FIFA World Cup 2018: France makes sure of a place in round of 16

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FIFA World Cup 2018: France makes sure of a place in round of 16
FIFA World Cup 2018: France makes sure of a place in round of 16

Peru made unceremonious exit from the FIFA World Cup 2018. Going down to France by a solitary first half goal, Peru lost its second successive game to end pointless thus losing all hopes of making the last 16 round.

For France, it was Mbappe, their youngest player since 1998, who saw them through to the pre-quarterfinals with a brilliant goal in the 34th minute. It was Mbappe’s first World Cup goal.
FIFA World Cup 2018: France makes sure of a place in round of 16


Peru, after losing 0-1 to Denmark in the first match, put up a splendid fight. But the gallant fight of the South Americans was not enough to get them their first point in the current edition.

In the first game it was 2-1 win against Australia that included a self goal or an own goal besides a goal by Griezemann. Initially the goal was credited to the name of French player Pgoba. But later it was officially changed than “own goal”, the highest individual scorer of the current tournament with five goals followed by four goals by Ronaldo(Portugal) and three by Diego Costa of Spain.
FIFA World Cup 2018: France makes sure of a place in round of 16
Incidentally Peru had brought in maximum number of soccer fans to Russia. But 40,000-odd fans had little to cheer about as the South Americans fought gallantly in both the games but were unlucky to lose both by an identical margin of 1-0.

With two defeats and a game against Australia in hand, Peru will play its last game only for an academic interest.