Denmark defeated Peru in their first game of the World Cup to move level with France on three points in Group C.Youssef Poulsen’s second-half Goal gave Denmark victory over a Peru side who played very well themselves.

Peru, who Are playing at their first World Cup for 36 years, created plenty of chances of their own and were unlucky not to get anything from the game.

The best chance for Peru came from a penalty given after a Var review at the end of the first half. Initially, the referee did not give the penalty but after consulting the pitch-side Monitor, decided Cueva was fouled — Cueva then took the shot, hitting it over the bar.

Peru were on top for large periods of the second half but could not find a way past Kasper Schmeichel, with Denmark holding on for a victory.