Denmark took on France at the Luzhniki stadium as both side were looking to qualify to the next round of the World Cup 2018.

France look secure however if Denmark lost the game and Australia gained points against Peru, it would mean that the Danes would see themselves out of the tournament.

From the get-go both sides were playing attacking football with Denmark looking the more dominant in the opening minutes of the match.

With Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen at the helm, the Danes were well structured and played to France’s sloppiness at the back.

Since it was the last group fixture, Hugo Lloris was rested in order to give Steven Mandanda a chance in goal.

The Danes came close to making a breakthrough with the amount of chances they were getting but chance conversion hasn’t been their strong suit so far in this campaign.

France had a penalty appeal denied in the 25th minute after Jorgensen supposedly got a hand on the ball inside the box.

For the majority of the game both sides went back and forth on the field until France had one last chance from an Antoine Griezmann counter.

However, he was tackled 50 yards out and the first half ended level.

So far in the World Cup group stages, France have consistently disappointed despite being the most valuable squad in international football.

The expected threat on ball just hasn’t managed to deliver in the last two weeks.

Many have criticised Didier Deschamps for leaving out a few crucial players including Alexandre Lacazette.

Somehow the team starts with great momentum but slowly dies down during games.

Denmark showed the same thirst on the ball as the first half.

In an attempt to actually convert their basket of chances, Ajax youngster Kasper Dolberg was brought on in the 75th minute.

In response, France made their final sub in the form of Kylian Mbappe, who was rested for the game time he had in previous fixtures.

The match ended a disappointing 0-0, the first in this competition which saw both teams qualify to the round of 16.

France will have to up their game if they are going to get in the latter stages of the World Cup.


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