Full-time: France 1-0 Peru France are into their last 16 with a game to spare thanks to Mbappe’s first-half goal. Peru are out. Like Morocco, the South American were brilliant in attack until they got to the opposing box. Their play was entertaining and their fans were beautiful but all they can do now in this tournament is kill off Australia’s hopes of pipping Denmark to the next round.
France, meanwhile, do not exactly march on: their progress is more of a Fartlek affair, spells of intense brilliance blended with slow meandering.
VAR solves a case of mistaken identity. After Aquino brings Fekir down by grabbing his neck, the ref shows the yellow card to Edison Flores. The TV officials duly inform the ref of the mixup and Flores’ card is rescinded.
Farfan and Umtiti challenge for an aerial ball and the collision has the French defender writhing in pain on the ground. He is off the pitch for the time being for some treatment.
Aquino hits the post with a thunderbolt of a shot. Farfan tees up the midfielder who lets it fly. No chance for Lloris to reach that as he watches it clip the top of the post and go out for a goal kick.
Guerrero gets a shot on target with a direct freekick but its straight at Lloris who gathers it cleanly.