Article

#WorldCup Roundup: France and Denmark hand first goalless game

France

France and Denmark battled to an underwhelming goalless draw in the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia. France were slightly the better side but found it hard to create clear-cut chances against a solid Denmark side. Didier Deschamps decided to rest a few key players in the French team – most notably Paul Pogba and he was missed. Noteworthy chances in the game were scarce and I was glad to hear the final whistle, I think I need to wash my eyes to be honest. This result is the first goalless game in the World Cup 2018 after 36 games played. The longest ever wait for a goalless draw in the World Cup.

Australia fell 2-0 to Peru in their final group game – a game they had to win to have any chance of qualification. Goals from Andrea Carrillo and Jose Paolo Guerrero sealed the victory. The result was of no real consequence to the Peruvians who were already knocked out of the competition before the game.

The result means France end the group stage as group winners with seven points, Denmark as runners-up with four points. Peru and Australia eliminated from the World Cup. France will face the runner-up in group D (hopefully Nigeria) and Denmark will face the winner of group D (most likely Croatia).

Ads

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail