World Cup 2018 day eight: buildup as Australia prepare to face Denmark – live!

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In the hope that a croissant and a slice of a tres leches cake miraculously lands on my desk, I’ll acknowledge the other Group C match to be played today, between France and Peru. Les Bleus are the clear favourites, and with Olivier Giroud back in the starting XI, supported by Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé, it’s going to be difficult for the South Americans to avoid a second defeat – and an exit from the tournament.

Related: France turn to Olivier Giroud in bid to up their game against Peru

Treats! A package has just arrived at Guardian Towers (Sydney chapter), containing a Danish pastry and a Lamington, a loosely football-related gift from a popular social media platform. I should really tweet about it…

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Written by Mike Hytner (now) and Ben Fisher (later)
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jun/21/world-cup-2018-day-seven-buildup-australia-denmark-france-argentina-live under the title “World Cup 2018 day eight: buildup as Australia prepare to face Denmark – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.