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]


16 June 2018 (2018-06-16)
13:00 MSK (UTC+3)
France  2–1  Australia Kazan Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 41,279
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)
Report
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 YC 76' Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
CM 13 N'Golo Kanté
CM 6 Paul Pogba
RF 11 Ousmane Dembélé Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
CF 10 Kylian Mbappé
LF 7 Antoine Griezmann Substituted off in the 70th minute 70'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Olivier Giroud Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
FW 18 Nabil Fekir Substituted on in the 70th minute 70'
MF 14 Blaise Matuidi Substituted on in the 78th minute 78'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
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GK 1 Mathew Ryan
RB 19 Josh Risdon YC 57'
CB 5 Mark Milligan
CB 20 Trent Sainsbury
LB 16 Aziz Behich YC 87'
CM 15 Mile Jedinak (c)
CM 13 Aaron Mooy
RW 7 Mathew Leckie YC 13'
AM 23 Tom Rogic Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
LW 10 Robbie Kruse Substituted off in the 84th minute 84'
CF 11 Andrew Nabbout Substituted off in the 64th minute 64'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Tomi Juric Substituted on in the 64th minute 64'
MF 22 Jackson Irvine Substituted on in the 72nd minute 72'
FW 17 Daniel Arzani Substituted on in the 84th minute 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]

16 June 2018 (2018-06-16)
19:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Peru  0–1  Denmark Mordovia Arena, Saransk
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
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 YC 38' Substituted off in the 87th minute 87'
CM 19 Yoshimar Yotún
RW 18 André Carrillo
AM 8 Christian Cueva
LW 20 Edison Flores Substituted off in the 62nd minute 62'
CF 10 Jefferson Farfán Substituted off in the 85th minute 85'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Paolo Guerrero Substituted on in the 62nd minute 62'
FW 11 Raúl Ruidíaz Substituted on in the 85th minute 85'
MF 23 Pedro Aquino Substituted on in the 87th minute 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 in the 81st minute 81'
LB 17 Jens Stryger Larsen
CM 7 William Kvist Substituted off in the 35th minute 35'
CM 10 Christian Eriksen
CM 8 Thomas Delaney YC 86'
RF 20 Yussuf Poulsen YC 90+3'
CF 9 Nicolai Jørgensen
LF 23 Pione Sisto Substituted off in the 67th minute 67'
Substitutions:
MF 19 Lasse Schöne Substituted on in the 35th minute 35'
FW 11 Martin Braithwaite Substituted on in the 67th minute 67'
DF 13 Mathias Jørgensen Substituted on in the 81st minute 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]

21 June 2018 (2018-06-21)
16:00 SAMT (UTC+4)
Denmark  1–1  Australia Cosmos Arena, Samara
Attendance: 40,727[8]
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
Report
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 YC 37' Substituted off in the 59th minute 59'
CF 9 Nicolai Jørgensen Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
LF 23 Pione Sisto YC 84'
Substitutions:
FW 11 Martin Braithwaite Substituted on in the 59th minute 59'
FW 21 Andreas Cornelius Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
Manager:
Norway Åge Hareide
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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 in the 82nd minute 82'
LW 10 Robbie Kruse Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
CF 11 Andrew Nabbout Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
Substitutions:
FW 17 Daniel Arzani Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
FW 9 Tomi Juric Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
MF 22 Jackson Irvine Substituted on in the 82nd minute 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]

