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DEN vs FRA Match Result - FIFA WC 2018
Denmark
0 - 0
FT
France
PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEP! FULLTIME! BOOOOOOO GOES THE LUZHNIKI

That was a punishment.  Thank God it's over. Anirudh Menon signing out 

Toodle-ooo
90' + 3' Sidibe passes it two yards in front of him to Larsen.
90' + 2' Delaney is off, Lerager is on
90' +1' THREE MINUTES OF ADDED TIME! AI LORD WHY! Mbappe looks to make it all worth our whiles by embarking on another power dribble into the box but the young man is crowded out
90' Even Deschamps looks bored. The Danes have shown zero inclination to attack, the French have shown zero inspiration in the face of this absurd philosophy. The both of them are going through to the next round as the ridiculously entertaining Peru are bowing out... life lessons and all that
89' Please let there be exactly zero minutes of added time. Please. 
88' Mendy swings one in, Zanka Jorgensen thumps it out... the Danes are happy passing it amongst themselves. 
87' Mbappe looks to force the issue with another attempted on-two; this time Giroud doesn't return it. Can't rather as he's marshalled out by Kjaer
86' Dolberg plays a neat little ball to Fischer; but his run is stopped by N'Zonzi. The French move forward through Fekir and Mbappe - but the young man ends up losing the ball with absurd complacency
85' Giroud falls back into Kjaer and the French appeal for a pen. Neither ref nor VAR give a rat's backside. 
84' Mbappe looks to address this issue by bullying his way into the box; Kjaer looks at him 'are you being serious now, son' and shepherds him away with absurd ease. 
83' This has got to be the most boring 83 minutes we've seen all World Cup. 
82' Mbappe looks to play a quick one-two with Fekir... the Lyon man, though, eschews the return and elects to shoot. Schmeichel bats it away with a yawn
81' BOOOO GO THE LUZHNIKI AS THEY PASS IT AROUND AIMLESSLY. They as in everyone on the field. 
79' Giroud chests the ball, turns and looks to volley it into the top corner. It does hit the top corner -- of the goddamn stands. AAAARGH!
78' Ole Ole Ole go the bored as hell Danes as their team passes it around aimlessly. Deschamps doesn't quite like that. He takes off Dembele, and brings on the electric Kylian Mbappe
76' Denmark pass it around a bit; Delaney tees it up to Eriksen, who tries the old schoolyard trick of knocking it around one side and collecting it around the other... but that doesn't quite come off
74' AH! WIMBLEDON 101 AGAIN! Mendy swings it into Giroud, the big man can't direct his glancing header at goal. The Danes throw on young Kasper Dolberg for big Andreas Cornelius.
72' Eriksen looks to play a cute little backheeled reverse pass into the path of Cornelius, but Varane sticks a leg in. The ball bounces out to Delaney; who's tackled cleanly by Sidibe. 
70' WOOF! FEKIR STROKES THE MOST SUMPTUOUS SHOTS FROM THE EDGE OF THE BOX AND INTO THE SIDE OF THE NET
68' Mendy rampages down the left after a lovely give-and-go with Lemar, but his cross into the box comes to nothing as Griezmann is pulled up for a foul on Kjaer. Deschamps has seen enough; Nabil Fekir is brought on for Griezmann
66' Daalsgard pings in an interesting looking ball that Mendy does well to clear inside the box. 
65' Varane uses Stryger like you and I would use a step-ladder, somehow Denmark only have a throw-in and not a freekick. Cornelius thumps in a cross and it all ends with the Danes getting another throw at the other end of the pitfch
64' Boos ring around the Luzhniki are both teams play like they don't really give a hoot. Sidibe looks to inject something into the French attack by racing forward and attempting a give and go with Dembele, but Larsen reads his intentions perfectly. 
63' Eriksen takes, Mandanda punches out, France counter...  but Dalsgaard makes sure Griezmann doesn't get to Ben Mendy
61' Delaney and Kante have had a great ol' battle running all day. Delaney wins the latest iteration, drawing a foul out of the relentless Frenchman. He foes flying up the other end... and wins Denmark a corner. 
59' The Danes make a pragmatic substitution, Viktor Fischer on for Pione Sisto. Could this be the tournament's first 0-0?
58' Sisto, though, hasn't gotten the memo. He runs at Sidibe, takes him out with a swerve and pitch-wedges a ball into the box; where Cornelius is beaten to it by Varane -- the ball drops to Eriksen outside the box... but his shot is not on target. 
57' Denmark are playing with the full knowledge that Peru are up 2-0. My eyes are glazing over. Help!
55' Giroud touches a nice Mendy pass onto Lemar before being clattered into - Lemar takes a touch and has a whack; but it hits the big, red, wall erected in front of Schmeichel's goal
54' OH! OH! OH! ERIKSEN SMASHES IT AT MANDANDA! THE MARSEILLE KEEPER SPILLS, BUT REACTS WELL TO GET TO THE LOOSE BALL AHEAD OF CORNELIUS!
53' Cornelius gets pushed to the ground by Varane -- the only way to beat him in the air is to make sure he doesn't take to it - and Eriksen will take this. Thirty five yards out, dead centre. 
52' Mendy swings in an interesting looking ball into the box where Giroud lets it run - and Griezmann takes it into his stride; but the door's slammed shut by Kjaer. 
51' Peru have made it two, Paolo Guerrero the hero! Here in Moscow, Griezmann tries a reverse pass and then a shot; neither of them are particularly succesful
50' Benjamin Mendy is given some gametime as he trots on for Lucas Hernandez. The Shark's in the water!
49' Braithwite is smashed into by Hernandez and finally Denmark have a bit of the ball. It lasts all of five seconds as France swarm forward and the press works in winning it back. 
47'... till Griezmann whips one into the box, where Giroud is grappling with Jorgensen. The Frenchman gets pulled up for the foul
46' France are passing it around with ease... 
PEEP! WE ARE OFF AGAIN!
PEEP! PEEP! HALFTIME!

