France moves ahead at World Cup with win over Peru

22 June, 2018, 14:14 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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Dropping Ousmane Dembele in place of the 31-year-old proved to be a shrewd mood for Les Bleus as Giroud's 34th minute shot deflected into the path of Kylian Mbappe for the Paris Saint-Germain forward to poke home into an empty net.

Deschamps got a boost from Giroud and Matuidi in the match against Australia and wisely made the move to start them against Peru.

The French national football team has defeated Peru with 1-0 score in the second group stage match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg.

Giroud is one of Deschamps' favourite players, mainly because he gives you something not too many others in the France squad can - a physical presence, ability to hold up the ball and bring in the wider players into the game in situations where they can really threaten the defence. Our game was fluid in the first half but things were a lot tougher in the second.

He told a press conference: "We are in the knockout stages so we are very satisfied. We know we can improve and that is the direction we are trying to head in". They were encouraged by a great crowd - it was like we were the away team. "We were solid and managed to stay calm and lucid in the key moments - we mastered those". It wasn't the dominance that the 7th ranked France was expected to show against the 36th ranked Australians, but the win is still worth 3 points, no matter how it was earned. Team Australia comes in third with one point.

"These people are incredible".

With their title rivals failing to fire, France have vowed to ramp up the intensity and put their stamp on the World Cup with victory over Peru today.


Peru's fans could have had even more to cheer, were it not for several near misses.

Surprisingly though, they dropped this energy as the first half of the game progressed and allowed Pogba to settle into the game.

Peru will rely heavily on their all-time leading scorer Paolo Guerrero, who was a substitute in their 1-0 defeat by Denmark.

In the next match, France will face Denmark in Moscow, at the Luzhniki stadium.

After the break, Pedro Aquino hit the post and Andre Carrillo and Luis Advincula struck powerful shots over the bar, but all the Peruvian efforts were from long range.

In an entertaining match full of chances, just 15 minutes had elapsed and Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane and Antoine Greizmann had all gone close for France and many would have predicted a convincing France win.

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