Russia 2018: France plays out dreary scoreless draw with Denmark
The France and Denmark men’s national football teams have played out an uninspiring goalless draw in their final 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup Group C match.
French and Danish soccer players rarely threatened each other’s goalposts during the fixture at the Luzhniki Stadium in the Russian capital city of Moscow on Tuesday as chances for either side were few and far between.
Both teams were just happy to sit back and earn the point as they had already advanced to the knockout stage.
It was the first scoreless match of the tournament after 36 games.
The France men’s national football team, nicknamed Les Bleus (The Blues), will take on the runner-up of Group D in the round of 16, while Danish Dynamite will next face that group’s winner.
During the official 2018 FIFA World Cup draw ceremony at Kremlin State Palace in the Russian capital city of Moscow on December 1 last year, the host nation, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay were put in Group A in the preliminary round of the tournament.
The Iran men’s national football team, nicknamed Team Melli, has joined Portugal’s A Selecção, Spain’s La Furia Roja and Atlas Lions of Morocco.
France is drawn in Group C, and is pitted against Australia, Peru and Denmark.
Argentina, Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria are drawn in Group D.
Group E consists of Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia.
While the 2014 FIFA World Cup champion Germany, Mexico, Sweden and South Korea shape Group F, Belgium, Panama, Tunisia and England are in Group G.
Group H has Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from June 14 to July 15. Russia opened the event against Saudi Arabia in a Group A fixture at Luzhniki Stadium. The hosts won the match 5-0.
A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. Source: Presstv