France will look to safe a spot within the subsequent spherical as they face a Denmark facet that underwhelmed of their first match.
Who: France v Denmark, Group D
The place: Stadium 974
When: Saturday, November 26, 7pm (16:00 GMT)
Face to face: France (8), Denmark (6) and two attracts
Denmark are considerably of an excellent luck allure for France, who encountered them on the group stage in 1998 and 2018 – the final two victorious World Cup campaigns for Les Bleus.
Denmark lacklustre in opening match
Denmark had been labelled “darkish horses” by many pundits for the match, having been on a latest effective run of type that included beating France twice within the nations league.
Nevertheless, perceptions of the Scandinavians have modified after they had been bullied by Tunisia in a chest-thumping, high-octane opening match.
The Eagles of Carthage performed with an depth that took the spark out of the “Danish Dynamite” who slowly grew into the sport, with Andreas Cornelius lacking a gilt-edged likelihood within the remaining minutes.
France rampant towards Australia
In the meantime, France loved a effective begin to their World Cup marketing campaign swatting apart the Socceroos 4-1 courtesy of an Olivier Giroud brace.
There can be slight issues that they allowed Australia, who lacked actual high quality of their group, to open the scoring.
Simply earlier than the match started, Karim Benzema needed to withdraw after failing to get better from a thigh harm. Nonetheless, France boast a humiliation of riches up entrance with Kylian Mbappe, Antione Greizmann and Giroud as starters.
Denmark’s Thomas Delaney needed to come off simply earlier than half-time on Tuesday and is a doubt for the match. He has been a stalwart of the Danish midfield over the previous years and likewise impressed atthe
membership degree for Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla.
The Danes will look to Christian Eriksen to orchestrate Danish play towards a robust France group. He did present flashes of brilliance towards Tunisia however might want to increase his recreation towards superior opposition.
Apart from Benzema, France are lacking a number of key gamers, together with Pogba and Kante, who had been unable to journey to Qatar due to harm. Nevertheless, they are going to really feel assured that their replacements, Actual Madrid’s duo of Aurélien Tchouaméni and Eduardo Camavinga in addition to Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot, who scored towards Australia, will be capable of fill within the hole.
A win will see France safe a spot within the final 16. If Denmark win as an alternative, they are going to fancy their possibilities of coming second within the group, as they are going to face an Australian facet subsequent that appeared disjointed and missing any actual high quality of their opening match.