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Highlights France vs Peru, FIFA World Cup 2018, Match 22 in Yekaterinburg: Les Bleus seal Round of 16 spot

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Highlights France vs Peru, FIFA World Cup 2018, Match 22 in Yekaterinburg: Les Bleus seal Round of 16 spot

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June 21, 2018 - 22:40 (IST)

That's it from us!

Head out to our live blog of Argentina's Group D clash against Croatia as Lionel Messi and co look to get their first win of the tournament.

June 21, 2018 - 22:36 (IST)

France top Group C

This is how Group C looks like after the end of the second round of matches. France go through to the Round of 16 but Denmark with four points and Australia with two points will be looking to finish second. The Danes will face France while the Socceroos take on Peru in the final round of matches. 

June 21, 2018 - 22:34 (IST)

Stat alert!

Take a look at the stats from the match

June 21, 2018 - 22:32 (IST)

Deschamps notches his 50th win as France manager

 

June 21, 2018 - 22:28 (IST)

Hugo Lloris with a clean sheet on his 100th appearance

June 21, 2018 - 22:27 (IST)

FT! France beat Peru to end the South Americans' World Cup

France have been uninspiring in victory. They have show neither clear purpose going forward, creativity or balance in the middle, nor security at the back. But they will take the win and go through to the knockouts. The tournament will miss these gutsy Peruvians and their legion. That wraps things up here in Ekaterinburg. Time now to see what lies in store for Lionel Messi and who France might end up playing in the stage. Goodnight from me. 

June 21, 2018 - 22:24 (IST)

90+3` France 1-0 Peru

Giroud holds off the challenge from Aquino and surges ahead. He shoots but his shot is deflected behind for a corner. That surely is the end of Peru's campaign at the World Cup.

June 21, 2018 - 22:22 (IST)

90+1` France 1-0 Peru

Fekir wins a free-kick near the corner flag. Dembele swings it in towards N'Zonzi but he's beaten to it by a Peruvian defender. The ball falls to Matuidi who volleys it at goal. The ball was always curling off goal. 

June 21, 2018 - 22:19 (IST)

90` France 1-0 Peru

Four minutes added on after the end of the 90. Four minutes for Peru to try and stay in the tournament.

June 21, 2018 - 22:18 (IST)

88` France 1-0 Peru

Deschamps takes off Pogba and sends on Steven N'Zonzi for the final two minutes plus stoppage time.

Team News:  Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud will start for France against Peru in their World Cup Group C encounter on Thursday with coach Didier Deschamps dropping Ousmane Dembele.

France will seal their spot in the knockout rounds with victory thanks to the 1-1 stalemate between Australia and Denmark and defeat for Peru will end their Russian campaign.

The 31-year-old Giroud will be the focal point of the French attack, with starlet Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann playing off him.

The 21-year-old Barcelona man Dembele pays the price for making little impact in France's stuttering 2-1 victory over Australia in their opener.

Blaise Matuidi replaces Corentin Tolisso in midfield in Deschamps's other change.

Tottenham Hotspur and France captain Hugo Lloris will win his 100th cap for his country in Yekaterinburg, the most eastern city at the World Cup.

Lloris, along with the skippers of Denmark and Australia, backed Peru talisman Paolo Guerrero in calling for his drugs ban to be overturned for the World Cup.

Peru's all-time leading goalscorer and captain was surprisingly on the bench for Peru's opening game, coming on in the second half, but the South Americans went down 1-0 to Denmark.

The 34-year-old Guerrero will face Lloris from the start after Peru coach Ricardo Gareca chose him in his starting XI in place of Jefferson Farfan.

Peru are competing in their first World Cup since 1982.

France: Hugo Lloris, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez, Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe

Coach: Didier Deschamps (FRA)

Peru: Pedro Gallese, Luis Advincula, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodriguez, Miguel Trauco, Pedro Aquino, Yoshimar Yotun, Andre Carrillo, Christian Cueva, Edison Flores, Paolo Guerrero

Coach: Ricardo Gareca (ARG)

Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan (UAE)

With inputs from Agencies

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