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Team News: Olivier Giroud starts for France against Peru

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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Monday's key events

· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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