A dreary ol' 45 minutes come to an end with both sides happy with what they've got. 
45' + 2' Eriksen wins a corner a the other end... the final action of this second half will come at the French end. Eriksen's taken a lovely set-piece; but Griezmann counters at pace... he runs half the length of the pitch and he's dragged back by 'Zanka' Jorgenson with cynical professionalism. That's a yellow. The ref doesn't allow the French to take the freekick citing time -- boos from everyone in the stadium greet that decision
45' + 1' TWO MINUTES ADDED ON!
45' Dembele has a shot from the edge of the box. Schmeichel's probably strained a neck muscle trying to follow the trajectory of that ball. 
44' Lemar lifts a lovely ball to Griezmann who lays it off superbly to Giroud. The big man rocks back and belts one high into the Muscovite sky. No matter, though, Griezmann'd been flagged for offside
43' France are playing keepball. Denmark are allowing them to play keepball. This is inspiring the Luzhniki to rise in a chorus of boos to a man
41' France break at pace, Dembele finding space down the right wing finally - but his cross into the box is easily headed away by Dalsgaard
40' When Denmark do elect to play football, they do so rather well, Delaney and Braithwite combine well; but then the ball travels all the way back to Kjaer - who lifts a useless ball straight into Mandanda's arms
39'... ah! Dembele pings it out wide to Griezmann, who cuts in and belts it at goal' but it's straight to Schmeichel
38' Kante Kantes his way onto the ball and that sets France forward...
37' I could go brew a coffee, taste it, throw it down the office kitchen sink, brew another, and finish drinking it - and still Kante and Nzonzi would be stroking the ball between them. Sideways to a T
35' The Danes have parked the proverbial bus in front of their goal. France look to pry it open - Kante plays in Giroud, Giroud dinks it in beautifully, Griezmann slips. Sigh. 
34' Denmark move forward and win a freekick. Eriksen takes, but unusually it's not a good one. Mandanda collects with ease
33' OH! But France do have some rare talents in their ranks. Dembele cuts in onto his left, feints and wins a foot of space, has a whip with his right foot; but the ball bounces well wide of Schmeichel's far post
32' If Didier Deschamps could artificially control how a game is played, it would probably play out like this. Eric Cantona is probably shaking his head, muttering under his breath, in disgust
29' Griezmann drifts in and lifts the most pointless ball ever into the far post where Larsen clears. The ball's played out wide to Cornelius - who plays an absolutely sumptuous ball that almost finds Braithwaite - but Hernandez and Mandanda do just about enough to get to it first
28' Clash of heads as Kjaer and Giroud go at it; the Danes clear - but the Danish captain needs some treatment. 
27' OOOOH! He curls a rather delightful ball into the six yard box; where Simon Kjaer has to be on the top of his game to slide it away for a corner.. 
26' OH! Dembele pings a lovely ball along the ground to Lucas across the park - more than a touch of fortune to that - but the French play keep ball and end up winning a foul; from which Lemar will look to ping one in. 
25' Dembele and Jorgensen go shoulder to shoulder and the Frenchman appeals for a pen - nothing doing says the ref. 
24' Lucas looks the force the issue - as they say it - but he's absolutely muscled off the pitch by Dalsgaard. The kind of challenge that screams "the ball may get past me, the man definitely ain't"
22' Eriksen takes and Varane clears after a touch of pinball in the area. 
21' Griezmann looks for a fancy backheel - assuming there's someone there. There is no one. Denmark power forward and win a corner
20' OH! PERU HAVE SCORED! CARILLO - that's great news if you are of the Danish persuasion
19' Much, much better from France this. Griezmann plays a couple of one-twos with Sidibe and Demeble before gliding into the box... where he's shouldered off rather easily by Jorgensen
18' Kimpembe and Cornelius go shoulder to shoulder in a footrace - as big as the Dane is, that's a race the Frenchman's always winning. 
17' Both N'zonzi and Kante in the same midfield reeks of overkill, and Griezmann is having to drop deep to provide France the kind of forward-thinking balls Paul Pogba usually plays
16' Lemar swings in a teasing ball, Varane thumps his header well wide
15' France, though, want more - Hernandez screams into the box to run onto a Giroud layoff; but is tackled well by Dalsgaard. the ball flies out to Giroud; the strikers smashes one at goal, and Schmeichel does superbly to tip it away for a corner. 

