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FACTBOX-Soccer-France v Peru

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June 19 (Reuters) - France play Peru in a Group C match in Yekaterinburg on Thursday.

Where: Ekaterinburg Arena

Capacity: 35,696

When: Thursday, 2000 local time (1500 GMT, 11 AM ET)

Referee: Mohammed Abdulla (United Arab Emirates)

Key stats:

* France will qualify for the knockout phase if both they and Demark win their second Group C matches. The 1998 champions will also go through if they win and Denmark draw with Australia.

* Peru are taking part in their first World Cup finals since 1982.

* Peru head...

FACTBOX-Soccer-France v Peru

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PeruPeru
Fox 12:00 PM UTC
Match 21
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June 19 (Reuters) - France play Peru in a Group C match in Yekaterinburg on Thursday.

Where: Ekaterinburg Arena

Capacity: 35,696

When: Thursday, 2000 local time (1500 GMT, 11 AM ET)

Referee: Mohammed Abdulla (United Arab Emirates)

Key stats:

* France will qualify for the knockout phase if both they and Demark win their second Group C matches. The 1998 champions will also go through if they win and Denmark draw with Australia.

* Peru are taking part in their first World Cup finals since 1982.

* Peru head...

 By Chris Wright

France World Cup stars 'consume 3 large blocks of cheese, 140 pots of yoghurt per day,' shopkeeper claims

France headed to Russia hoping to show they are the big cheeses of world football, but Les Bleus could see their hopes melting away like a fondue.

The reason? Cheese, at least according to the man who supplies Didier Deschamps' squad with the stuff at their training base in Istra.

Unlike its famously empty Monty Python equivalent, the local shop is well stocked, and sends three large blocks of Kolmogorovski cheese to France team chef Xavier Rousseau every day.

"They're going to get fat. I don't know...

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Atletico Madrid give Antoine Griezmann new contract until 2023

World Cup: Antoine Griezmann (58') France 1-0 Australia
Antoine Griezmann has finally announced his decision to stay at Atletico Madrid, and the FC panel can't quite believe how he went about it.
With Antoine Griezmann yet to announce his decision on his future, the FC crew discuss whether staying at Atletico would show a lack of ambition.

Atletico Madrid announced a new contract for Antoine Griezmann on Monday, days after he committed his future to the club.

Griezmann signed a contract extension for an additional season to tie him to Atletico until 2023, while the club also announced a new deal for defender Lucas Hernandez as well as officially signing midfielder Thomas Lemar from Monaco.

The French attacker had said in a television special last week that he wanted to stay at the club despite months of interest from Barcelona,...