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Penalty! Christian Cueva is fouled by Yussuf Yurary Poulsen in the box to give Peru chance to take the lead

World Cup day three – Peru v Denmark In the lead Yussuf Yurary Poulsen celebrate his goal which put Denmark ahead

Denmark's players conceded they had been lucky to topple Peru in the first game but now know a win against Australia will nearly certainly guarantee them entry into the second round of the World Cup for the first time since 2002.

Manchester United star Pogba was heavily criticised by the French media and fans in the lead up to their opening World Cup fixture.

The next time that France will be taking to the pitch in the Group Stages of this year's World Cup soccer tournament will be on Thursday June 21, and it is that day that the France v Peru match will be kicking off.

"You don't say anything for certain, you never take any position for granted, I don't think you can".

"The team had tremendous guts, we just couldn't get ourselves over the line", said defender Trent Sainsbury.

"The France game was a good defensive display, even going forward we played some nice football but I think the biggest thing for us is we know we can do better", he explained.

"I actually haven't played that many games with Millsy", the Switzerland-based 26-year-old added.

"We need to win", he said. "It's a good solid team, we've been together a long time and it's easy to play well when you've been together a long time".

A win for the Danes would book Age Hareide's team a place in the last 16 and Sainsbury knows he and his teammates can not afford to focus on just one or two players.

"They have excellent players up front, they have some very fast players", he said, singling out Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfan.

"They've got a great team of players, not just an individual player".

France boss Didier Deschamps also confirmed that Griezmann would be available for the match against Peru as his team seek a sharper attacking edge. Another defeat for Peru, who will again be sporting their distinctive red sash shirts, could spell the end of their hopes of reaching the knockout rounds, in their first World Cup since 1982.

"I was happy with my own performance, unhappy with the final result".

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