WORLD CUP 2018: Denmark Vs France, LIVE

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So, despite confirming their place for the round of 16, France need a draw against Denmark to keep their top spot in the group

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Updated On:
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FULL TIME: Denmark 0-0 France

88': Giroud has been a mute spectator for most of the match. The passing onto his feet have not been good enough, neither have been the crosses.

84': Shouts for penalty! Giroud is pulled back inside the box by Kjaer, but the referee doesn't deem it to be a foul.

82': Another effort from Fekir. He gets the ball again nearly 25 yards out, and decides to have a go. It's a fairly routine save for the keeper though.

78': France make their final change. Another poor showing by Dembele comes to an end, and he is replaced by Mbappe.

75': Denmark make their second change. The impressive Cornelius is replaced by Dolberg.

69': Fekir in the action! The Lyon skipper gets the ball, takes a touch, and unleashes a shot at the Denmark goal. Unfortunately for him, it hits the side-netting.

68': Another poor performance by Griezmann comes to an end, as he makes way for Fekir.

67': Both the teams seem content with this result. A 0-0 draw won't be what the spectators had come to see, and something which hasn't been witnessed even once this tournament.

60': First change by Denmark. Fischer replaces Sisto.

59': Just wide! Eriksen gets a bouncing ball on the edge of the France penalty box. His effort though, is wide of the goal.

54': Nervous moment for Mandanda! Denmark get a free kick nearly 30 yards out. Eriksen takes the free kick, but it's straight at the keeper. He spills the ball, but luckily recovers before a Denmark player can pounce on it.

51': Another effort from Griezmann from the edge of the box, but it's very easy for the keeper.

50': First change of the match, and France make it. Mendy replaces Hernandez.

HALF TIME: Denmark 0-0 France

45' + 2': Griezmann breaks from a Dane corner, and as he is about to play the killer pass, he is brought down to the ground cynically by Jorgensen.

45': Another long range effort from Dembele, and again it's wayward. Two minutes added on!

44': Blazed over! A long ball is played over the Danish defense, and Griezmann is through. He takes a touch, and lays the ball to Giroud who is at the edge of the box. The striker though, can't keep his right foot effort down.

39': Chance for Griezmann! The Atletico forward has been very quiet. But he gets space on the right side, and curls a shot at goal. It's straight at Schmeichel though.

33': Wide! For the first time, Dembele gets space. He cuts the ball from left to right foot, and has a go at goal. But it was always going wide.

29': Brilliant counter from Denmark! Cornelius is free on the left, and puts in a low cross in the box. Eriksen is rushing towards it, and so is Mandanda. In the end, the keeper does well to keep out the Dane midfielder.

27': Free kick in a dangerous position for France. Lemar is taken down by Brathwaite. He will take the set piece, as the France players wait in the box. His set piece is a good one, and requires the intervention of Kjaer, who knocks it out for a corner.

24': Calls for handball! Sidibe tries to play a cross in the box, but it's stopped by the hand of Jorgensen. Huge cry for penalty by the full back, but referee doesn't feel so.

22': Corner for Denmark! A long ball is played, and Cornelius makes his presence feel to Kimpembe, who concedes the corner.

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16': Lemar takes the corner, and sends in a decent ball in the box. Kimpembe jumps the highest, but his header is nowhere near the goal.

15': Corner for France! Finally some good play results in left back Hernandez getting the box. A brilliant sliding challenge means the ball falls to the feet of Giroud. His loopy deflected effort is saved by Schmeichel.

11': It's been a very wayward start by France, who are yet to string a set of passes together. Giroud has been devoid of service, and the wingers, Lemar and Dembele haven't seen the ball at all.

6': Eriksen takes the delivery, and the header is met by skipper Kjaer, but it's wayward. The defender thinks it came of a French player's head.

5': Corner for Denmark! Brilliant fight shown by Brathwaite, as he fends of a couple of challenge to win his side their first corner.

3': Penalty shout! Brathwaite on the left gets in the behind the defense and falls under the challenge of a France defender. But the referee shows no interest.

Denmark vs France gets underway!

Son following the footsteps of his legendary father!

Look at the number of changes France have made, despite knowing a defeat would mean second spot in the group!

So, despite confirming their place for the round of 16, France need a draw against Denmark to keep their top spot in the group. A loss could mean second place, and a tough round of 16, On the other hand, Denmark are all but through, but still with a possibility of crashing out should they lose by a huge margin, and Australia win their match. Something to play for both the teams

The second round of matches in the group stage have ended, and they have sprung quite a few surprises. Host nation Russia and Uruguay won their respective matches, and both the teams confirmed their place in the next round.

The Group B is very well balanced, with Portugal and Spain on four points, and Iran on three points. All the three teams stand a very good chance of qualifying for the round of 16.

In Group C, France have confirmed their qualification, having won both their matches. They look set to be joined by Denmark, who have four points. Though, Australia stand an outside chance to go through, if the results go their way.

2014 finalists Argentina were one of the favorites coming into the tournament. But they were dismantled in their second match by Croatia, who beat them 3-0. With that, Croatia confirmed a round of 16 berth for themselves. Who will join them? Well, it's advantage Nigeria, following their 2-0 win over Iceland. Yet, they can be usurped by both Argentina and Iceland.

Group E is very much similar to Group B, where two teams are on four points, and one team on three. Five-time champions Brazil haven't looked anywhere near their best, but sit atop ahead of Switzerland. Serbia are in third, and would need a positive result against Brazil to go through.

The sixth group is Group F, where Germany recovered from their shock defeat to Mexico in the first match by beating Sweden 2-1, thanks to a late goal by Toni Kroos. It means they along with Sweden have three points, and these two teams will compete to join Mexico, who are but certain to go through in the next group.

The next group is the tale of 'two strong vs two weak'. England and Belgium have won maximum points from their two matches against Tunisia and Panama, and will take on each other in the final game to decide who tops the group.

The final group, ie Group H, has provided plenty of excitement. Many expected Poland and Colombia to be the two teams to qualify. But Poland are already out, and Colombia need a positive result to keep their World Cup hopes alive.

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