The French are furious that neither the ref  nor the VAR saw it as a penalty
14' Australia are still drawing with Peru in Sochi, so as it stands Denmark will be happy with a draw. 
13' Some nice football finally from Les Bleus as Griezmann drops deep and looks to link up with his mate Lucas and that midfield machine N'zonzi. They get no change from the dour Danish defence, though
12' Eriksen looks to play in Sisto early, but Sidibe is alive to the danger. France try Wimbledon 101 - Mandanda to Giroud to Griezmann, but the big Chelsea striker can't really get his lay-off header on target, and his club mate Christensen mops up well
11' AH! Braithwaite goes in a little too hard on Kimpembe as he chases a long ball into the box, and the French are let off the hook
10' A wayward crossfield from Dembele is too much for Lucas Hernandez to get under control; the Atleti man gives the Barca winger a stare his coach at club level, El Cholo Simeone. would have been proud of
8'  For a team that's so chock-a-full of technical footballers, it's kind of annoying that the masterplan Didier Deschamps has built is "lump it long to Giroud and lets see what happens", like they are the Crazy Gang of Wimbledon. It's a damn shame. Sidibe follows said plan A to a T, Schmeichel comes out and gathers well
6' Eriksen's corner is thumped away out of play. Kjaer thought it was a corner, the linesman adjudges it to have been a goalkick
5' OH BRAITHWAITE! The Danish midfielder has started with quite the purpose He drives at Hernandez, beats him, and scrams into the box - Kante, though, is everywhere - and he closes him down to limit the damage to a corner
4' Braithwaite ghosts into the box, where Presnel Kimpembe seems to be clambering all over him - the Dane falls, the Danes appeal, the ref waves everyone away. Right so, too. 
3' Cornelius wins a couple of headers in the air as the Danes test the aerial strength of the French defense. Messrs. Varane and Kimpembe hold on. For now. 
2' ... till a Sidibe low-cross in is hacked out by Christensen. Sisto wins a foul near the halfway line and the Danes can look to build some momentum of their own. 
1' France move inexorably forward...
PEEP! WE ARE OFF! 

Denmark in their storied red and white will be kicking from left to right as you'd see it on the telly; the French in their away white tops/blue shorts will kick off the other way
The Danish anthem - one long rising crescendo - is matched by France's La Marseillaise - that evergreen anthem extolling the virtues of the revolution. Hands have been shaken, photos have been taken, a coin is about to be tossed. Football is imminent
Here's a brilliant stat courtesy the brilliant Daniel Storey: 

1998:
Denmark vs France.
Final Group C match at World Cup.
Denmark won first game 1-0.
Denmark drew second game 1-1.
Schmeichel in goal. 

2018
Denmark vs France.
Final Group C match at World Cup.
Denmark won first game 1-0.
Denmark drew second game 1-1.
Schmeichel in goal.

In 1998, Denmark progressed despite losing 2-1 against a much-changed France side (who'd already qualified). in 2018...
CONFIRMED LINEUPS OUT!

DENMARK (5-3-2): Kasper Schmeichel; Henrik Dalsgaard, Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Matias Jorgenson, Jens Stryger Larsen; Martin Braithwaite, Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen; Andreas Cornelius, Pione Sisto

FRANCE (4-3-3): Steve Mandanda; Djibril Sidibe, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernandez; N'Golo Kante, Steven Nzonzi, Thomas Lemar; Ousmanne Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann
Denmark vs France - Kickoff time, Venue, TV Schedule, Live Streaming details

Kickoff time: 5 PM Local Time | 3 PM UK | 7:30 PM IST (that's 1930 for you, soldier)
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
TV Schedule: Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD in India, ITV in the UK, SuperSport in Nigeria, Fox in the US
Live Stream: Sonyliv - but why disturb the folks? You could just follow it on the low right here!

