World Cup Group C Preview and Predictions - Essential guide to Group C

Andrew Hendrie 5 Jun 2018
  • France are heavy favourites to top Group C
  • They are joined by Australia, Denmark and Peru
Kylian Mbappe of France

The Socceroos have a tough but realistic chance of making it out of Group C at the 2018 World Cup, coming up against France, Denmark and Peru in Russia.

Australia haven’t been able to reach the knockout stages at the World Cup since 2006 in Germany, where they went down in controversial fashion to eventual champions Italy.

It’s always going to be an uphill battle for the Socceroos on the world’s biggest stage, but with Tom Rogic and Aaron Mooy leading the team around in midfield - and the inclusion of the youngest player in Russia - talented teenage winger Daniel Arzani - Australia have some speed and talent they perhaps didn’t have at the last two competitions.

France are of course the huge favourites to qualify top of Group C, but they have been notorious slow starters over the years, but with such a star-studded squad, it’s hard to see them slipping up again and missing the knockout rounds.

Denmark and Peru will thus have to battle with Australia for the second and final knockout spot. Denmark are returning to the World Cup after missing out in 2014, while Peru are making their first appearance in the competition since 1982 after impressing in the stacked South American qualifying campaign.

Australia aren’t rated amongst the bookmakers to make it out the group, with France overwhelming favourites, followed by Denmark and Peru (and then the Socceroos)!

Group C Odds

Winner: Frane $1.30, Denmark $4.33, Peru $9.50, Australia $18
To qualify: France $1.04, Denmark $1.53, Peru $2.80, Australia $4.50


Group C Fixtures

Group C Squads

France World Cup Squad

GoalkeepersHugo LlorisTottenham Hotspur
Steve MandandaMarseille
Alphonse AreolaParis St Germain
DefendersLucas HernandezAtletico Madrid
Presnel KimpembeParis St Germain
Benjamin MendyManchester City
Benjamin PavardStuttgart
Adil RamiMarseille
Djibril SidibeMonaco
Samuel UmtitiBarcelona
Raphael VaraneReal Madrid
MidfieldersN'Golo KanteChelsea
Blaise MatuidiJuventus
Steven N'ZonziSevilla
Paul PogbaManchester United
Corentin TolissoBayern Munich
ForwardsOusmane DembeleBarcelona
Nabil FekirLyon
Olivier GiroudChelsea
Antoine GriezmannAtletico Madrid
Thomas LemarMonaco
Kylian MbappeParis St Germain
Florian ThauvinMarseille

Denmark World Cup Squad

GoalkeepersKasper SchmeichelLeicester City
Frederik RonnowBrondby
Jonas LosslHuddersfield Town
DefendersSimon KjaerSevilla
Mathias JorgensenHuddersfield Town
Andreas ChristensenChelsea
Henrik DalsgaardBrentford
Jannik VestergaardBorussia Monchengladbach
Jens Stryger LarsenUdinese
Jonas KnudsenIpswich Town
MidfieldersChristian EriksenTottenham Hotspur
Lasse SchoneAjax
Michael Krohn-DehliDeportivo La Coruna
Thomas DelaneyWerder Bremen
William KvistFC Copenhagen
Lukas LeragerBordeaux
ForwardsAndreas CorneliusAtalanta
Kasper DolbergAjax
Martin BraithwaiteBordeaux
Nicolai JorgensenFeyenoord
Pione SistoCelta Vigo
Viktor FischerFC Copenhagen
Yussuf PoulsenRB Leipzig

Peru World Cup Squad

GoalkeepersPedro GalleseVeracruz
Carlos CacedaVeracruz
Jose CarvalloUTC
DefendersAldo CorzoUniversitario
Luis AdvinculaLobos BUAP
Christian RamosVeracruz
Miguel AraujoAlianza Lima
Alberto RodriguezJunior
Anderson SantamariaPuebla
Miguel TraucoFlamengo
Nilson LoyolaMelgar
MidfieldersRenato TapiaFeyenoord
Pedro AquinoLobos BUAP
Yoshimar YotunOrlando City
Paolo HurtadoVitoria de Guimaraes
Christian CuevaSao Paulo
Edison FloresAalborg
Andy PoloPortland Timbers
Wilder CartagenaVeracruz
ForwardsAndre CarrilloWatford
Raul RuidiazMorelia
Jefferson FarfanLokomotiv Moscow
Paolo GuerreroFlamengo

Australia World Cup Squad

GoalkeepersBrad JonesFeyenoord
Mat RyanBrighton & Hove Albion
Danny VukovicGenk
DefendersAziz BehichBursaspor
Milos DegenekYokohama F. Marinos
Matthew JurmanSuwon Samsung Blue Wings
James MeredithMillwall
Josh RisdonWestern Sydney
Trent SainsburyGrasshopper Zurich
MidfieldersJackson IrvineHull City
Mile JedinakAston Villa
Robbie KruseVfL Bochum
Massimo LuongoQueens Park Rangers
Mark MilliganAl-Ahli
Aaron MooyHuddersfield Town
Tom RogicCeltic
Tim CahillMillwall
ForwardsDaniel ArzaniMelbourne City
Tomi JuricLuzern
Mathew LeckieHertha Berlin
Andrew NabboutUrawa Red Diamonds
Dimitri PetratosNewcastle Jets
Jamie MaclarenHibernian

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