Kylian Mbappe only enhanced his superstar status as he scored the only goal of the game and secured France qualification into the round of sixteen thanks to victory over Peru.

Mbappe followed in an Olivier Giroud effort which had the keeper scrambling in what was a better showing from the French team, though they still look somewhat short of their best form.

Peru went close on numerous occasions through controversial captain Paolo Guerrero, but he couldn’t provide quite the quality needed to beat Hugo Lloris.

Though France’s victory doesn’t secure top spot in the group, it does assure qualification, and it means should they beat Denmark in the final encounter of Group C, Australia could still cause an upset and progress to the next round with victory over Peru.