Denmark v France, 26 June 2018

Score0-0
RefereeSandro Ricci
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group C
VenueLuzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Attendance78,011
Kick-off: 5.00pm local Denmark v France was Match 37 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil) Assistant Referee 1: Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil) Assistant Referee 2: Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil) Fourth Official: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy) Reserve AR: Mauro Tonolini (Italy) VAR: Mauro Vigliano (Italy) AVAR 1: Wilton Sampaio (Brazil) AVAR 2: Carlos Astroza (Chile) AVAR 3: Tiago Martins (Portugal) With Peru facing Australia at the same time to complete the Group C fixtures, this was the first goalless draw after 38 games of this World Cup finals; a new competition record for most games played from the start of a World Cup finals before the first nil-nil draw. Prior to kick-off, it was known that a drawn game would confirm that both France and Denmark would reach the knock-out stages. The official FIFA stats showed that France had four shots on target in this game, while Denmark only had one. In their 19th game at the World Cup finals, this was Denmark's first-ever goalless draw. France had now gone unbeaten in the group stage in consecutive World Cup finals for the first time. Aged 33 years and 90 days, France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda had previously been an unused sub in 19 games at major tournaments (Euro 2008, 2012 and 2016 and World Cup 2010 and 2018) before making his first appearance in this game. Undoubtedly the most boring game of the 2018 World Cup.

0  Denmark

Manager: Age Hareido

0  France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Simon Kjaer (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Henrik Dalsgaard
Midfielder Thomas Delaney
Midfielder Christian Eriksen
Midfielder Pione Sisto

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda
Defender Lucas Hernández
Defender Presnel Kimpembe
Defender Djibril Sidibé
Defender Raphaël Varane (captain)
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Thomas Lemar
Midfielder Steven N'Zonzi
Midfielder/Forward Ousmane Dembélé
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Griezmann
Forward Olivier Giroud

Substitutions:

Viktor Fischer for Pione Sisto 60
Kasper Dolberg for Andreas Cornelius 75
Lukas Lerager for Thomas Delaney 90

Substitutions:

Benjamin Mendy for Lucas Hernández 50
Nabil Fekir for Antoine Griezmann 68
Kylian Mbappé for Ousmane Dembélé 78

Cards:

Mathias Jorgensen 45 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jonas Lössl
Goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow
Defender Jonas Knudsen
Midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli
Midfielder William Kvist
Midfielder Lukas Lerager
Midfielder Lasse Schöne
Midfielder/Forward Viktor Fischer
Forward Kasper Dolberg

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alphonse Aréola
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Defender Benjamin Mendy
Defender Benjamin Pavard
Defender Adil Rami
Defender Samuel Umtiti
Midfielder Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder Florian Thauvin
Midfielder Corentin Tolisso
Midfielder/Forward Nabil Fekir
Forward Kylian Mbappé