2018 FIFA World Cup: France tops Group C after a first World Cup stalemate
Denmark and France Group C final clash ends 0-0 draw, first time in 2018 World Cup, France progressed as the Group topper while Denmark progressed as runners-up...
France, who already assured the berth in the last 16, played a goalless draw against Denmark in their final group match at the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Denmark just needing a point remained composed and had not tried anything out of the box and the tempo of the game remained low throughout.
Steve Mandanda became France´s oldest World Cup debutant and the goalkeeper almost cost his side, spilling a long-range Eriksen free-kick before recovering to claim the loose ball ahead of lurking striker Andreas Cornelius.
France is likely to take Argentina in the knock out round of 16 if Lionel Messi shows his magic and inspires his side to victory against Nigeria, while Denmark possibly meets with Croatia in the knock stage.
Full-time: Denmark 0-0 France
90+2: Substitution for Denmark T. Delaney OFF L. Lerager IN
78: Substitution for France , O. Dembele OFF K. Mbappe IN
75: Substitution for Denmark A. Cornelius OFF K. Dolberg IN
68: Substitution for France , A. Griezmann OFF N. Fekir IN
60: Substitution for Denmark P. Sisto OFF V. Fischer IN
50: Substitution for France, Lucas Hernandez OFF Benjamin Mendy IN
46: Second half kicks off
Half-time: Denmark 0-0 France
45+3: Yellow card Nicolai Jorgensen
45: Two minutes added
1: First half kick off
France substitutes: Nabil Fekir, Benjamin Pavard, Alphonse Areola, Samuel Umtiti, Florian Thauvin, Blaise Matuidi, Hugo Lloris, Adil Rami, Kylian Mbappe, Benjamin Mendy, Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso.
France line-up: Steve Mandanda; Djibril Sidibe, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernandez; Steven N’Zonzi, N’Golo Kante; Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar; Olivier Giroud.
Denmark substitutes: Jonas Lossl, Jannik Vestergaard, Frederik Ronnow, Nicolai Jorgensen, Jonas Knudsen, Lasse Schone, Lukas Lerager, Kasper Dolberg, Viktor Fischer, Michael Krohn-Dehli.
Denmark line-up: Kasper Schmeichel; Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Zanka; Henrik Dalsgaard, Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen, Jens Stryger Larsen; Martin Braithwaite, Andreas Cornelius, Pione Sisto.