Match victor Mbappe draws praise from Deschamps

Match victor Mbappe draws praise from Deschamps

Match victor Mbappe draws praise from Deschamps

Deschamps has an impressive selection of forwards to choose from and is expected to give Olivier Giroud a start at the expense of Ousmane Dembele as he switches from a 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2 formation.

The game at Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg starts at 8 p.m. local time, or 11 a.m. ET.

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.

Coach Didier Deschamps responded testily "there's always an opponent" when asked by reporters about France's failure to dominate and also about the strong pressure the Peruvians exerted in the second half.

Peru's best outlet in the first half was rampaging full-back Luis Advincula, who had the beating of defender Lucas Hernandez down France's left flank. We are very satisfied with what the players did here.

"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", said France vice-captain Raphael Varane. However, we were solid after the break which helped us get this result.

France were nervy having failed to build on their lead and Peru continued to push forward, yet failed to find a clear opening.

His deflected victor against Australia helped Les Bleus to all three points in the opener and he played a key role in France's victor on Thursday night.

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"These people are incredible".

Pedro Aquino hit the post for lively Peru, who are still waiting for their first World Cup win since 1978, and the South American side can no longer qualify from Group C.

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca said: "We thank the Peruvian fans so much for the great support in Russian Federation". There was this huge mass of people following us.

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

Later in the first half, striker Paolo Guerrero outsmarted Samuel Umtiti in the penalty area but fired his shot at Lloris's legs.

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

Paul Pogba then had Pedro Gallese scrambling when his 25-yard effort bounced just wide and Griezmann combined with Olivier Giroud but his sharp volley was blocked by the Peru goalkeeper.

The forward had already miscued a volley when Giroud's effort looped over Gallese and into Mbappe's path for an easy tap-in.

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