France and Denmark Play out to First 0-0 Draw in 2018 World Cup

N'golo Kante of France and Thomas Delaney of Denmark. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9727726al)

France and Denmark played out to a 0-0 draw in the World Cup. The match was the first 0-0 draw of the 2018 World Cup and it also saw both team’s advance out of their group. France advance as group winners while Denmark advance as runners-up.

The two teams struggled to create chances during the first-half and the only entertaining action came when Ousmane Dembele struck a shot over the goal towards the end of the first-half.

France, who were already qualified for the last-16 before kick-off, appeared to not be prioritizing the game as they used it as an opportunity to rest many of their key players. Though it was Denmark who needed something from the game to advance, they were handed a favor by Peru who went on to defeat Australia 2-0. Prior to kickoff, Australia had a chance to advance to the last 16 if they defeated Peru and France defeated Denmark.