/ENG), Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia/MEX), Jefferson Farfan (Lokomotiv/RUS), Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo/BRA) FRANCE Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain) Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City/ENG), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart/GER), Adil Rami (Marseille), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona/ESP), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/ESP) Midfielders: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea/ENG), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus/ITA), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla/ESP), Paul Pogba (Manchester United/ENG), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich/GER) Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona/ESP), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea/ENG), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

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