21 June 2018 (2018-06-21)
20:00 YEKT (UTC+5)
France  1–0  Peru Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Attendance: 32,789[11]
Referee: Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
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 YC 86' Substituted off in the 89th minute 89'
CM 13 N'Golo Kanté
RW 10 Kylian Mbappé Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
AM 7 Antoine Griezmann Substituted off in the 80th minute 80'
LW 14 Blaise Matuidi YC 16'
CF 9 Olivier Giroud
Substitutions:
FW 11 Ousmane Dembélé Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
FW 18 Nabil Fekir Substituted on in the 80th minute 80'
MF 15 Steven Nzonzi Substituted on in the 89th minute 89'
Manager:
Didier Deschamps
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GK 1 Pedro Gallese
RB 17 Luis Advíncula
CB 15 Christian Ramos
CB 2 Alberto Rodríguez Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
LB 6 Miguel Trauco
CM 23 Pedro Aquino YC 81'
CM 19 Yoshimar Yotún Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
RW 18 André Carrillo
AM 8 Christian Cueva Substituted off in the 82nd minute 82'
LW 20 Edison Flores
CF 9 Paolo Guerrero (c) YC 23'
Substitutions:
FW 10 Jefferson Farfán Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
DF 4 Anderson Santamaría Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
FW 11 Raúl Ruidíaz Substituted on in the 82nd minute 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]

26 June 2018 (2018-06-26)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Denmark  0–0  France Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance: 78,011[14]
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Report
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 in the 90+2nd minute 90+2'
CM 13 Mathias Jørgensen YC 45+3'
CM 10 Christian Eriksen
RF 23 Pione Sisto Substituted off in the 60th minute 60'
CF 21 Andreas Cornelius Substituted off in the 75th minute 75'
LF 11 Martin Braithwaite
Substitutions:
FW 15 Viktor Fischer Substituted on in the 60th minute 60'
FW 12 Kasper Dolberg Substituted on in the 75th minute 75'
MF 18 Lukas Lerager Substituted on in the 90+2nd minute 90+2'
Manager:
Norway Åge Hareide
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GK 16 Steve Mandanda
RB 19 Djibril Sidibé
CB 4 Raphaël Varane (c)
CB 3 Presnel Kimpembe
LB 21 Lucas Hernández Substituted off in the 50th minute 50'
CM 13 N'Golo Kanté
CM 15 Steven Nzonzi
RW 11 Ousmane Dembélé Substituted off in the 78th minute 78'
AM 7 Antoine Griezmann Substituted off in the 68th minute 68'
LW 8 Thomas Lemar
CF 9 Olivier Giroud
Substitutions:
DF 22 Benjamin Mendy Substituted on in the 50th minute 50'
FW 18 Nabil Fekir Substituted on in the 68th minute 68'
FW 10 Kylian Mbappé Substituted on in the 78th minute 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]

26 June 2018 (2018-06-26)
17:00 MSK (UTC+3)
Australia  0–2  Peru Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi
Attendance: 44,073[17]
Referee: Sergei Karasev (Russia)
Report
Australia[18]
Peru[18]
GK 1 Mathew Ryan
RB 19 Josh Risdon
CB 20 Trent Sainsbury
CB 5 Mark Milligan YC 88'
LB 16 Aziz Behich
CM 15 Mile Jedinak (c) YC 10'
CM 13 Aaron Mooy
RW 7 Mathew Leckie
AM 23 Tom Rogic YC 66' Substituted off in the 72nd minute 72'
LW 10 Robbie Kruse Substituted off in the 58th minute 58'
CF 9 Tomi Juric Substituted off in the 53rd minute 53'
Substitutions:
FW 4 Tim Cahill Substituted on in the 53rd minute 53'
MF 17 Daniel Arzani YC 60' Substituted on in the 58th minute 58'
MF 22 Jackson Irvine Substituted on in the 72nd minute 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 in the 63rd minute 63'
CM 19 Yoshimar Yotún YC 45' Substituted off in the 46th minute 46'
RW 18 André Carrillo Substituted off in the 79th minute 79'
AM 8 Christian Cueva
LW 20 Edison Flores
CF 9 Paolo Guerrero (c)
Substitutions:
MF 23 Pedro Aquino Substituted on in the 46th minute 46'
MF 7 Paolo Hurtado YC 79' Substituted on in the 63rd minute 63'
MF 16 Wilder Cartagena Substituted on in the 79th minute 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)

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