World Cup

FT: Denmark 0 v 0 France

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

It’s all over! France and Denmark have the draw they both wanted. There are plenty of whistles from the crowd at the final whistle though. They are not happy with what they’ve seen and rightly so. It’s the first 0-0 draw of the tournament and it sees France top Group C with Denmark finishing runners-up.

Both sides are now waiting on tonight’s results to see who they will face in the last 16. However, we can tell you that France will play on June 30 at 3pm in Kazan, while Denmark will play on July 1 at 7pm in Nizhny Novgorod. Croatia, Nigeria Argentina or Iceland lie in wait.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

90+2: The boos are back as Delaney goes to ground for treatment. To be fair to the Denmark midfielder he looks to have landed awkwardly.

SUB! That will be his last action. Delaney is replaced by Lerager.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

90+1: Mbappe dances into the penalty area but he cannot pick out Giroud with his pass. For a split second there was some excitement for the crowd!

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

90: There will be THREE minutes of added time…

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

87: Sidibe has some space on the right flank but he serves up a poor cross. Christensen heads clear for Denmark as the jeers continue to ring around the stadium.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

85: PENALTY? Giroud backs into Kjaer before the Frenchman goes down, asking for a penalty. The referee waves away the appeals. There’s a brief pause as VAR checks the decision but play is eventually allowed to go on.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

84: Sidibe’s cross is too high for Giroud as Kjaer heads clear for Denmark.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

82: SAVE! Mbappe squares the ball to Fekir, who attempts to curl the ball beyond Schmeichel and into the far post. The Leicester goalkeeper dives to his right to palm the ball away to safety.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

80: That just about sums this game up! Giroud attempts a spectacular volley and the ball sails into row Z!

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

79: SUB! A final France change. Mbappe replaces Dembele.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

77: More boos from the crowd and who can blame them? To say this has not been a very good game is probably an understatement.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

76: SUB! A second change by Denmark. Cornelius is replaced by Dolberg.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

75: CHANCE! Giroud’s fed off scraps this afternoon but that’s a better cross from Mendy. However, the Chelsea striker directs his header wide of the far post.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

70: Dembele sprays the ball wide in search of Fekir but it doesn’t reach him with Dalsgaard heading clear.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

70: SIDE NETTING! That’s a bit better. Fekir shows some intent, firing a powerful left-footed shot in search of the top corner. The net bulges but unfortunately for the Lyon forward, it’s the side netting.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

68: SUB! Another change for France as Fekir replaces Griezmann.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

67: The intensity has really dropped in this game. So much so the crowd at the Luzhniki Stadium are booing both sides.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

66: Dalsgaard drills a low cross into the box which is turned away by Kimbembe.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

63: CORNER! Mandanda punches Eriksen’s cross clear. Fischer knocks the ball back into the area but Jorgensen, who is in an offside position, interferes with the play.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

62: Delaney wins a corner for Denmark…

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

60: SUB! A change for Denmark as Sisto is replaced by Fischer.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

59: WIDE! Larsen pokes the ball towards Eriksen and he strikes it wide of the target from the edge of the penalty area. The Spurs man should have done better with that opportunity.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

57: Denmark go long in search of Cornelius but Mendy is alert to the danger, heading the ball back to Mandanda.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

54: SAVE! Eriksen’s a long way out but he takes on the shot. He drills a free-kick from 30 yards goalwards, hitting the target. Mandanda makes the save, gathering the ball at the second attempt.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

50: SUB! France are making a change. Hernandez is replaced by Mendy.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

48: Giroud goes down in the penalty area but the free-kick goes against the Frenchman for tugging Jorgensen’s shirt.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

46: Denmark get us back underway…

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

So far so good for Denmark, who as things stand will be joining France in the last 16. Australia, who are the other team in this group are losing 1-0 to Peru.

It’s also a case of so far so good for France, who will top Group C if the score remains the same.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

Denmark have a final chance to get the ball in the box and Eriksen obliges. France deal with the danger and they break on the counter-attack through Griezmann. He has Dembele and Lemar in support but he’s scythed down by Jorgensen, who picks up the game’s first yellow card. France have a free-kick but they won’t have time to take it as the referee blows up for half-time!

