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 By Chris Wright

Peru commentator catches World Cup fever during anthem

Having waited 36 years to do so, Peru gave it everything when it came to bellowing out their national anthem ahead of their World Cup opener against Denmark.

The Mordovia Arena in Saransk echoed to the sound of the Himno Nacional as the Incas linked arms and seized the moment.

Alas, it all proved too much for one elated Peruvian fan in the stands as Latina television commentator Coki Gonzales suffered a bit of a head rush.

Gonzales was seen being instructed to take deep breaths and gulps of water...

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Denmark boss admits Peru 'probably deserved more' than 1-0 defeat

ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol discusses what he learned about a 'spirited' Peru outfit and how Denmark's performance alters his outlook on Group C.

Denmark coach Age Hareide credited his defence and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel for preserving a 1-0 win over Peru in their World Cup opener on Saturday, but admitted their opponents "probably deserved more" from the game.

Schmeichel made six saves and Peru came close to scoring on a number of other opportunities as well, and Hareide was careful not to underestimate the South Americans, who were playing in their first World Cup game since 1982.

"Peru is a very good team. We have a...