2018 FIFA World Cup Group C

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Group C of the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place from 16 to 26 June 2018.[1] The group consisted of France, Australia, Peru, and Denmark. The top two teams advanced to the round of 16.[2]

Teams[change | change source]

Draw position Team Pot Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2017[nb 1] June 2018
C1  France 1 UEFA UEFA Group A winners 10 October 2017 15th 2014 Winners (1998) 7
C2  Australia 4 AFC CONCACAF v AFC play-off winners 15 November 2017 5th 2014 Round of 16 (2006) 43
C3  Peru 2 CONMEBOL OFC v CONMEBOL play-off winners 15 November 2017 5th 1982 Quarter-finals (1970), Second round (1978) 10
C4  Denmark 3 UEFA UEFA Second Round winners 14 November 2017 5th 2010 Quarter-finals (1998) 19
Notes
  1. The rankings of October 2017 were used for seeding for the final draw.

Standings[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 2 1 0 3 1 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage
2  Denmark 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
3  Peru 3 1 0 2 2 2 0 3
4  Australia 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group C will advance to play the runners-up of Group D.
  • The runners-up of Group C will advance to play the winners of Group D.

Matches[change | change source]

All times listed are local time.[1]

France vs Australia[change | change source]

The two teams have played four time before the most recently was a friendly in 2013, and France won 6-0.[3]

France 2–1 Australia
Report
Attendance: 41,279
France[4]
Australia[4]
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 Benjamin Pavard
CB 4 Raphaël Varane
CB 5 Samuel Umtiti
LB 21 Lucas Hernández
CM 12 Corentin Tolisso Yellow card 76' Substituted off 78'
CM 13 N'Golo Kanté
CM 6 Paul Pogba
RF 11 Ousmane Dembélé Substituted off 70'
CF 10 Kylian Mbappé
LF 7 Antoine Griezmann Substituted off 70'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Olivier Giroud Substituted in 70'
FW 18 Nabil Fekir Substituted in 70'
MF 14 Blaise Matuidi Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
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GK 1 Mathew Ryan
RB 19 Josh Risdon Yellow card 57'
CB 5 Mark Milligan
CB 20 Trent Sainsbury
LB 16 Aziz Behich Yellow card 87'
CM 15 Mile Jedinak (c)
CM 13 Aaron Mooy
RW 7 Mathew Leckie Yellow card 13'
AM 23 Tom Rogic Substituted off 72'
LW 10 Robbie Kruse Substituted off 84'
CF 11 Andrew Nabbout Substituted off 64'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Tomi Juric Substituted in 64'
MF 22 Jackson Irvine Substituted in 72'
FW 17 Daniel Arzani Substituted in 84'
Manager:
Netherlands Bert van Marwijk

Man of the Match:
Antoine Griezmann (France)[5]

Assistant referees:[4]
Nicolás Tarán (Uruguay)
Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)
Fourth official:
Julio Bascuñán (Chile)
Fifth official:
Christian Schiemann (Chile)
Video assistant referee:
Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Gery Vargas (Bolivia)
Hernán Maidana (Argentina)
Tiago Martins (Portugal)

Peru vs Denmark[change | change source]

Peru 0–1 Denmark
Report Poulsen Goal 59'
Peru[6]
Denmark[6]
GK 1 Pedro Gallese
RB 17 Luis Advíncula
CB 2 Alberto Rodríguez (c)
CB 15 Christian Ramos
LB 6 Miguel Trauco
CM 13 Renato Tapia Yellow card 38' Substituted off 87'
CM 19 Yoshimar Yotún
RW 18 André Carrillo
AM 8 Christian Cueva
LW 20 Edison Flores Substituted off 62'
CF 10 Jefferson Farfán Substituted off 85'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Paolo Guerrero Substituted in 62'
FW 11 Raúl Ruidíaz Substituted in 85'
MF 23 Pedro Aquino Substituted in 87'
Manager:
Argentina Ricardo Gareca
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GK 1 Kasper Schmeichel
RB 14 Henrik Dalsgaard
CB 4 Simon Kjær (c)
CB 6 Andreas Christensen Substituted off 81'
LB 17 Jens Stryger Larsen
CM 7 William Kvist Substituted off 35'
CM 10 Christian Eriksen
CM 8 Thomas Delaney Yellow card 86'
RF 20 Yussuf Poulsen Yellow card 90+3'
CF 9 Nicolai Jørgensen
LF 23 Pione Sisto Substituted off 67'
Substitutions:
MF 19 Lasse Schöne Substituted in 35'
FW 11 Martin Braithwaite Substituted in 67'
DF 13 Mathias Jørgensen Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Norway Åge Hareide

