2018 FIFA World Cup Group C

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2018 postage stamp from Russia depicting Group C of the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage.

Group C of the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place from 16 to 26 June 2018. [1] The group consisted of France, Australia, Peru and Denmark. The top two teams, France and Denmark, advanced to the round of 16. [2]

2018 FIFA World Cup 21st FIFA World Cup, held in Russia in 2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup was the 21st FIFA World Cup, an international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA once every four years. It took place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. It was the first World Cup to be held in Eastern Europe, and the 11th time that it had been held in Europe. At an estimated cost of over $14.2 billion, it was the most expensive World Cup. It was also the first World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

France national football team mens national association football team representing France

The France national football team represents France in international football and is controlled by the French Football Federation, also known as FFF, or in French: Fédération française de football. The team's colours are blue, white and red, and the coq gaulois its symbol. France are colloquially known as Les Bleus. The French side are the reigning World Cup holders, having won the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 15 July 2018.

Australia national soccer team sports team that represents Australia

The Australia national soccer team represents Australia in international men's soccer. Officially nicknamed the Socceroos, the team is controlled by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006.

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Teams

Draw positionTeamPotConfederationMethod of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2017 [nb 1] June 2018
C1Flag of France.svg  France 1 UEFA UEFA Group A winners10 October 201715th 2014 (quarter-finals)Winners (1998)77
C2Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 4 AFC CONCACAF v AFC play-off winners15 November 20175th 2014 (group stage)Round of 16 (2006)4336
C3Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 2 CONMEBOL OFC v CONMEBOL play-off winners15 November 20175th 1982 (first group stage)Quarter-finals (1970), Second round (1978)1011
C4Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 3 UEFA UEFA Second Round winners14 November 20175th 2010 (group stage)Quarter-finals (1998)1912
Notes
  1. The rankings of October 2017 were used for seeding for the final draw.

Standings

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of France.svg  France 321031+27Advance to knockout stage
2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 312021+15
3Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 31022203
4Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 30122531
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16:

2018 FIFA World Cup Group D

Group D of the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place from 16 to 26 June 2018. The group consists of Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, and Nigeria. The top two teams, Croatia and Argentina, advanced to the round of 16.

Argentina national football team Mens national association football team representing Argentina

The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in football and is controlled by the Argentine Football Association (AFA), the governing body for football in Argentina. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires.

Denmark national football team mens national association football team representing Denmark

The Denmark national football team represents Denmark in association football and is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU), the governing body for the football clubs which are organized under DBU. Denmark's home ground is Parken Stadium in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen, and their head coach is Åge Hareide.

Matches

All times listed are local time. [1]

France vs Australia

The two teams had met in four previous matches, most recently in a 2013 friendly, a 6–0 France victory. [3]

After a disjointed first half, the game sparked into life shortly after the interval as referee Andrés Cunha initially disallowed a French penalty, but after a call from the VAR, changed his decision and awarded the penalty to France, deciding that Josh Risdon had clipped Antoine Griezmann just inside the area. Griezmann would convert the penalty, which was the first World Cup penalty awarded by VAR. The opener was soon cancelled out just four minutes later by another penalty, Australian midfielder and captain, Mile Jedinak, slotting home after Samuel Umtiti handled the ball in the box, [4] and they looked on course to hold one of the pre-tournament favourites until Paul Pogba's lobbed effort confirmed by goal line technology deflected off Australia full-back Aziz Behich and the crossbar to fall inches over the goal-line. [4] [5]

Andrés Cunha Uruguayan football referee

Andrés Ismael Cunha Soca is an international football referee from Montevideo, Uruguay. He has been a FIFA-listed referee since 2013 and has refereed a number of major matches in Copa Libertadores and Copa América. Cunha has also refereed matches in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Korea Republic. During international matches, his assistant referees are Nicolás Taran and Mauricio Espinosa. At the domestic level, Cunha regularly referees matches in the Uruguayan Primera División.

Video assistant referee in association football, match official that reviews decisions made by the head referee with the use of video footage

The video assistant referee (VAR) is a football assistant referee who reviews decisions made by the head referee with the use of video footage and a headset for communication. In 2018, VARs were written into the Laws of the Game by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) following trials in a number of major competitions.

