FIFA World Cup 2018

France vs Peru

The next match in Group-C is scheduled to be a riveting encounter between France and Peru. France started their World Cup campaign with a win against the kangaroos with a 2-1 margin in Kazan last week, whereas, unexpectedly Peru did not had a great opening game against Denmark where they went down by a goal to nil.

When: June 21th, 08:30 PM IST

Where: Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg

This will be the second game of this year’s edition at this venue, and the first game was between Uruguay and Egypt which was won comprehensively by Uruguay. France will be going into this game with their nose ahead as they look in good nick and will plunder upon their opponents who are still looking for their first win in this edition of World Cup.

They did fail to shine against Australia, but a win eventually would had helped their cause. Peru on the other hand, have been winless in their last seven World Cup games, as they have lost 5 and drawn level on 2 occasions. They congregate 17 shots in their opening game but none of those shots were able to break the shackles for them which meant they couldn’t avert a 0-1 loss.

There is some good news coming for France in the form of Olivier Gitoud and Blaise Matuidi who are going to feature in the starting XI in the game against Peru as France coach Didier Deschamps confirmed the new on the eve of their second game. The pair is expected to replace Ousmane Dembele and Corentin Tolisso who were poor against Australia and are expected to warm the bench in this encounter.

There are some indications that Didier Deschamps is expected to change the formation from a 4-3-3 to 4-4-2 which means star striker Antonie Greizmann will be paired up front.

Talking about the previous encounters between the two sides, these two teams have collided only once in an International friendly in 1982 in Paris where the South American team Peru got the better off France by 1-0.

Recent form, France: WWWDW

                          Peru: WWWDL

Where to watch France vs Peru?

You can watch the telecast of France vs Peru on Sony Sports Network/HD and web platform is Sonyliv.com.