Man of the Match:
Yussuf Poulsen (Denmark)[7]

Assistant referees:[6]
Jean Claude Birumushahu (Burundi)
Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria)
Fourth official:
Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria)
Fifth official:
Anouar Hmila (Tunisia)
Video assistant referee:
Felix Zwayer (Germany)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Bastian Dankert (Germany)
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Denmark vs Australia[change | change source]

Denmark 1–1 Australia
Report
Attendance: 40,727[8]
Denmark[9]
Australia[9]
GK 1 Kasper Schmeichel
RB 14 Henrik Dalsgaard
CB 4 Simon Kjær (c)
CB 6 Andreas Christensen
LB 17 Jens Stryger Larsen
CM 8 Thomas Delaney
CM 19 Lasse Schöne
CM 10 Christian Eriksen
RF 20 Yussuf Poulsen Yellow card 37' Substituted off 59'
CF 9 Nicolai Jørgensen Substituted off 68'
LF 23 Pione Sisto Yellow card 84'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Martin Braithwaite Substituted in 59'
FW 21 Andreas Cornelius Substituted in 68'
Manager:
Norway Åge Hareide
DEN-AUS 2018-06-21.svg
GK 1 Mathew Ryan
RB 19 Josh Risdon
CB 20 Trent Sainsbury
CB 5 Mark Milligan
LB 16 Aziz Behich
CM 15 Mile Jedinak (c)
CM 13 Aaron Mooy
RW 7 Mathew Leckie
AM 23 Tom Rogic Substituted off 82'
LW 10 Robbie Kruse Substituted off 68'
CF 11 Andrew Nabbout Substituted off 75'
Substitutions:
FW 17 Daniel Arzani Substituted in 68'
FW 9 Tomi Juric Substituted in 75'
MF 22 Jackson Irvine Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Netherlands Bert van Marwijk

Man of the Match:
Christian Eriksen (Denmark)[10]

Assistant referees:[9]
Pau Cebrián Devís (Spain)
Roberto Díaz Pérez (Spain)
Fourth official:
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)
Fifth official:
Juan Carlos Mora (Costa Rica)
Video assistant referee:
Mark Geiger (United States)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Jair Marrufo (United States)
Joe Fletcher (Canada)
Paolo Valeri (Italy)

France vs Peru[change | change source]

France 1–0 Peru
Report
France[12]
Peru[12]
GK 1 Hugo Lloris (c)
RB 2 Benjamin Pavard
CB 4 Raphaël Varane
CB 5 Samuel Umtiti
LB 21 Lucas Hernández
CM 6 Paul Pogba Yellow card 86' Substituted off 89'
CM 13 N'Golo Kanté
RW 10 Kylian Mbappé Substituted off 75'
AM 7 Antoine Griezmann Substituted off 80'
LW 14 Blaise Matuidi Yellow card 16'
CF 9 Olivier Giroud
Substitutions:
FW 11 Ousmane Dembélé Substituted in 75'
FW 18 Nabil Fekir Substituted in 80'
MF 15 Steven Nzonzi Substituted in 89'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
FRA-PER 2018-06-21.svg
GK 1 Pedro Gallese
RB 17 Luis Advíncula
CB 15 Christian Ramos
CB 2 Alberto Rodríguez Substituted off 46'
LB 6 Miguel Trauco
CM 23 Pedro Aquino Yellow card 81'
CM 19 Yoshimar Yotún Substituted off 46'
RW 18 André Carrillo
AM 8 Christian Cueva Substituted off 82'
LW 20 Edison Flores
CF 9 Paolo Guerrero (c) Yellow card 23'
Substitutions:
FW 10 Jefferson Farfán Substituted in 46'
DF 4 Anderson Santamaría Substituted in 46'
FW 11 Raúl Ruidíaz Substituted in 82'
Manager:
Argentina Ricardo Gareca

