France into knockout stage after beating Peru

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You can get away with that against Peru or Australia, teams who lack the sheer quality to match up.

Pogba slid Giroud into the area and when Chelsea's striker shot looped over Gallese via a deflection from Christain Ramos, Mbappe scored his first World Cup goal that also makes him the youngest scorer in the tournament's history.

"I've always said that the World Cup is a dream for any player", said Mbappe, who was born a few months after France won the 1998 title.

Didier Deschamps has revealed Antoine Griezmann has been affected by an ankle issue, though the France star is still set to face Peru in Group C at the World Cup.

It was a deflating end for the tens of thousands of Peruvians who travelled to Russian Federation from Europe, the United States and Peru to witness the return of the team and their iconic shirt to the world stage after a painfully long absence.

Denmark, which ended the match with Australia in a 1-1 draw earlier on Thursday, places second with four points.

That wasn't the case against the Socceroos, with France, as a result, struggling to find the space required to fashion chances.

France have never lost a World Cup game when leading at half-time but Aquino almost pegged them back five minutes after the break.

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Paolo Guerrero started for Peru after coming off the bench in the opening loss to Denmark.

With their title rivals failing to fire, France have vowed to ramp up the intensity and put their stamp on the World Cup with victory over Peru on Thursday. Paul Pogba then sent a shot wide of Pedro Gallese's goal.

That miss proved key as Mbappe's historic World Cup moment gave France a 34th-minute lead.

Peru's defender Alberto Rodriguez (left) and France's forward Olivier Giroud vie for the ball during their Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C match at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg on June 21, 2018.

Champagne football is what the footballing world is accustomed to when watching France but in the second half, they were forced to defend and they did so superbly.

Buoyed by their vociferous supporters in the Ekaternburg Arena, Peru went in search of an equalizer - Pedro Aquino struck the crossbar in the 50th minute with a thunderous 35-yard effort which would have been a contender for goal of the tournament had it gone in.

France were reluctant to attack with numbers going forward, which left Giroud and Griezmann isolated up front for most of the second stanza.

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