World Cup: Mbappe Sends France Forward as Peru's Hopes End

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - France needed a lone first-half strike from teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe to edge past Peru and end the South American’s hopes of reaching Russia 2018's Round of 16.

World Cup: Mbappe Sends France Forward as Peru's Hopes End

France’s all-star side were made to work overtime before subduing a brave Peru in front of a buoyant South American-flavoured crowd.

La Blanquirroja enjoyed good periods throughout the match and were outplayed only in the final quarter-hour of the first half.

It was at that point that Mbappe broke the deadlock with a close-range tap-in. It proved enough for France to maintain their lead at the top of Group C and shore up a ticket to the last-16, Fifa.com reported.

Peru can consider themselves unlucky with Paolo Guerrero denied and Pedro Aquino hitting the post. Peru’s campaign is now over after successive 1-0 defeats.

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