Five days after scaring themselves against Australia (2-1) for their first match in the 2018 World Cup, France once again imposed themselves in pain, Thursday, June 21, against Peru (1-0).
Mbappé frees the Blues.
At the start of the game, Les Bleus showed more envy and intensity than in the game against Australia, and created several chances. And shortly after the half-hour, it was Kylian Mbappé who freed the French team by scoring her first World Cup goal at 19. During the second period, Lloris and his team were very busy and managed to preserve the main thing : the three points, which meant qualifying for the round of 16.
Giroud and Matuidi are back in the starting line-up.
“We can and we must do better,” warned Didier Deschamps on Saturday afternoon after France-Australia. For five days, therefore, the rookie coach made adjustments. Fourth best scorer in the history of the France team behind Thierry Henry, Michel Platini and David Trezeguet, Olivier Giroud was part of the starting lineup alongside Antoine Griezmann in the attack, at the expense of Ousmane Dembélé. In the middle, Didier Deschamps had chosen to call Blaise Matuidi (68 selections) to bring his experience to a group that has failed in the first match.
Only one France-Peru in the history of football.
For the blues, it would be better not to look at the statistics on confrontations with Peru. In fact, there had only been one in the history of football: a friendly match in April 1982 at the Parc des Princes, which ended in a surprise defeat for Michel Platini’s team.