Published: Tue, June 26, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Denmark vs France - Preview, Live Match | 26 Jun 2018

Denmark vs France - Preview, Live Match | 26 Jun 2018

Mandanda looked uncertain when Eriksen played a 55th-minute free kick into his penalty area but, after losing the ball, he then gathered it with Denmark forwards closing in. Plenty to play for in Group C in this final matchday! But, speaking after Deschamps, Hareide said those remarks had been taken out of context and showered praise on both France and Pogba.

France had already qualified and Denmark needed a point to be certain, although a 2-0 win for already eliminated Peru against Australia sent them through regardless of their result.

The goals finally dried up at this thrilling World Cup on Tuesday when a flat France and boring Denmark played a mutually beneficial 0-0 draw at the Luzhniki Stadium which allowed the French to finish top of Group C and the Danes to qualify in second spot.

Raphael Varane looks likely to captain the side, with Steve Mandanda expected to start in goal ahead of regular skipper Hugo Lloris.

"France have a team with so many good individual players", he said. "There are no risks, if they're here it's because they're ready to play".

You can't blame Didier Deschamps for mixing things up.

Denmark vs. France wasn't a classic.

That does not mean France will not go deep in, and perhaps even win, the tournament.

With Yussuf Poulsen suspended and Pione Sisto having an indifferent World Cup so far, coach Age Hareide will be forced to reshuffle his attacking lineup as the Danes head into their last crucial Group C match against France.

In time added on, Nicolai Jorgensen was booked for bringing down Griezmann, and early in the second half France made the first change, bringing on Benjamin Mendy for Hernandez. Eriksen, 26 enjoys representing his country and has 23 goals in 80 appearances for Denmark.

France's Kylian Mbappé could become the first teenager to score in more than one World Cup match since England's Michael Owen did so in 1998. When he plays with Antoine Griezmann I think they are a stronger side.

"I think he's just an wonderful player and obviously he would like to shine during this World Cup".

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