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France's dominance paid off in the 34th minute as Giroud's shot deflected into the path of Mbappe, who made no mistake from point-blank range.

But it was Peru who had the upper hand after the break.

"They have excellent players up front, they have some very fast players", he said, singling out Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfan.

But on the pitch, as tenacious and hungry as Ricardo Gareca's team have been, Peru are simply not equipped to win against superior sides at this level.

France's forward Kylian Mbappe (right) celebrates scoring the opening goal with his teammate forward Antoine Griezmann (left) during their Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C match against Peru at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg on June 21, 2018.

France: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Lucas, Pogba, Kante, Mbappe-Lottin, Griezmann, Matuidi, Giroud.

France's defender Raphael Varane (left) and Peru's forward Paolo Guerrero tussle for an aerial ball during their Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C match at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Ekaterinburg on June 21, 2018.

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The Real Madrid star scored the only goal as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in their second World Cup game on Wednesday, putting his country in a strong position to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.

But France's early intensity started to fade and Peru should have taken advantage, yet Guerrero shot straight at Lloris on the turn after Christian Cueva found him in the box.

66' Advincula strikes now, from the near corner of the 18 yard box.

French striker Antoine Griezmann has been passed fit for Thursday's World Cup Group C match with Peru as coach Didier Deschamps seeks to give his side a sharper attacking edge.

Les Bleus defender Raphael Varane said: "Some things were not done that well [in the first match]". Just taps it in the open goal.

It was a lone goal from Kylian Mbappe that was the difference.

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