Denmark out to stop France in group C

Denmark out to stop France in group C
Paul Pogba (2-L) of France celebrates with team mate Olivier Giroud (L) after scoring the 2-1 lead during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group C preliminary round soccer match between France and Australia in Kazan, Russia, 16 June 2018.

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Jun 25, 2018. 11:58

Denmark will hope to stop France when the two sides meet in their third Group C match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday.

The Danes are also chasing to end the Les Bleus' dominance over them as well as booking a spot in the last 16.

Fresh from a draw against Australia and a win over Peru leaves Denmark placed second in the group with four points.

Although they are close to securing their spot in the last eight, they still have to beat France or draw at least, and hope Australia fail to beat Peru in the other match.

On the other hand, the 1998 champions are having a great tournament so far as they are yet to lose or draw in the group.

In their opening match, they met Australia whom they handed a 2-1 defeat and against Peru they also secured maximum points with a 1-0 win.

They now occupy the top with six points and this sees them heading to the knockout stages, and they will want to avoid a loss in the group.

Meanwhile, France and Denmark will meet for the 14th time on Tuesday and the 1998 champions hope to bag their ninth win whilst Denmark will target their fifth.

The match will be staged at Stadion Luzhniki, Moscow at 16:00 (CAT) on Tuesday.

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