The French national team are still on course to replicate what they did 20 years ago; winning the World Cup on their home soil.

Coach Didier Deschamps’ side on Thursday sealed their berth in the knockout phase with a lone goal win over hard fighting Peru.

Kylian Mbappe; one of the youngest lads at the Russia 2018 World Cup scored the solitary goal that now guarantees France a place among the teams that would feature in the Round of 16.

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That said, Les Bleus failed to live up to their status as one of the tournament favourites even though they are now two wins from two games.

Denmark's 1-1 draw with Australia earlier on Thursday means that Peru cannot overhaul them in the Group C table and sets up a showdown between France and the Scandinavians to see who tops the group.

For Australia and Peru, they have been separated from the big boys.

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