Live streaming match today france vs Peru in Group C on 21 june 2018. Denmark vs Australia just ended draw result 1-1, at 8pm. So still open in group C. France inf win this game, wil be confirm to move next stage. Australia are struggling need to win last match vs France if want to move next round.
Standing Group C:
- DENMARK 4 POINTS
- FRANCE 3 POINTS
- AUSTRALIA 1POINTS
- PERU 0 POINTS
In their second game of the World Cup (WC), Group C leaders France face Peru at the Ekaterinburg Arena. The French are expected to win their second straight game, whilst the Peruvians will be hoping to record their first points in the competition.
In their pre-WC campaign, Didier Deschamps’s men beat Ireland (2-0) and Italy (3-1) before recording a draw against USA (1-1). The French come into this game on the back of a difficult win against a solid Australian team (2-1), thanks to a penalty by Antoine Griezmann and Aziz Behich’s own goal.
Before taking off for Russia, the Peruvians defeated Scotland (2-0) and Saudi Arabia (3-0) and were held to a draw by Sweden (0-0). However, Ricardo Gareca’s men messed-up their WC opening game against Denmark (1-0) with Christian Cueva completely missing his penalty shot just before half-time, and conceding a goal from Yussuf Poulsen in the 60th minute.
From 52 games against CONMEBOL (South American) sides, France have a balanced record that currently stands at: W17, D15, L20. Meanwhile Peru have a historical record of: W16, D10, L22 against European sides. In the only previous meeting with Peru, France lost 1-0 in a friendly game at le Parc des Prince back in April 1982.
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Players to watch: France’s current top scorer Olivier Giroud has 31 international goals – the fourth-best total in French team history.
Paolo Guerrero has the best total in the Peruvian national team’s history, with 34 international goals.
Stat attack: The French are unbeaten in their last seven WC fixtures against South American sides (W4, D3) and have kept a clean sheet in five of them.
In the WC, the Peruvians are on a run of seven matches without a single win (D2, L5).
The Peruvians have lost only one of their last 16 matches in all competitions (W10, D5, L1).
Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan M. (Uae)
Venue: Central Stadium (Yekaterinburg)
Pre-match facts – World Cup
France are undefeated in their last 5 matches.
France have gone 3 consecutive matches without a draw.
France have won their last 3 matches.
Peru’s honest boss Ricardo Gareca will be delighted to see his team – boasting the best kit in the tournament – contain their illustrious opponents because he admits they will be outclassed in every department.
French fans will expect their side to whip Peru and send a statement of intent. Hopefully, Griezmann will also show that he’s not just a whinger after that tantrum when he was subbed in the first game.
Peru just don’t want to be humiliated the way Egypt have been.
This is their first finals for 36 years and professional pride demands they keep it alive until at least the final Group C match.
Key battles/star men
Paolo Guerrero will start the match and that means the best Peru team will face Les Bleus.
He could cause problems to France skipper Hugo Lloris, who celebrates his 100th cap.
Peru’s lack of quality speaks for itself. Coach Ricardo Gareca confesses that his team will be overawed ‘at every level’ and just prays team spirit can keep the French at bay for 90 minutes.
Rumours that Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann has become a bit of a diva will test the solidarity of a traditionally combustible nation.
Kylian Mbappe has blistering pace and will take advantage of any lapses in the Peru defence, so Betway’s 9-2 for him to score first in a France win is tempting.
Peru (4-2-3-1): Gallese; Advíncula, Rodríguez, Ramos, Trauco, Tapia, Yotún, Carrillo, Cueva, Flores; Guerrero.
France (4-4-2): Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Mbappe, Pogba, Kante, Matuidi; Griezmann, Giroud.
Prem tsar in the making
Midfielder Renato Tapia. Feyenoord midfielder who, at just 22, has been compared with Sergio Busquets of Barcelona with the heart and fitness to run all night.
France’s full-back Lucas Hernandez is an international rookie but considered good enough at Atletico Madrid to have signed a new long term deal alongside star man Griezmann.
France and Peru’s only previous encounter was a friendly in April 1982. The South American side won 1-0 at the Parc des Princes.
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.
France have kept a clean sheet in each of their last six World Cup games against South American sides. Brazil’s Careca is the last CONMEBOL player to score past France in the competition, back in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final.
Peru are winless in their last five World Cup encounters against European opposition (D2 L3), their last win coming against Scotland in 1978.
Peru are winless in their last seven World Cup matches (D2 L5).
South American side Peru mustered 17 shots in their opening game against Denmark, but still failed to find the net in a 0-1 defeat.
After consecutive defeats vs Mexico and South Africa in 2010, France are unbeaten in their last four group stage games in World Cup finals (W3 D1 L0).
Antoine Griezmann has been directly involved in nine of France’s last 13 goals scored in major tournaments (World Cup and European Championships), with seven goals and two assists.
Having become France’s youngest ever player in a major tournament in their opening match, Kylian Mbappé is also looking to become their youngest ever goalscorer in a World Cup or European Championships, with David Trezeguet vs Saudi Arabia in 1998 currently holding the record (20y 246d).
Should he make an appearance against Peru, Hugo Lloris will earn his 100th cap for the national team and will become the first goalkeeper to reach this milestone for France.