FIFA World Cup: France enter last 16, Peru exit

Updated On Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

France defeated Peru 1-0 in a crucial Group C game of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg on Thursday. With the win, the 1998 champions enterered the Round of 16 but Peru will return home after the first round. Kylian Mbappe's goal in the 34th minute proved to be the difference between the two teams. Earlier, Denmark drew 1-1 against Australia and both teams remain alive in the showpiece event.

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France's Kylian Mbappe scored their winning goal against Peru in a Group C game of the FIFA World Cup at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Thursday. (Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

France's Kylian Mbappe scored their winning goal against Peru in a Group C game of the FIFA World Cup at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Thursday. (Reuters)

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Peru exited the FIFA World Cup after losing their second successive game in Russia. (Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

Peru exited the FIFA World Cup after losing their second successive game in Russia. (Reuters)

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France coach Didier Deschamps was elated after his team became the third side after Russia and Uruguay to advance to the Round of 16. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

France coach Didier Deschamps was elated after his team became the third side after Russia and Uruguay to advance to the Round of 16. (REUTERS)

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Peru tried hard but lost by the same margin of 0-1, suffered against Denmark, to France on Thursday evening. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

Peru tried hard but lost by the same margin of 0-1, suffered against Denmark, to France on Thursday evening. (REUTERS)

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France goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris was playing in his 100th international cap. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

France goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris was playing in his 100th international cap. (AP)

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France's Paul Pogba comforts Peru's Luis Advincula at the end of the Group C match. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

France's Paul Pogba comforts Peru's Luis Advincula at the end of the Group C match. (AP)

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French team players celebrate their entry into the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

French team players celebrate their entry into the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup. (REUTERS)

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In an earlier Group C match, Denmark were held to a 1-1 draw against Australia at the Samara Arena. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

In an earlier Group C match, Denmark were held to a 1-1 draw against Australia at the Samara Arena. (REUTERS)

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Christian Eriksen scored a goal for Denmark against Australia. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

Christian Eriksen scored a goal for Denmark against Australia. (REUTERS)

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But Australia evened it out when Mile Jedinak put the ball into the back of the net. (REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

But Australia evened it out when Mile Jedinak put the ball into the back of the net. (REUTERS)

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Both team tried hard to find a winner but failed to do so. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

Both team tried hard to find a winner but failed to do so. (AP)

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With France through and Peru eliminated, both Denmark and Australia have a chance to enter the Round of 16. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 12:53 AM IST

With France through and Peru eliminated, both Denmark and Australia have a chance to enter the Round of 16. (AP)

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