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World Cup - Group C - Peru vs Denmark

Denmark must improve to overcome dogged Aussies

Denmark’s talisman Christian Eriksen knows his side must rediscover the attacking dynamism of their qualifying campaign if they are to follow up on their opening victory over Peru with a win against Australia in Samara on Thursday.

World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia

World Cup's youngest Arzani has great expectations

The youngest player at the World Cup, Daniel Arzani, grew up playing street football in Iran but lined up in the gold shirt of Australia to belt out the national anthem before the Socceroos' opener against France.

World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia

France looking for answers after narrow Australia escape

A stodgy first performance against a gutsy Australia was enough to take France top of their group at the World Cup, but Didier Deschamps' side showed little to give tournament heavyweights like Brazil anything to worry about.

World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia

Technology helps France to 2-1 win over Australia

France needed the help of the first World Cup penalty awarded after a video review and a deflected Paul Pogba goal to get their World Cup campaign underway with a scrappy 2-1 win over Australia on Saturday.

World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia

Special Pogba eclipses France's attacking trio

With all the talk about the front three, it was the influential Paul Pogba who came to the rescue as France claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win against Australia in their World Cup opener on Saturday.