France 1-0 Peru LIVE World Cup 2018: Latest score, goals and updates as Kylian Mbappe scores in Ekaterinburg

France face Peru in Ekaterinburg at 4pm in Group C. Follow all of the live action below.

While Didier Deschamps’ men have the upper hand thanks to their opening 2-1 victory over the Socceroos on Saturday, Peru will need an extra spot of luck.

After a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Denmark, the South Americans need to bring out the big guns to avoid an embarrassing early World Cup exit. 

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79 min: SUBSTITUTION Griezmann is replaced with Fekir

78 min: Cueva threads it through the defence but Guerrero is offside 

77 min: Peru in possession but Pogba gets the ball and is fouled

75 min: SUBSTITUTION Dembele comes on for Mbappe

73 min: CHANCE! Farfan claims the ball on the edge of the Peruvian box he threads it through to Carrillo and follows it up to meet the cross but his shot finds the side netting 

70 min: France put pressure on Peru up high but it is cleared well by Ramos

67 min: Advincula gets forward and finds himself in space launches a strong left foot at Lloris who watches go over the bar

65 min: Carrillo gets the ball out wide but his cross doesn’t beat the first man

62 min: Mbappe wins a throw in deep in Peru’s half but it’s good defending from Santamaria to hold off Giroud

60 min: Peru move the ball around quickly opening up the defence, it comes to Carrillo who blasts a shot over the bar

57 min: Carrillo runs down the right and crosses but Guerrero isn’t there, it comes back to Carrillo though and he goes down, the ref isn’t interested though

55 min: Pogba shows off his skill as he dances down the left side, he wins a corner but it’s cleared away

53 min:  The ball comes in, gets loose and Gallese claims it

52 min: France win a free kick though, just outside the Peruvian area, Griezmann is stood over it ready to dink it into the box

51 min: Griezmann whips the ball into the box but it’s too high and goes over everyone

49 min: CHANCE! Farfan again pushes Peru forward, he gets the ball back lays it off to Aquino who leathers it and hits the post!

46 min: Farfan in the action right away he challenges for the ball with Umtiti and the Frenchman goes down injured 

SECOND HALF: Peru with the restart, they’ve made two changes Rodriguez and Yotun off, Farfan and Santamaria on

HALF TIME: France 1 – 0 Peru

 

Peru were really fast out of the blocks but France weathered an early onslaught

 

They found their footing and the combination of Griezmann, Giroud and Mbappe put them in front

45 min: 2 minutes added on before half time

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What time is it?

France vs Peru kicks off at 4pm.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be shown live on BBC One.

Odds

France: 4/7

Peru: 5/1

Draw: 3/1

Prediction

 

France 2 – 0 Peru. It would be irresponsible for both teams to start the match without a proper strategy. While France has a full arsenal of strikers, if the South American side can get it together, they might be able to fend Les Blues off. It’ll definitely be an exciting game. 

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