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Team News: Olivier Giroud starts for France against Peru

Team News: Giroud starts for France against Peru
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Chelsea's Olivier Giroud leads the France attack in their World Cup clash with Peru.

France have made two changes from the side which defeated Australia 2-1 in their World Cup opener for today's Group C clash with Peru.

Chelsea's Olivier Giroud leads the attack, with support from Blaise Matuidi of Juventus.

The attacking duo replace Ousmane Dembele and Corentin Tolisso in Les Bleus' starting XI, but manager Didier Deschamps has named an otherwise-unchanged lineup.

Antoine Griezmann keeps his place in the France attack, despite taking a knock in their opening match, while Hugo Lloris earns his international 100th cap to become the first French goalkeeper to reach the milestone.

Peru, meanwhile, have recalled their record goalscorer Paolo Guerrero after naming him as a substitute in their opener against Denmark, which they lost 1-0.

The striker replaces Christian Cueva in the starting XI and is one of two changes for the South Americans, who have also drafted in Pedro Aquino to their midfield in place of Renato Tapia.

France: Lloris; Hernandez, Umtiti, Varane, Pavard; Kante, Pogba; Mbappe, Matuidi, Griezmann; Giroud
Subs: Kimpembe, Lemar, Dembele, Tolisso, N'Zonzi, Mandanda, Rami, Fekir, Sidibe, Thauvin, Mendy, Areola

Peru: Gallese; Advincula, Ramos, Rodriguez, Trauco; Aquino, Yotun, Carrillo, Flores, Farfan; Guerrero
Subs: Corzo, Santamaria, Araujo, Hurtado, Farfan, Ruidiaz, Caceda, Tapia, Polo, Cartagena, Carvallo, Loyola

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