France win against Peru courtesy Mbappe tap-in

France win against Peru courtesy Mbappe tap-in

- Kylian Mbappe becomes the youngest French player to have ever scored at the World Cup

- Peru have been kicked out of the World Cup before the final game of the group

France continued their impressive run at the Russia 2018 World Cup as Les Bleues recorded a slim 1-0 win over Peru.

It was an entertaining fixture between sides that showed a lot of energy in the early exchanges of the match.

Antoine Griezmann had the first chance of the match as his shot went off target but in a couple a minutes he forced an unusual saved by the Peru's goalkeeper who saved his shot with his knees.

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Les Bleues started to gain momentum as Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane flashed a header across the post from a corner kick from Griezmann.

The only serious threat Peru in the half fell into the path of the star man, Paolo Guerrero, whose shot was expertly dealt with by Hugo Loris.

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Then, 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring after he took advantage of Olivier Giroud's shot that rebounded into his path for an easy tap-in.

A string of passes from Mbappe to N'Golo Kante, then to Griezmann, who laid it up for Hernandez as he forced a fine save from the keeper.

France went into the half time break the better side as they showed their superior footballing power over the South Americans.

But Peru were clearly the better side in the second half as they took the game to Didier Deschamps side but they could not find a way past the French defence.

Tried as they did, the South Americans could not get the equaliser. Captain Guerrero and Watford winger Andre Carrillo would not be faulted for asking all the right questions.

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Earlier reported how Australia and Denmark settled for a 1-1 scoreline in the other Group C match.

Christian Eriksen scored a superb first time shot but Mile Jedinak put the Aussies back from the spot after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) spotted a hand ball by Poulsen.

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