France vs Peru 1-0 Highlights 21 June 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018
Rarely can a guest have brought so much to a party and yet left so early. France are safely into the last 16 of the World Cup but the most salient and sad fact feels like the confirmation that Peru, and a vast group of fans who have charmed Russia over this past week, can already start planning their long journey home.
Having already been beaten by Denmark after playing some good technical football without any real cutting edge, Peru were defeated here by an improving French team after playing, yes, some good technical football without any real cutting edge.
They rarely ever seriously threatened to stop France once Kylian Mbappe, at the age of just 19, had become his country’s youngest ever player to score at a major international tournament finals. David Trezeguet set the previous record at the 1998 World Cup, which France went on to win, and was in Ekaterinburg to watch this game. An omen perhaps?
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