FIFA World Cup 2018: France and Denmark both qualified for knockouts after a goalless draw

Denmark, in a Group-C match on Tuesday, has played the first goalless draw of FIFA World Cup 2018 with France and made it to the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup. For the first time in this World Cup, there was no single goal in any match. Well after this draw, Denmark now has five points and became the second team to reach the last 16 of their group.

At the same time, France has already reached the final-16 but after the goalless draw in this match, it has seven points. France remained at the top with two wins and one draw in three matches in their group.

France started aggressively in the match and got the first corner in the 16th minute but Thomas Lemar could not make it into the goal. However the team continued their attack. Denmark got a corner in the 23rd minute and this time Christian Eriksen missed.

France, with 6 changes in this match, earned another corner in the 27th minute which also went wasted. In the 30th minute, Denmark had an easy chance to make a goal but Eriksen collided with France’s goalkeeper Steve Mandanda and ball rolled away from them.

France’s Ousmane Dembele could not take advantage of the free kick provided in the 34th minute. None of the two teams could be able to open the account till half time.

Second Half and the Goalless Draw :

Denmark got a corner in the 63rd minute and Eriksen missed it too. Denmark got a free kick in the 68th minute and it was also useless.

France brought another young player, Nabil Fekir in place of Antoine Griezmann. Fekir made a great opportunity which failed. Just minutes before the match ended, both the teams made many attempts to score goals but no success was found by any of them.

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