Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Giroud & Matuidi start as Deschamps drops Dembele for Peru

Giroud & Matuidi start as Deschamps drops Dembele for Peru

Guerrero, 34, is Peru's all-time top goalscorer but was cleared to play in the tournament only two weeks before it started, when he won a reprieve from a doping ban over a cocaine byproduct contained in a tea he drank.

"I think France did some outstanding work of defense", said Gareca, whose team was eliminated while the French advanced to the knockout stage.

Gareca is a very likeable manager and has done an excellent job, but in key areas against Denmark, his side fell short.

France had found their footing but Peru wasted the best opening of the game through Paolo Guerrero in the 31st minute. Something that wasn't visible in their other matches.

Captain Guerrero, starting after seeing a 14-month drug ban frozen to allow him to play in Russian Federation, could have been Peru's hero but his 87th-minute free kick was easy pickings for Lloris as France settled for a one-goal victory.

Didier Deschamps, recognising that problem, is likely to bring Olivier Giroud, the former Arsenal and current Chelsea striker, back into the starting XI. The result upfront was visible.

MF N'Golo Kante, 8 - Simple but effective - he was a bit redundant at times against Australia, but he came into his own against Peru, with octopus tentacle-like ability to dispossess the South Americans and regain possession.

Whatever happens in this tournament, Peru will win plenty of plaudits, but they need to be a little more streetwise to win points.

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If that happens, Argentina would be tied with Iceland and the tiebreaker comes down to goal differential. Messi didn't get a single shot off in a defeat that pushed Argentina to the brink of elimination.

A full football game streamed to your smartphone or tablet will use around 700MB of data. They were encouraged by a great crowd - it was like we were the away team. It was very important to have very solid defense.

"This aided with the recovering of the ball in the first half - less so in the second half".

Hugo Lloris who was making his 100th appearance for the Le Bleus remained nearly tested an ambitious strike from Yoshimar Yotun, but the shot from the halfway line drifted wide.

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Even such an offensive ace as Kylian Mbappe, who scored the winning goal in the first half, came to help.

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With holders Germany losing to Mexico and Spain, Argentina, and Brazil all drawing their opening games, the Peru clash is a prime opportunity for the French to stake their claim as the team to beat in Russian Federation.

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