Teenager Mbappe makes history as France battle into World Cup last 16

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba's deflected lob gave France a late victory over Australia in their opening game

Monaco's Mbappe was the player to punish the Peruvians when he tapped in Olivier Giroud's deflected shot, coming after a period of France dominance.

Nonetheless, they were unable to capitalise on those chances with a 1-0 victory, France sealed their passage into the final-16, while Peru - who well deserved a point - saw their tournament end at the group stage.

Peru's best chance came in the 29th minute when Paolo Guerrero showed great first touch to control Edison Flores's pass to shoot at goal, but Lloris was there to block the effort.

Peru need to beat the strongly fancied French in Yekaterinburg in their Group C encounter or face an early exit from Russian Federation.

Having survived a nervous opening 10 minutes, France looked as though they might dominate the match, with Antoine Griezmann darting at Peru's defence, Mbappe showing off his tricks and flicks, and full-backs Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez pressing forward on the wings. Fubo TV also offers three days of auto recording and 30 hours of Cloud DVR service in case you're busy at work for the France Peru soccer game.

On 34 minutes France went in front.

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Asked if Peru, contesting their first World Cup since 1982, could rival the French in any department, Gareca was unusually honest.

But France's early intensity started to fade and Peru should have taken advantage, yet Guerrero shot straight at Lloris on the turn after Christian Cueva found him in the box. France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was one of three opposing captains, along with Australia's Mile Jedinak and Denmark's Simon Kjaer, who signed a letter to Federation Internationale de Football Association supporting the lifting of the ban.

But it was midfielder Paul Pogba who opened things up for Mbappe's goal.

66' Advincula strikes now, from the near corner of the 18 yard box.

Hugo Lloris was named between the posts becoming his nation's seventh centurion.

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