We will not let France bully us -Peru coach

We will not let France bully us -Peru coach

French manager Didier Deschamps chose to tinker with his lineup yet again, opting to play central midfielder Blaise Matuidi in a wide role while Ousmane Dembele stayed on the bench.

That included the two enormous temporary stands that stretch high above both ends, exposed to the elements, where Peru fans bobbed and bounced to keep warm.

But it was Peru who had the upper hand after the break.

Guerrero almost missed the World Cup before having his doping ban lifted by a Swiss judge prior to the tournament.

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The first clear chance of the match was in the 31st minute with Paolo Guerrero's shot blocked by Hugo Lloris on his 100th appearance for France.

Griezmann had a pair of opportunities stopped within the first 15 minutes, with Mbappe and Dembele consistently getting past Peru's defence to set up scoring chances. Pogba beat his defender and found Giroud with a flawless pass. Giroud then chipped it for Mbappe to easily tap it past goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.


It was a lone goal from Kylian Mbappe that was the difference.

Peru, meanwhile, have been eliminated, while Denmark and Australia remain in contention for a Last 16 spot.

An Aussie own goal off a Paul Pogba redirected shot saved the French side from an embarrassing start to the World Cup, but the team will need to refocus against Peru.

France coach Didier Deschamps will include Olivier Giroud and Blaise Matuidi in his starting XI to face Peru on Thursday in Yekaterinburg.

Peru are fast enough to do plenty of damage with counter-attacks, and sooner or later, the ball has to fall for them. The 31-year-old keeper first played for France's national team in 2008 and has been a fixture ever since.

Mbappe makes things happen and is also prepared to try the spectacular.

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