Mbappe leads France into Round of 16 with win over Peru

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It ended plucky Peru's chances of qualifying but they anxious France with Paolo Guerrero denied by Hugo Lloris and Pedro Aquino hitting the post.

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.

Coach Didier Deschamps acknowledged on the eve of the match that France had lacked dynamism in attack in their first game against Australia, where they labored to a 2-1 victory.

"We have found a disciplined France and that bodes well for the future".

France, one of the pre-tournament favourites, join Uruguay and hosts Russian Federation in the knockout rounds with one group game to go - and condemned tearful Peru to an early exit.

Peru have not won a game at a World Cup since 1978, having failed to win any of their three outings in 1982, so perhaps their record of two defeats so far is no surprise.

The CONMEBOL outfit are a few lucky bounces away from sitting in second place in Group C, and their lack of an efficient striker has really hampered them.

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The Peru midfielder received the ball 30 yards out and his swerving drive clattered off the top of the post.

Andre Carrillo fired over soon after the hour, with Guerrero doing the same as France were forced deeper, and with a quarter of an hour to go a Carrillo cross was turned into the side-netting by the stretching Farfan.

However, it's been reported in the French press that he will look to a 4-2-3-1 formation, something his 4-4-2 could have been interpreted in the past.

Substitute Ousmane Dembele - dropped for Giroud - could have wrapped up the points in the 82nd minute but fired wide, as France appeared to have settled for a one-goal victory.

- France are unbeaten in their last eight World Cup fixtures against CONMEBOL opposition (W4 D4).

After a slow start to the game, France began to impose themselves. Les Bleus finished fourth and third at those tournaments, respectively.

Once again, France struggled to find their rhythm, with the trio of Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Mbappe playing brilliantly together but too often in isolation of the rest of the side.

- France captain Hugo Lloris is the seventh player to reach 100 caps with France.

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