Peru vs Denmark: 5 things to look forward to

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World Cup title contenders France are the obvious favourite in Group C and Australia will need to overachieve from their regular form to make any noise, so Peru and Denmark both look to get off on the right foot in their pursuit of a berth in the knockout round.

Read RealSport's preview of Peru vs Denmark HERE.

The two sides meet Saturday at Mordovia Arena in Saransk with little room for error in an intriguing opener.

Peru are back in the World Cup for the first time since 1982, while it's only been eight years since Denmark last played on the biggest stage of international football.

Complete with national heroes, a rising star, ageing managers and two nations with something to the prove, this match-up might fly under the radar in terms of international exposure, but has plenty of story lines to peak one's interest.

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