Josh Risdon Australian soccer player

Joshua Robert Risdon is an Australian professional football (soccer) player who currently plays as a right back for Western Sydney Wanderers. He has signed with A-League expansion club Western United for the 2019-20 season.

The two penalties scored in the game between France and Australia were only four minutes, seven seconds apart - the shortest period of time between two penalties being scored by different sides in a World Cup match. Daniel Arzani has become the youngest player to ever make a World Cup appearance for Australia (19y 163d). At 19 years and 178 days old, Kylian Mbappé became the youngest player ever to feature for France at a World Cup. In doing so he broke the record set by Bruno Bellone, who played for France at Spain 1982 aged 20 years and 118 days. [4] [6]

Daniel Arzani Australian professional soccer player

Daniel Arzani is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder and winger for Celtic, on loan from Manchester City, and the Australian national team.

Kylian Mbappé French association football player

Kylian Mbappé Lottin is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. He is considered the world's most expensive player from a transfer value perspective by the CIES.

Bruno Bellone is a former French international footballer who played as a winger, and who earned 34 caps and scored two goals for France from 1981 to 1988. One of the goals was in the final of the 1984 European Championships, where France defeated Spain 2–0 to win the title. He was also in France's 1982 and 1986 World Cup squads.

France  Flag of France.svg2–1Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
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Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 41,279 [7]
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)

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France [8]
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Australia [8]
GK1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB2 Benjamin Pavard
CB4 Raphaël Varane
CB5 Samuel Umtiti
LB21 Lucas Hernandez
CM12 Corentin Tolisso Yellow card.svg 76'Sub off.svg 78'
CM13 N'Golo Kanté
CM6 Paul Pogba
RF11 Ousmane Dembélé Sub off.svg 70'
CF10 Kylian Mbappé
LF7 Antoine Griezmann Sub off.svg 70'
Substitutions:
FW9 Olivier Giroud Sub on.svg 70'
FW18 Nabil Fekir Sub on.svg 70'
MF14 Blaise Matuidi Sub on.svg 78'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
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GK1 Mathew Ryan
RB19 Josh Risdon Yellow card.svg 57'
CB5 Mark Milligan
CB20 Trent Sainsbury
LB16 Aziz Behich Yellow card.svg 87'
CM15 Mile Jedinak (c)
CM13 Aaron Mooy
RW7 Mathew Leckie Yellow card.svg 13'
AM23 Tom Rogic Sub off.svg 72'
LW10 Robbie Kruse Sub off.svg 84'
CF11 Andrew Nabbout Sub off.svg 64'
Substitutions:
FW9 Tomi Juric Sub on.svg 64'
MF22 Jackson Irvine Sub on.svg 72'
FW17 Daniel Arzani Sub on.svg 84'
Manager:
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bert van Marwijk

Man of the Match:
Antoine Griezmann (France) [9]

Assistant referees: [8]
Nicolás Tarán (Uruguay)
Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)
Fourth official:
Julio Bascuñán (Chile)
Reserve assistant referee:
Christian Schiemann (Chile)
Video assistant referee:
Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Tiago Martins (Portugal)
Hernán Maidana (Argentina)
Jair Marrufo (United States)

Assistant referee (association football) official in association football

In association football, an assistant referee is an official empowered with assisting the referee in enforcing the Laws of the Game during a match. Although assistants are not required under the Laws, at most organised levels of football the match officiating crew consists of the referee and at least two assistant referees. The responsibilities of the various assistant referees are listed in Law 6, "The Other Match Officials". In the current Laws the term "assistant referee" technically refers only to the two officials who generally patrol the touchlines, with the wider range of assistants to the referee given other titles.

The Uruguayan Football Association is the governing body of football in Uruguay. It was founded in 1900, as The Uruguayan Association Football League, and affiliated to FIFA in 1923. It is a founding member of CONMEBOL and is in charge of the Uruguay national football team and the Campeonato Uruguayo de Fútbol, including the Uruguayan Primera División.

Mauricio Espinosa Rodríguez is an Uruguayan football referee who participated in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He gained publicity during the Round of 16 match between Germany and England, when he ruled that England midfielder Frank Lampard's strike did not cross the goal line, although television coverage clearly indicated the opposite.

Peru vs Denmark

The two teams had never met before in a FIFA-sanctioned match, [10] but both teams previously faced each other in an exhibition match at the 1997 U.S. Cup (a 2–1 Denmark victory). [11]

Yoshimar Yotún lashed the ball into Kasper Schmeichel's midriff from 25 yards as Peru began the game and Edison Flores lifted a shot over the crossbar from just outside the box. André Carrillo surged towards the Denmark box in the 13th minute and cut inside to curl a low drive towards the bottom-left corner, only for Schmeichel to pull off a diving save. Denmark began to dominate possession but it was not until the 27th minute that they attempted a shot on goal, Thomas Delaney launching the ball over. Denmark midfielder William Kvist was taken off on a stretcher after a sustaining a blow to the ribs in a challenge with Jefferson Farfán, and then Christian Cueva was brought down in the penalty area by Yussuf Poulsen. The referee pointed to the spot upon reviewing video footage and Cueva blazed over, much to the dismay of Peru's sizable travelling support. [12] Adopting a more adventurous approach after the restart, Denmark were rewarded when Christian Eriksen's precise through-ball allowed Poulsen to open the scoring with a low left foot shot. [13] Peru were denied an immediate equaliser when Denmark goalkeeper Schmeichel produced a one-handed save to deny Flores. Substitute Paolo Guerrero, who was only able to play after a Swiss tribunal lifted a 14-month drugs ban, backheeled a chance wide as Denmark held on. [14]

Denmark have won three of their four World Cup matches against South American opponents, with the only exception being a 3–2 defeat against Brazil in the 1998 quarter-final. [14]

Peru  Flag of Peru (state).svg0–1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
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Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance: 40,502 [15]
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

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Peru [16]
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Denmark [16]
GK1 Pedro Gallese
RB17 Luis Advíncula
CB2 Alberto Rodríguez (c)
CB15 Christian Ramos
LB6 Miguel Trauco
CM13 Renato Tapia Yellow card.svg 38'Sub off.svg 87'
CM19 Yoshimar Yotún
RW18 André Carrillo
AM8 Christian Cueva
LW20 Edison Flores Sub off.svg 62'
CF10 Jefferson Farfán Sub off.svg 85'
Substitutions:
FW9 Paolo Guerrero Sub on.svg 62'
FW11 Raúl Ruidíaz Sub on.svg 85'
MF23 Pedro Aquino Sub on.svg 87'
Manager:
Flag of Argentina.svg Ricardo Gareca
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GK1 Kasper Schmeichel
RB14 Henrik Dalsgaard
CB4 Simon Kjær (c)
CB6 Andreas Christensen Sub off.svg 81'
LB17 Jens Stryger Larsen
CM7 William Kvist Sub off.svg 35'
CM10 Christian Eriksen
CM8 Thomas Delaney Yellow card.svg 86'
RF20 Yussuf Poulsen Yellow card.svg 90+3'
CF9 Nicolai Jørgensen
LF23 Pione Sisto Sub off.svg 67'
Substitutions:
MF19 Lasse Schöne Sub on.svg 35'
FW11 Martin Braithwaite Sub on.svg 67'
DF13 Mathias Jørgensen Sub on.svg 81'
Manager:
Flag of Norway.svg Åge Hareide

Man of the Match:
Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark) [17]

Assistant referees: [16]
Jean Claude Birumushahu (Burundi)
Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria)
Fourth official:
Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria)
Reserve assistant referee:
Anouar Hmila (Tunisia)
Video assistant referee:
Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Denmark vs Australia

The two teams had met in three previous matches, most recently in a friendly in 2012, with Denmark prevailing 2–0. [10]

Thomas Delaney headed wide from Pione Sisto's cross after just two minutes against Australia. At the other end, Mathew Leckie rose above the Danish defence to head a corner over the bar but Denmark countered and Nicolai Jørgensen's lay-off afforded Christian Eriksen the chance to hit a half-volley past Mathew Ryan and into the top left corner of the net. Sisto shot a 20-yard drive and Jørgensen flashed a close-range header just wide. In the 35th minute, referee consulted VAR and decided that Yussuf Poulsen used his arm to block Leckie's headed shot and awarded the penalty, which Mile Jedinak shot into the bottom right corner of the net. Poulsen had a penalty claim of his own waved away early in the second half after he tumbled to the ground on his way into the Australia box. Kasper Schmeichel failed to collect a looping long ball before Leckie flashed the ball across the face of goal. Daniel Arzani teed up Aaron Mooy for a shot that flew just over the top right corner of Schmeichel's goal from outside the box. Andrew Nabbout left the field with a dislocated shoulder and was replaced by Tomi Juric. [18]

After Ghana, Australia are the second team in World Cup history to score three consecutive goals from the penalty spot. [19] Poulsen is the first player to concede two penalties in a single World Cup since Milan Dudić for Serbia in 2006. Mark Milligan completed 85 passes in this match - a record for an Australian player in a single game at a World Cup tournament. [20] As Poulsen had a yellow card in the previous match, he did not play for Denmark in the next match.

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg1–1Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
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Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 40,727 [21]
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

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Denmark [22]
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Australia [22]
GK1 Kasper Schmeichel
RB14 Henrik Dalsgaard
CB4 Simon Kjær (c)
CB6 Andreas Christensen
LB17 Jens Stryger Larsen
CM8 Thomas Delaney
CM19 Lasse Schöne
CM10 Christian Eriksen
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CF9 Nicolai Jørgensen Sub off.svg 68'
LF23 Pione Sisto Yellow card.svg 84'
Substitutions:
FW11 Martin Braithwaite Sub on.svg 59'
FW21 Andreas Cornelius Sub on.svg 68'
Manager:
Flag of Norway.svg Åge Hareide
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GK1 Mathew Ryan
RB19 Josh Risdon
CB20 Trent Sainsbury
CB5 Mark Milligan
LB16 Aziz Behich
CM15 Mile Jedinak (c)
CM13 Aaron Mooy
RW7 Mathew Leckie
AM23 Tom Rogic Sub off.svg 82'
LW10 Robbie Kruse Sub off.svg 68'
CF11 Andrew Nabbout Sub off.svg 75'
Substitutions:
FW17 Daniel Arzani Sub on.svg 68'
FW9 Tomi Juric Sub on.svg 75'
MF22 Jackson Irvine Sub on.svg 82'
Manager:
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bert van Marwijk

Man of the Match:
Christian Eriksen (Denmark) [23]

Assistant referees: [22]
Pau Cebrián Devís (Spain)
Roberto Díaz Pérez (Spain)
Fourth official:
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Juan Carlos Mora (Costa Rica)
Video assistant referee:
Mark Geiger (United States)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Jair Marrufo (United States)
Joe Fletcher (Canada)
Paolo Valeri (Italy)

France vs Peru

The two teams had met only once, a friendly game in 1982, won by Peru 1–0. [24]

Yoshimar Yotún's shot from the halfway line drifted wide. Raphaël Varane missed with a header before Pedro Gallese saved with his legs to deny Antoine Griezmann after Olivier Giroud found him with a headed pass. Paolo Guerrero shot straight at Hugo Lloris on the turn after Christian Cueva found him in the box. Paul Pogba slid Giroud into the area and when his shot looped over Gallese via a deflection off Christian Ramos, Kylian Mbappé tapped into the empty net from inside the six-yard box. Pedro Aquino clipped the outside of the post with a drive from 25 yards. André Carrillo fired over the crossbar and Jefferson Farfán hit the side-netting. Guerrero missed a late free-kick, and France secured their place in the knockout stages, while Peru were knocked out. [25]

Mbappe became France's youngest ever goalscorer at the World Cup, aged 19 years and 183 days. [26] Mbappe became the first player born after France's 1998 World Cup triumph to score a goal at the finals. Peru are just the second South American side to fail to qualify for the World Cup knockout stages in the last three tournaments - the other being Ecuador in 2014. [27]