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

45: There will be TWO added minutes…

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

44: CHANCE! Griezmann runs in behind and he’s picked out by Lemar. The Atletico Madrid striker lays the ball off to Giroud, whose shot sails high over the crossbar. OFFSIDE! The flag belatedly goes up for offside against Griezmann

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

42: There’s not much urgency out there at the moment. With Australia losing to Peru, this result suits both sides. As things stand Denmark will qualify for the last 16 with France, who will top the group.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

40: SHOT! Griezmann works some space on the right. He cuts inside before sending a shot goalwards. However, it’s too close to Schmeichel, who makes a comfortable save.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

39: Eriksen clips the ball forward in search of Cornelius but Varane is well positioned to head clear for France.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

38: France are being frustrated in attack at the moment. Denmark have plenty of red shirts back behind the ball and are keeping their shape well.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

35: Dembele clips the ball out to the left for Hernandez. the full-back plays in an early cross but Kjaer clears for Denmark.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

32: WIDE! Dembele turns past Christensen before firing a shot wide of the far post. Schmeichel looked to have it covered.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

29: CHANCE! Cornelius runs in behind before playing a brilliantly weighted pass across the pitch in search of Eriksen. The Tottenham midfielder looks to be winning the race to the ball but a combination of Hernandez and Mandanda get to the ball ahead of him..

STATS

France with so much of the possession, but still no shot on target from either side as yet.

  • Denmark 0-0 France
  • Possession: 29%-71%
  • Shots on goal: 1-2
  • Shots on target: 0-0
  • Passes: 87-213

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

28: There’s a pause in play after the corner as Kjaer receives treatment for a knock to the head.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

27: Superb defending from Kjaer, who, facing his own goal, turns Lemar’s testing cross behind for a corner.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

26: The ball runs for Hernandez but there’s a sea of red shirts as he pulls the back. Eriksen clears for Denmark.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

25: NO PENALTY! There are appeals for a handball in the box against Jorgensen but the referee waves the play on. There’s no VAR check either.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

22: CORNER! Varane heads Eriksen’s cross clear but the ball comes straight back at France from Jorgensen. No problem for France though as they deal with the danger again.

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21: Poor from Griezmann as his flick gifts possession back to Denmark.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

16: CORNER! Varane gets his head to the ball but fails to hit the target. Goal kick to Denmark…

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

15: TACKLE! Hernandez drives into the area but he’s stopped by an excellent tackle from Dalsgaard. it needed to be too as if he’d got the timing wrong he would have given a penalty away. The ball falls to Giroud and hi shot is deflected behind for a corner.

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14: After a pretty frantic start the game has now settled down a bit. France are seeing a bit more of the ball at the moment.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

11: Sidibe knocks the ball long in search of Giroud but the Chelsea striker hasn’t got the pace to latch onto it.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

9: Griezmann gets in behind the Denmark defence. He plays in an early cross but Jorgensen is well positioned to clear for Denmark.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

7: CORNER! Kjaer rises highest at the near post but he fails to test Mandanda as the ball goes out of play for a goal kick.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

6: Braithwaite wins a corner for Denmark…

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

4: NO PENALTY! Cornelius gets in behind the French defence. He can’t quite bring the ball under control and eventually goes to ground under a challenge from Kimbempe but there’s not a lot of contact there. The referee waves play on and there is NO VAR check.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

2: Sidibe’s available on the overlap and the full-back dills a low cross into the penalty area. Jorgensen clears for Denmark.

DENMARK 0-0 FRANCE

1: KICK-OFF! We are underway at the Luzhniki Stadium…

COUNTDOWN TO KICK-OFF!

That was a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise!

Kick-off is now just moments away…

DENMARK v FRANCE LIVE!

The teams are on their way out at the Luzhniki Stadium! Next up we’ll have the national anthems…

GROUP C PERMUTATIONS

  • France have qualified and need just one more point to win the group
  • Denmark need one point to qualify – or Australia to lose or draw with Peru
  • Denmark will win the group if they beat France
  • For Australia to qualify they must beat Peru and hope Denmark lose by two goals or more to overturn the goal difference
  • Peru are out

OPTA STAT

France’s Kylian Mbappe could become the first teenager to score in more than one World Cup match since England’s Michael Owen did so in 1998 if he is used from the bench today.

TEAM NEWS

DENMARK TEAM NEWS

Team to face France: Schmeichel, Kjaer, Christensen, Jorgensen, Dalsgaard, Larsen, Delaney, Eriksen, Braithwaite, Cornelius, Sisto.

Subs: Krohn-Dehli, Vestergaard, Knudsen, Jørgensen, Dolberg, Fischer, Lossl, Lerager, Schone, Ronnow.

FRANCE TEAM NEWS

Team to face Denmark: Mandanda, Kimpembe, Varane, Sidibe, Hernandez, Kante, Nzonzi, Griezmann, Lemar, Giroud, Dembele.

Subs: Lloris, Pavard, Umtiti, Pogba, Mbappe, Tolisso, Matuidi, Rami, Fekir, Thauvin, Mendy, Areola.

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