France vs. Peru: World Cup highlights and recap
France face Peru in the second game of Group C of the World Cup on Thursday, June 21. Here are the highlights from the match.
France are looking for a better performance against Peru, after scraping past Australia with a 2-1 win. Creativity going forward seems to be a big issue considering the amount of attacking talent on display. There’s a clear struggle for Didier Deschamp to pick out a team capable of generating clear-cut chances, as well as the players trying to put on a complete performance.
The center-back pairing of Raphael Varane and Samuel Umtiti have been far from convincing, although it’s only one game. Nevertheless, there’s much expected of this team, and much is required of them going into this game.
Peru will have to pick themselves up after failing to draw against Denmark. A missed penalty by Christian Cueva was the difference, as well a number chances failed to be converted. Striker Paolo Guerrero is expected to start this game after coming off the bench last Saturday.
If there’s one thing going for Peru, it’s an amazing fan support that’ll push this team to the very end. Guerrero, Cueva and company will be buoyed by the amount of red and white in the crowd, but whether that’s enough to see them past France is a whole other story. It’s a crucial game for both, we’ll have the highlights and recap for you here.
Highlights will be posted live as they happen.
A win for France will surely see them go through onto the knockout stages. A loss or draw will have people doubting their future prospects going deep into the tournament. A win for Peru will give them a lifeline going into their final game against Australia. A loss or draw could see them eliminated.