Man of the Match:
Kylian Mbappé (France)[13]

Assistant referees:[12]
Mohamed Al Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Hasan Al Mahri (United Arab Emirates)
Fourth official:
Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Fifth official:
Jerson Dos Santos (Angola)
Video assistant referee:
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
Taleb Al Maari (Qatar)
Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

Denmark vs France[change | change source]

Denmark 0–0 France
Report
Attendance: 78,011[14]
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Denmark[15]
France[15]
GK 1 Kasper Schmeichel
RB 14 Henrik Dalsgaard
CB 4 Simon Kjær (c)
CB 6 Andreas Christensen
LB 17 Jens Stryger Larsen
CM 8 Thomas Delaney Substituted off 90+2'
CM 13 Mathias Jørgensen Yellow card 45+3'
CM 10 Christian Eriksen
RF 23 Pione Sisto Substituted off 60'
CF 21 Andreas Cornelius Substituted off 75'
LF 11 Martin Braithwaite
Substitutions:
FW 15 Viktor Fischer Substituted in 60'
FW 12 Kasper Dolberg Substituted in 75'
MF 18 Lukas Lerager Substituted in 90+2'
Manager:
Norway Åge Hareide
DEN-FRA 2018-06-26.svg
GK 16 Steve Mandanda
RB 19 Djibril Sidibé
CB 4 Raphaël Varane (c)
CB 3 Presnel Kimpembe
LB 21 Lucas Hernández Substituted off 50'
CM 13 N'Golo Kanté
CM 15 Steven Nzonzi
RW 11 Ousmane Dembélé Substituted off 78'
AM 7 Antoine Griezmann Substituted off 68'
LW 8 Thomas Lemar
CF 9 Olivier Giroud
Substitutions:
DF 22 Benjamin Mendy Substituted in 50'
FW 18 Nabil Fekir Substituted in 68'
FW 10 Kylian Mbappé Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps

Man of the Match:
N'Golo Kanté (France)[16]

Assistant referees:[15]
Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil)
Fourth official:
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Fifth official:
Mauro Tonolini (Italy)
Video assistant referee:
Mauro Vigliano (Argentina)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
Carlos Astroza (Chile)
Tiago Martins (Portugal)

Australia vs Peru[change | change source]

Australia 0–2 Peru
Report
Australia[18]
Peru[18]
GK 1 Mathew Ryan
RB 19 Josh Risdon
CB 20 Trent Sainsbury
CB 5 Mark Milligan Yellow card 88'
LB 16 Aziz Behich
CM 15 Mile Jedinak (c) Yellow card 10'
CM 13 Aaron Mooy
RW 7 Mathew Leckie
AM 23 Tom Rogic Yellow card 66' Substituted off 72'
LW 10 Robbie Kruse Substituted off 58'
CF 9 Tomi Juric Substituted off 53'
Substitutions:
FW 4 Tim Cahill Substituted in 53'
MF 17 Daniel Arzani Yellow card 60' Substituted in 58'
MF 22 Jackson Irvine Substituted in 72'
Manager:
Netherlands Bert van Marwijk
AUS-PER 2018-06-26.svg
GK 1 Pedro Gallese
RB 17 Luis Advíncula
CB 15 Christian Ramos
CB 4 Anderson Santamaría
LB 6 Miguel Trauco
CM 13 Renato Tapia Substituted off 63'
CM 19 Yoshimar Yotún Yellow card 45' Substituted off 46'
RW 18 André Carrillo Substituted off 79'
AM 8 Christian Cueva
LW 20 Edison Flores
CF 9 Paolo Guerrero (c)
Substitutions:
MF 23 Pedro Aquino Substituted in 46'
MF 7 Paolo Hurtado Yellow card 79' Substituted in 63'
MF 16 Wilder Cartagena Substituted in 79'
Manager:
Argentina Ricardo Gareca

Man of the Match:
André Carrillo (Peru)[19]

Assistant referees:[18]
Anton Averianov (Russia)
Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
Fourth official:
Ryuji Sato (Japan)
Fifth official:
Toru Sagara (Japan)
Video assistant referee:
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Assistant video assistant referees:
Jair Marrufo (United States)
Mark Borsch (Germany)
Bastian Dankert (Germany)

References[change | change source]

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