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2018 FIFA World Cup

Schmeichel and Eriksen star in Denmark win

17 Jun 2018
Kasper Schmeichel, Denmark

Leicester City goalkeeper and Spurs midfielder at heart of 1-0 win over Peru

Denmark opened their 2018 FIFA World Cup finals campaign with a 1-0 win over Peru thanks to the performances of Christian Eriksen and Kasper Schmeichel.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder carried on the form that earned him 10 assists in the 2017/18 Premier League by setting up Yussuf Yurary Poulsen to score the only goal.

As a Peru side that featured Watford’s Andre Carrillo searched for an equaliser, Leicester City’s Schmeichel was forced to make a total of six saves to secure the three points.

Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren was in the Croatia defence that shut out Nigeria in a 2-0 win.

Leicester had three players who saw action for Nigeria: Wilfred Ndidi started, while Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench, the former for Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi.

Chelsea’s Victor Moses also played the whole match for the Super Eagles.

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