Kylian Mbappe’s first-half goal was enough for France to record a 1-0 Group C victory which consigned opponents Peru to World Cup elimination in the process.

Yet again Les Bleus failed to live up to their status as one of the tournament favourites, but they are now two wins from two and guaranteed to go through to the last 16.

Denmark’s 1-1 draw with Australia earlier on Thursday means that Peru cannot overhaul them in the Group C table, and sets up a showdown between France and the Scandanavians to see who tops the group

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