France 1-0 Peru: 5 things we learned as France reach the knockouts


It was more "déjà vu" than "va va voom" from France as Les Bleus stumbled to another three points at this year's World Cup.

A lively first half showed France utilise the inclusion of Olivier Giroud, with the Chelsea striker enabling Killian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann to show their pace running off the target-forward. 

Mbappe broke the deadlock in the 34th-minute, allowing France to canter to all three points in a lackluster second half.

Peru showed signs of getting back into the game, but, with no end product, the South American's drew a blank once again after showing positive tactics. 

What did we learn from this fairly predictable outcome?

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