France  Flag of France.svg1–0Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru
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France [29]
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Peru [29]
GK1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB2 Benjamin Pavard
CB4 Raphaël Varane
CB5 Samuel Umtiti
LB21 Lucas Hernandez
CM6 Paul Pogba Yellow card.svg 86'Sub off.svg 89'
CM13 N'Golo Kanté
RW10 Kylian Mbappé Sub off.svg 75'
AM7 Antoine Griezmann Sub off.svg 80'
LW14 Blaise Matuidi Yellow card.svg 16'
CF9 Olivier Giroud
Substitutions:
FW11 Ousmane Dembélé Sub on.svg 75'
FW18 Nabil Fekir Sub on.svg 80'
MF15 Steven Nzonzi Sub on.svg 89'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
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GK1 Pedro Gallese
RB17 Luis Advíncula
CB15 Christian Ramos
CB2 Alberto Rodríguez Sub off.svg 46'
LB6 Miguel Trauco
CM23 Pedro Aquino Yellow card.svg 81'
CM19 Yoshimar Yotún Sub off.svg 46'
RW18 André Carrillo
AM8 Christian Cueva Sub off.svg 82'
LW20 Edison Flores
CF9 Paolo Guerrero (c)Yellow card.svg 23'
Substitutions:
FW10 Jefferson Farfán Sub on.svg 46'
DF4 Anderson Santamaría Sub on.svg 46'
FW11 Raúl Ruidíaz Sub on.svg 82'
Manager:
Flag of Argentina.svg Ricardo Gareca

Man of the Match:
Kylian Mbappé (France) [30]

Assistant referees: [29]
Mohamed Al Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Hasan Al Mahri (United Arab Emirates)
Fourth official:
Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Reserve assistant referee:
Jerson Dos Santos (Angola)
Video assistant referee:
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
Taleb Al Maari (Qatar)
Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

Denmark vs France

The two teams had faced each other in 15 matches, including two World Cup group stage matches, in 1998, won by France 2–1, and in 2002, won by Denmark 2–0. [3]

Olivier Giroud and Raphaël Varane sent early efforts off target. In the 38th minute a strike from Antoine Griezmann was straight at Kasper Schmeichel. Steve Mandanda spilled a long-range Christian Eriksen free-kick before recovering to claim the loose ball ahead of lurking striker Andreas Cornelius. Eriksen shot wide in the 59th minute, although France substitute Nabil Fekir shot at the side-netting with a drive shortly after his introduction for Griezmann. Fekir forced a stop from Schmeichel in the 82nd minute, while Giroud had a late penalty appeal rejected by the referee. [31] [32]

This was the only goalless draw of the 2018 World Cup; there were 36 matches played prior to this one, beating the previous record number of matches without a goalless draw to start a World Cup finals, set in 1954, when all 26 matches saw at least one goal. [33] [34]

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–0Flag of France.svg  France
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Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011 [35]
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

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France [36]
GK1 Kasper Schmeichel
RB14 Henrik Dalsgaard
CB4 Simon Kjær (c)
CB6 Andreas Christensen
LB17 Jens Stryger Larsen
CM8 Thomas Delaney Sub off.svg 90+2'
CM13 Mathias Jørgensen Yellow card.svg 45+3'
CM10 Christian Eriksen
RF23 Pione Sisto Sub off.svg 60'
CF21 Andreas Cornelius Sub off.svg 75'
LF11 Martin Braithwaite
Substitutions:
FW15 Viktor Fischer Sub on.svg 60'
FW12 Kasper Dolberg Sub on.svg 75'
MF18 Lukas Lerager Sub on.svg 90+2'
Manager:
Flag of Norway.svg Åge Hareide
DEN-FRA 2018-06-26.svg
GK16 Steve Mandanda
RB19 Djibril Sidibé
CB4 Raphaël Varane (c)
CB3 Presnel Kimpembe
LB21 Lucas Hernandez Sub off.svg 50'
CM13 N'Golo Kanté
CM15 Steven Nzonzi
RW11 Ousmane Dembélé Sub off.svg 78'
AM7 Antoine Griezmann Sub off.svg 68'
LW8 Thomas Lemar
CF9 Olivier Giroud
Substitutions:
DF22 Benjamin Mendy Sub on.svg 50'
FW18 Nabil Fekir Sub on.svg 68'
FW10 Kylian Mbappé Sub on.svg 78'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps

Man of the Match:
N'Golo Kanté (France) [37]

Assistant referees: [36]
Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil)
Fourth official:
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Reserve assistant referee:
Mauro Tonolini (Italy)
Video assistant referee:
Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
Carlos Astroza (Chile)
Tiago Martins (Portugal)

Australia vs Peru

The two teams had never met before. [10]

