LIVE: France v Peru | World Cup | June 21 2018
Time: 11:00 ET CAnada-USA | 17:00 Cairo Local Time
REF: Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed (U.A.E.)
France may be top of Group C heading into today’s clash against Peru, but definitely have something to prove if they are going to realise their ambitions of World Cup glory this summer.
Didier Deschamps’ side overcame a stern test against Australia to win 2-1 and sit top of the group after one game, but will likely have to be more competitive against Peru after a sluggish start.
The Peruvians have plenty of fans in Russia but disappointed in a 1-0 opening-game defeat to Denmark, and Ricardo Gareca’s squad will be desperate to get points on the board to avoid an early exit just as the party gets started.
France XI: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Lucas, Pogba, Kante, Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi, Giroud
Peru XI: Gallese, Advincula, Ramos, Rodriguez, Trauco, Aquino, Yotun, Carrillo, Cueva, Flores, Guerrero