According to Annibale Frossi,the Italian Manager, a perfect game of football would end 0-0 with neither of the teams making any mistake. Neither a perfect game nor a thrilling game was played out between Denmark and France which ended in a “Perfect Result”.
Both the teams would be happy to take the result as Denmark joined France as the two teams to qualify from the group after the Denmark vs France match. They needed a draw to make sure that Australia , in case of a victory against Peru wouldn’t surpass them in the points table.
With Australia already trailing 2-0 , the Danes decided to play it safe going for a draw. The first goalless draw of the 2018 World cup, making it the longest wait from the start of a single tournament for one (36).
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The 78,000 fans at the Sochi had little to cheer for as only 4 shots were fired from inside the box the whole game. The fans were happy to take the result but the way things turned disappointed them as the boos and jeers were audible when both the teams showed lack of intent in moving forward in the Denmark vs France game .
Brathwaite was good in the opening minutes posing some threat in the right flank for the French. Giroud’s flick was turned down by Kasper, Apart from this there was little efforts in the first half. The Danes had a real chance in the 28 minute when Jorgensen’s cross to a fleeing Eriksen was cut short by Mandanda.
3 – Games with the fewest shots attempted at the World Cup 2018 :
🇩🇰Denmark vs France 🇫🇷15
🇦🇺Australia vs Peru 🇵🇪18
🇫🇷France vs Australia 🇦🇺18
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A spilled spot kick from Eriksen in the second half was so near to Corellieus before it was safely cupped by Mandanda. With Fekir coming in for Griezmann in the 70th minute showed some spirit with a long ranger hitting the outside net another denied by Kapser.
That was all the action for the Denmark vs France game with both the teams trying little to score and ultimately sharing the spoils in a very timid and sorry affair.
Denmark make it but not in style.
To all the Danish fans it was much of frustration to see their team play such a game with lack of passion for scoring. With the Danish coach already being criticized for the style of football being played by their national team, this result would bring the critics tails up.
38 games have been played at the 2018 World Cup
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He defended the team saying that qualifying for the last 16 was their first goal coming into the World cup in a strong group and they are happy that they have made it.
“Our goal was to come here and was to progress to the last 16,” said Hareide. “We had a tough group and if you look at the teams we played, it was one of the toughest.
“We just needed one point. We were up against one of the best teams in the world at counter-attacks, so we would have been stupid to make a lot of space for them.
“It was a 0-0 and we’re very pleased with that. When you’re in a situation where you need one point to progress. If you are looking for one word to sum it up, it would be discipline.”
Coiffers didnt turn up good for Denmark vs France
Deschamps made as many as six changes for the Denmark vs France game and all proved no merry as the French attack didn’t fire. Griezmann hasn’t been firing upfront with only one goal that came from a penalty. Giroud failing to make his efforts count would be a bother for Deschamps as they head in to the Last 16.
Deschamps started two Defensive Midfielder’s bringing in Nzonzi along with Kante. Dembele who was given a start failed to impress as well.
Fekir was the only one despite playing only 20 minutes showed attacking spirit. France have been good enough to go through as group winners but with Last 16 coming up, they will want their strikers to on full throttle for the games ahead after this timid affair in the Denmark vs France draw.
Speaking after the game here is what the French coach Didier Deschamps had to say about both the teams playing out such a dour and dull draw in the Denmark vs France game :
“The Danish manager may have defended too much, because he got what he wanted, which was a draw,” said Deschamps. “We tried to get a win.
“It was the most important thing for us to be top of the group. It wasn’t a very exciting game at the end because Denmark were happy with a draw so they would qualify.
“One point was good enough for them and we didn’t have to take risks to do better, because this result was okay for everyone.”
With Denmark claiming the much needed point and France already safe. Both the teams are up to some stiff challenge in the Round of 16 with France facing Argentina and Denmark facing Croatia.