Mile Jedinak was booked for a high boot on Christian Cueva after nine minutes of the first half. At the 18th minute, Paolo Guerrero broke into the penalty area, cut back onto his right foot and swung a deep cross for André Carrillo to lash a volley through Jedinak's legs and into the bottom right corner of the net. Tom Rogic beat three defenders on a run into the penalty area after 26 minutes and saw his shot saved by Pedro Gallese, before Mathew Leckie was denied by an Anderson Santamaría tackle as he slid in on goal. Five minutes into the second half, Guerrero hooked the ball into the far corner of the net beyond Mathew Ryan's left hand. Jedinak's far-post header was saved by Gallese and Trent Sainsbury shot wide from close range, while substitute Tim Cahill had a volley blocked inside the penalty area. Edison Flores crashed a low drive onto the post from the edge of the box in the closing minutes, but the offside flag was raised. [38]

Carrillo became the first Peru player to score at a World Cup in 36 years. He ended a barren run of 205 minutes since Guillermo La Rosa struck in a 5–1 loss to Poland during Spain 1982. [39] Peru won their first match at the World Cup since a 4–1 win over Iran in 1978. Guerrero - aged 34 years and 176 days - became the third oldest South American scorer at the World Cup, behind only Argentina's Martín Palermo (36 years, 227 days) and Obdulio Varela of Uruguay (36 years 279 days). Cahill became the first Australian to appear at four different World Cup finals. [40] For Australia, they had not won any World Cup matches since their last major victory in 2010 FIFA World Cup, beating Serbia 2–1; and also Australia had not defeated any South American team in the FIFA World Cup, having been beaten by Brazil 0–2 in 2006, drew 0–0 and lost 1–3 to Chile in 1974 and 2014.

Australia  Flag of Australia.svg0–2Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru
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Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 44,073 [41]
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)

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Peru [42]
GK1 Mathew Ryan
RB19 Josh Risdon
CB20 Trent Sainsbury
CB5 Mark Milligan Yellow card.svg 88'
LB16 Aziz Behich
CM15 Mile Jedinak (c)Yellow card.svg 10'
CM13 Aaron Mooy
RW7 Mathew Leckie
AM23 Tom Rogic Yellow card.svg 66'Sub off.svg 72'
LW10 Robbie Kruse Sub off.svg 58'
CF9 Tomi Juric Sub off.svg 53'
Substitutions:
FW4 Tim Cahill Sub on.svg 53'
MF17 Daniel Arzani Yellow card.svg 60'Sub on.svg 58'
MF22 Jackson Irvine Sub on.svg 72'
Manager:
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bert van Marwijk
AUS-PER 2018-06-26.svg
GK1 Pedro Gallese
RB17 Luis Advíncula
CB15 Christian Ramos
CB4 Anderson Santamaría
LB6 Miguel Trauco
CM13 Renato Tapia Sub off.svg 63'
CM19 Yoshimar Yotún Yellow card.svg 45'Sub off.svg 46'
RW18 André Carrillo Sub off.svg 79'
AM8 Christian Cueva
LW20 Edison Flores
CF9 Paolo Guerrero (c)
Substitutions:
MF23 Pedro Aquino Sub on.svg 46'
MF7 Paolo Hurtado Yellow card.svg 79'Sub on.svg 63'
MF16 Wilder Cartagena Sub on.svg 79'
Manager:
Flag of Argentina.svg Ricardo Gareca

Man of the Match:
André Carrillo (Peru) [43]

Assistant referees: [42]
Anton Averianov (Russia)
Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
Fourth official:
Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Reserve assistant referee:
Toru Sagara (Japan)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Jair Marrufo (United States)
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Bastian Dankert (Germany)

Discipline

Fair play points would have been used as tiebreakers if the overall and head-to-head records of teams had been tied. These were calculated based on yellow and red cards received in all group matches as follows: [2]

Only one of the above deductions would be applied to a player in a single match.

TeamMatch 1Match 2Match 3Points
Yellow card.svgYellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svgRed card.svgYellow card.svg Red card.svgYellow card.svgYellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svgRed card.svgYellow card.svg Red card.svgYellow card.svgYellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svgRed card.svgYellow card.svg Red card.svg
Flag of France.svg  France 12−3
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 221−5
Flag of Peru (state).svg  Peru 122−5
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 34−7

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