Denmark vs France - Team News

Youssef Yorary Poulsen, Denmark's goalscoring hero from the Peru smash-and-grab, is suspended today, while Pione Sisto has had an indifferent World Cup - and that might lead to a wholesale shuffle up front alongside big Nicolai Jorgensen

For France, Didier Deschamps may rest key personnel as he looks to test out his bench strength and the big-match readiness of Nabil Fekir, Thomas Lemar et al, but he may also choose not to fix what's broken.

Denmark vs France - Probable Lineups 

Denmark Predicted XI (4-3-3): Kasper Schmeichel; Henrik Dalsgaard, Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Jens Stryger Larsen; Lasse Schone, Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen; Andreas Cornelius, Martin Braithwaite, Nicolai Jorgensen

France Predicted XI (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris (GK); Djibril Sidibe, Raphael Varane, Adil Rami, Lucas Hernandez; Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante; Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, Nabil Fekir
L. Lerager
T. Delaney
90'+2'
78'
K. Mbappé
O. Dembélé
K. Dolberg
A. Cornelius
75'
68'
N. Fekir
A. Griezmann
V. Fischer
P. Sisto
60'
50'
B. Mendy
L. Hernández
M. Jørgensen
45'+3'
France (4-2-3-1)
Didier Deschamps (Manager)
1
K. Schmeichel
17
J. Larsen
13
M. Jørgensen
4
S. Kjær
14
H. Dalsgaard
6
Andreas Christensen
23
P. Sisto
8
T. Delaney
10
C. Eriksen
11
M. Braithwaite
21
A. Cornelius
16
S. Mandanda
21
L. Hernández
3
P. Kimpembe
4
R. Varane
19
D. Sidibé
15
S. Nzonzi
13
N. Kanté
8
T. Lemar
7
A. Griezmann
11
O. Dembélé
9
O. Giroud
France (4-2-3-1)
Didier Deschamps (Manager)
Denmark Subs
12
K. Dolberg
15
V. Fischer
9
N. Jørgensen
5
J. Knudsen
2
M. Krohn-Dehli
7
W. Kvist
18
L. Lerager
16
J. Lössl
22
F. Rønnow
19
L. Schöne
3
J. Vestergaard
France Subs
23
A. Areola
18
N. Fekir
1
H. Lloris
14
B. Matuidi
10
K. Mbappé
22
B. Mendy
2
B. Pavard
6
P. Pogba
17
A. Rami
20
F. Thauvin
12
C. Tolisso
5
S. Umtiti
33% POSSESSION 67%
5 SHOTS 11
2 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
10 FOULS 10
4 CORNERS 2
1 OFFSIDES 1
1 YELLOW CARDS 0
0 RED CARDS 0
3 SAVES 2
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 Uruguay 3 3 0 0 5 9
2 Russia 3 2 0 1 4 6
3 Saudi Arabia 3 1 0 2 -5 3
4 Egypt 3 0 0 3 -4 0
Group B
1 Spain 3 1 2 0 1 5
2 Portugal 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Iran 3 1 1 1 0 4
4 Morocco 3 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C
1 France 3 2 1 0 2 7
2 Denmark 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Peru 3 1 0 2 0 3
4 Australia 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group D
1 Croatia 3 3 0 0 6 9
2 Argentina 3 1 1 1 -2 4
3 Nigeria 3 1 0 2 -1 3
4 Iceland 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group E
1 Brazil 3 2 1 0 4 7
2 Switzerland 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Serbia 3 1 0 2 -2 3
4 Costa Rica 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group F
1 Sweden 3 2 0 1 3 6
2 Mexico 3 2 0 1 -1 6
3 Korea Republic 3 1 0 2 0 3
4 Germany 3 1 0 2 -2 3
Group G
1 Belgium 3 3 0 0 7 9
2 England 3 2 0 1 5 6
3 Tunisia 3 1 0 2 -3 3
4 Panama 3 0 0 3 -9 0
Group H
1 Colombia 3 2 0 1 3 6
2 Japan 3 1 1 1 0 4
3 Senegal 3 1 1 1 0 4
4 Poland 3 1 0 2 -3 3
MATCH DETAILS
Tournament FIFA WC 2018 - Week 3
Stadium Stadion Luzhniki
Match time Tue, 26 Jun 2018, 07:30 PM
Updated: Jun 26, 2018 21:22 PM | Published: Jun 26, 2018 18:05 PM
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