LIVE: France, Peru Meet in World Cup Group C Showdown

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Follow along for live updates and highlights of goals and key plays as France and Peru meet in Group C play at the World Cup.

France may have been fortunate to win its World Cup opener, while Peru was likely a bit unfortunate to not have taken at least a point in its debut. But there’s no time to dwell on the past for the two Group C sides.

France has a chance to secure its place in the knockout stage, while Peru is playing for survival two games into its first World Cup in 36 years. France eked by Australia 2-1 in a game heavily impacted by technology and sits atop the group, three points clear of Peru, which couldn’t find its finishing form in a frustrating 1-0 loss to Denmark.

Thanks to Denmark’s 1-1 draw vs. Australia earlier Thursday, France can secure its place in the round of 16 with a win.

Stay tuned here for live updates and highlights of goals and key plays from throughout the match (refresh for most recent updates).


Here are the lineups for both teams:


Here are the rosters for both sides:

FRANCE

Goalkeeper: Alphonse Areola (PSG), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (PSG), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Adil Rami (Marseille), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

Manager: Didier Deschamps

PERU

Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese (Veracruz), Carlos Caceda (Deportivo Municipal), Jose Carvallo (UTC)

Defenders: Aldo Corzo (Universitario), Luis Advincula (Lobos Buap), Christian Ramos (Veracruz), Miguel Araujo (Alianza Lima), Alberto Rodriguez (Atletico Junior), Anderson Santamaria (Puebla), Miguel Trauco (Flamengo), Nilson Loyola (Melgar)

Midfielders: Renato Tapia (Feyenoord), Pedro Aquino (Lobos Buap), Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City), Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria Guimaraes), Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo), Edison Flores (Aalborg), Andy Polo (Portland Timbers), Wilder Cartagena (Veracruz)

Forwards: Andre Carrillo (Watford), Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia), Jefferson Farfan (Lokomotiv Moscow), Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo)

Manager: Ricardo Gareca

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