France’s Antoine Griezmann, 2nd right, celebrates after scoring his side’s 2nd goal with teammates.

Group C of the World Cup kicks off on Saturday 16th June at 11 AM as France take on Australia at the Kazan Arena.

France will be anticipating a strong performance in the competition and are expected to top this group and are strong contenders to go on and win the whole tournament.

They have taken a strong squad to Russia with, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante among their star-studded line up for the tournament.

Griezmann is subject to a move away from his club Atletico Madrid in the summer, with Barcelona favourites to land the forward, and he will be looking for a strong competition to seal the deal.

France reached the quarter-finals in 2014 and will be hoping to improve on this with the young squad they have taken.

Australia look well set to give this group a challenge, they have a solid squad and have every right to try and claim a spot in the last 16.

They have many good players, with Huddersfield’s midfielder Aaron Mooy, veteran forward Tim Cahill and Brighton’s shot stopper Matty Ryan the best out of the squad.

Tim Cahill, the Socceroo’s vice-captain, is at his fourth World Cup in the summer and will be aiming for a strong competition, with the chance to increase his five World Cup goal record.

Melbourne City’s 19-year-old midfielder Daniel Arzani has also been selected in the squad after an impressive season in the A-League, despite having no caps prior to the warm up games.

The second game of Group C also kicks off on Saturday as Peru face Denmark at 5pm at the Mordovia Arena.

Peru enter their first World Cup since 1982 and will be looking for a positive start to their return to the big stage.

They have their captain Paulo Guerrero, despite being in the middle of a cocaine ban, for the World Cup, which is a big lift for the South American side.

The Peruvians can also boast Jefferson Farfan of Lokomotiv Moscow and Andre Carrillo of Watford in their squad as they look to make an impact in Russia.

Denmark have a solid squad for the tournament with Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel and Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen the star players from an impressive squad.

Pione Sisto of Celta Vigo and Kasper Dolberg of Ajax are two very promising youngsters that Denmark have taken to Russia, who will be looking to make a name for themselves at the big stage.

Denmark did not qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and did not make it past the first round in 2010.

The Danes will be hoping to make an impact at this years tournament, hopefully getting into the next round, given the strong squad that they have.