France v Denmark, 26 November 2022

Score2-1 to France
RefereeSzymon Marciniak
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group D
VenueStadium 974, Doha
Attendance42,860
Kick-off: 7.00pm local (4.00pm GMT) . FIFA world ranking: France 4, Denmark 10 . This was the third time Denmark had faced the reigning champions at the World Cup finals; lost 3-2 to Brazil in a Quarter-final 1998 in Nantes before a 2-0 win against France in the 2002 group stage in Incheon with goals from Dennis Rommedahl and Jon Dahl Tomasson. . 11 of the 23 games so far at this World Cup tournament had now been goalless at half-time. . In winning their first two group games, France became the first team to qualify for the Round of 16 in this World Cup tournament. . France became the first nation to win six consecutive games at the World Cup finals since Spain 2010. . France failed in their attempt to become the first nation to score four or more goals in three consecutive games at World Cup finals since Hungary in 1954. . With his 31st goal for France, 23 year-old Kylian Mbappé became Les Bleus’ joint-seventh highest all-time goalscorer along with Zinédine Zidane. . Aged 36 years and 57 days, Olivier Giroud failed in his attempt to become the second player aged 36 or older to score in consecutive appearances at World Cup finals after Tom Finney for England in 1958 (36 years and 64 days). . Denmark's preceding four games at World Cup finals had been drawn. Belgium remained as the only nation that had been involved in five consecutive draws at the tournaments (between 1998 and 2002). . Denmark had now kept a clean sheet in three of their last six games at World Cup finals. . Denmark would now at least need to beat Australia in their final group game to stand a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of this World Cup tournament. . Denmark won the two most recent meetings with France in all competitions; both in the 2022 UEFA Nations League. .

2  France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

1  Denmark

Manager: Kasper Hjulmand

Goals:

Kylian Mbappé 61 G
Kylian Mbappé 86 G

Goals:

Andreas Christensen 68 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (captain)
Defender Jules Koundé
Defender Dayot Upamecano
Defender Raphaël Varane
Defender/Midfielder Theo Hernandez
Midfielder Adrien Rabiot
Midfielder/Forward Ousmane Dembélé
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Griezmann
Forward Olivier Giroud
Forward Kylian Mbappé

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (captain)
Defender Victor Nelsson
Defender/Midfielder Joachim Andersen
Defender/Midfielder Joakim Maehle
Midfielder Christian Eriksen
Midfielder/Forward Mikkel Damsgaard
Midfielder/Forward Jesper Lindstrøm

Substitutions:

Marcus Thuram for Olivier Giroud 63
Kingsley Coman for Ousmane Dembélé 75
Ibrahima Konaté for Raphaël Varane 75
Youssouf Fofana for Antoine Griezmann 93

Substitutions:

Martin Braithwaite for Andreas Cornelius 46
Kasper Dolberg for Mikkel Damsgaard 73
Christian Norgaard for Jesper Lindstrøm 85
Alexander Bah for Rasmus Kristensen 92

Cards:

Jules Koundé 43 Y

Cards:

Andreas Christensen 20 Y
Andreas Cornelius 23 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda
Defender Axel Disasi
Defender Ibrahima Konaté
Defender William Saliba
Defender/Midfielder Benjamin Pavard
Midfielder Eduardo Camavinga
Midfielder Youssouf Fofana
Midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi
Midfielder Jordan Veretout
Midfielder/Forward Kingsley Coman
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Thuram

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Oliver Christensen
Goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow
Defender Simon Kjaer
Defender/Midfielder Alexander Bah
Defender/Midfielder Jens Stryger Larsen
Defender/Midfielder Daniel Wass
Midfielder Mathias Jensen
Midfielder Christian Norgaard
Midfielder/Forward Robert Skov
Midfielder/Forward Andreas Skov Olsen
Midfielder/Forward Jonas Wind
Forward Kasper Dolberg
Forward Yussuf Poulsen

Comments:

France named 13 of a possible 15 substitutes. Karim Benzema (thigh) and Lucas Hernández (ACL) were unavailable due to injury.

Comments:

Denmark named 14 of a possible 15 substitutes. Thomas Delaney was unavailable due to a knee injury.