Profile and Predictions of Today's Football Match
posted on Jun 14, 2018 | 42 likes
France Austrailia Peru Denmark
FIFA RANKING: 7
FIRST FWC: 1930
LAST FWC: 2014
BEST ACHIEVEMENT: Champion 1998
THE COACH: DIDIER DESCHAMPS- A FIFA World Cup winner as a player, having captained France to glory in 1998, Deschamps has coached Les Bleus since 2012. The former Monaco, Juventus and Marseille boss guided his team to top spot in Group A, where they finished ahead of Sweden and the Netherlands
TO GET THE GOALS: Olivier Giroud
STAR: ANTOINE GRIEZMANN- The France forward will be out to make his mark on another major competition, having been top scorer and player of the tournament at UEFA EURO 2016. Griezmann provided four goals and four assists for Les Bleus in the Russia 2018 qualifiers.
FIFA RANKING: 36
FIRST FWC: 1974
LAST FWC: 2014
BEST ACHIEVEMENT: Round of 16 2006
THE COACH: BERT VAN MARWIJK- Bert van Marwijk was appointed Australia coach in January, having assumed the reins from Ange Postecoglou who resigned after the Socceroos qualified in November 2017. The 65-year-old Van Marwijk has significant experience, most notably leading his native Netherlands to the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final. He also helped Saudi Arabia reach Russia 2018 ending their 12-year World Cup drought..
TO GET THE GOALS: Tim Cahill
STAR: TIM CAHILL- The evergreen Australian forward is seemingly getting better with age, having netted 11 goals on the road to Russia, including several trademark headers. Scorer of one of the most spectacular goals of Brazil 2014, Cahill could become one of the few players to score at four World Cups.
FIFA RANKING: 11
FIRST FWC: 1930
LAST FWC: 1982
BEST ACHIEVEMENT: Quarter-finals 1970, 1978
THE COACH: RICARDO GARECA- A former Argentina international, Gareca was appointed Peru coach in 2015 after stints with various clubs throughout South America. Nicknamed El Tigre, he has made history by leading La Blanquirroja to their first FIFA World Cup in 36 years.
TO GET THE GOALS: Edison Flores
STAR: JEFFERSON FARFAN- Although he is now 33, Farfan proved himself to be as important as ever to the Peruvian cause during Russia 2018 qualifying. The experienced forward contributed vital goals, most notably in the win over
FIFA RANKING: 12
FIRST FWC: 1986
LAST FWC: 2010
BEST ACHIEVEMENT: Quarter-finals 1998
THE COACH: AGE HAREIDE- Hareide succeeded Denmark’s longest-serving coach in Morten Olsen after the Scandinavian country’s failure to qualify for UEFA EURO 2016. A former Norway international defender and coach, his decades of top-level experience helped the Danes reach Russia 2018 via a qualification play-off victory over Republic of Ireland.
TO GET THE GOALS: Christian Eriksen
STAR: CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN- Denmark’s play-off hero was in inspired form throughout his team’s qualifying campaign. Only Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo could better the midfielder’s remarkable goal haul of 11 in Europe’s Russia 2018 preliminaries