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

Peru crunch World Cup clash against France brings country to standstill

Peru crunch World Cup clash against France brings country to standstill

Teenager Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest World Cup goalscorer as it beat Peru 1-0 on Thursday to reach the last 16 and condemn the South Americans to an early exit. Les Bleus eventually won 2-1 thanks to a late (and somewhat fortuitous) Paul Pogba goal, but their performance was hardly convincing.

Peru, unfortunate to lose 1-0 to Denmark in its first game, took until the half-hour to have its first serious chance, with recalled skipper Paolo Guerrero stinging the legs of Hugo Lloris.

Peru are taking on France in their second Group C game, and know defeat would spell the end for the World Cup dream in Russian Federation - which is their first appearance on football's biggest stage in 36 years.

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"I've always said the World Cup is a dream for any player".

Evra told ITV following the match: 'I just feel sometimes he's playing flashy - when at Monaco he was more direct, so my advice is to keep it simple.

With Peru putting France under pressure, particularly in the second half, Mbappe had to help out his defensive colleagues to protect Les Bleus' clean sheet. "That's what I did".

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