France vs Peru - Preview, Live Match | 21 Jun 2018

France vs Peru - Preview, Live Match | 21 Jun 2018

Peru gave a good account of themselves as they returned to World Cup action on Saturday after a 36-year absence, and were narrowly beaten by Denmark. Visit "My Teams" in your Settings and select your favorite team to set up scores and news alerts.

France boast extraordinary quality in their squad, but they made a relatively slow start to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, requiring a late own goal to claim a 2-1 victory over Australia.

Les Bleus did start with a 4-3-3 formation in their World Cup opener against Australia, and were able to secure a 2-1 win. Yet the scoreline obscured the frustration of the match: Australia tied up the game off a penalty kick in the 62nd minute and nearly forced a draw.

Peru are competing in their first World Cup finals since 1982 and more than 40,000 Peruvians have travelled to Russian Federation to cheer them on.

VAR penalised Josh Risdon for a sliding challenge on Antoine Griezmann and the Atletico Madrid striker scored the spot-kick before Australia equalised through Mile Jedinak's penalty.

"I do not know if we will be on the same level anywhere, to be honest", he said. France keep possession for a while before Peru take over.

"There is always pressure in all matches in the World Cup".

"We took stock of what was done well or not so well and all agree that we will have to increase our physical intensity and improve our attitude in general", defender and vice-captain Raphael said. "He wasn't at this best during the match, he had heavy legs", said the coach.

The last South American team to beat France at the World Cup was Argentina in 1978. Since then, France are unbeaten in their last seven World Cup fixtures against CONMEBOL opposition (W3 D4), with three of the last four games ending goalless.

Peru are winless in their last seven World Cup matches (D2, L5).

France and Peru's only previous encounter was a friendly in April 1982.

Peru were unlucky not to get a point against Denmark, losing 1-0.



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