IMAGE: Christian Eriksen #10 of Denmark celebrates. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Getty Images Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen was a green jailbait mostly bedfast to the bank at his aboriginal World Cup in South Africa, but eight years afterwards he will backpack his country’s hopes on his amateur as they bang off adjoin Peru on Saturday. Making their acknowledgment to the World Cup finals afterwards a 36-year absence, the South Americans will accommodate a ascetic analysis for Age Hareide’s Denmark side, and with France installed as Group C favourites, neither aggregation will appetite to bead credibility at this aboriginal stage. Having absent out on the finals in Brazil in 2014, Tottenham Hotspur’s Eriksen has developed into the complete playmaker for club and country, and it was his hat-trick in a beauteous 5-1 playoff annihilation of Ireland that anchored Denmark’s anchorage at the World Cup. The Irish managed to accumulate him beneath wraps in the abroad leg in Copenhagen, but in Dublin he ran anarchism with a man-of-the-match performance. He topped the scoring archive in condoning for Denmark with 11 goals. While he is amidst by advancing aptitude for the civic team, it is the 26-year-old Tottenham man that keeps Denmark active over. Factbox: Peru v Denmark Denmark will comedy Peru in their World Cup Group C bout in Saransk on Saturday: Where: Mordovia Arena, Saransk Capacity: 44,000 When: Saturday June 16, 21:30 IST Key stats: – With 11 goals, Denmark’s Christian Eriksen was the collective third-best scorer in European condoning abaft Robert Lewandowski (16) and Cristiano Ronaldo (15). – Peru are actualization at the World Cup finals for the aboriginal time aback 1982. – Denmark avowal one of the tallest teams in the clash (average acme 185cm) while Peru accept one of the beeline (average acme 178cm). Previous meetings: The two accept never met. He able his accent in the countdown to Russia as the Danes bootless to acquisition the net adjoin Sweden while he was at home apprehension the bearing of his aboriginal child. On his return, he denticulate one ambition and fabricated addition in a 2-0 win over Mexico that served as a dress call for their World Cup opener. Under Norwegian drillmaster Hareide, Denmark accept become added direct, preferring to move the brawl up the acreage bound and authorize their advance from there, rather than casual it out from the aback as they did beneath Morten Olsen. The asperous appearance of centre aback bond Simon Kjaer and Andreas Christensen served them able-bodied adjoin the Irish. They will face a agnate concrete claiming from Peru captain Paolo Guerrero, who was austere to comedy at the World Cup back a Swiss cloister agreed to briefly lift his doping suspension. Despite their underdog status, the Peruvians are able with affluence of clip and accomplishment and looked alarming on the breach in their World Cup warmup adjoin Sweden. With France up next, Peru will charge to bandage the irrepressible Eriksen and get a acceptable aftereffect adjoin Australia if they are to accept any adventitious of progressing. Yet befitting Eriksen beneath wraps at his additional World Cup may be easier said than done.