Kylian Mbappe scored the goals at Court 974 as the defending champions booked their place in the knockout stages ahead of a match. Jonathan Liu reports from Doha.
What now Denmark? Third place in the group with one point, Denmark You have to beat Australia in their final group match or be eliminated from the tournament. While this is far from a foregone conclusion, it may not be enough because if Tunisia put a number on France it could come down to the goal difference between them and Denmark or Australia as to who finishes second.
peep! peep! peeeeeeeeeeeeep! It all ended at Stadium 974, where France They booked their place in the knockout stages. They won by a bizarre goal from three, with Kylian Mbenabe scoring both sides of what turned out to be an Andreas Christensen consolation.
90 + 7 minutes: Denmark Throw deep into the territory of France. The ball is sent into the penalty area, France are half empty, and Mehly sends a hopeful shot from high range past the defender behind the goal.
90 + 6 minutes: The sound of a lot of “Allez!” It can be heard from the stands as French fans celebrate every pass their players make as they try to run the clock.
90 + 5 minutes: France He broke up front, with Marcus Thuram on the ball trying to lift it.
90 + 4 minutes: Denmark ping the ball around the outskirts of France’s penalty area, trying to find an opening. They haven’t had much luck.
90 + 3 minutes: France Substitution in the third of six minutes of extra time. Wesley Fofana plays with Antoine Griezmann, who made a great match.
90 minutes: As it stands, France are well on their way to the knockout stages, while a win over Australia in their final group game won’t stop them from doing so. Denmark out of the tournament. A tie will do the Australians… I guess.
France takes back the lead. The klaxon voice “This guy again”! Kylian Mbappe curled the ball into the net with his thigh, and swooped in behind Christensen to deflect a Griezmann cross. He scored from every six inches, but his movement once he saw Griezmann get the ball was fantastic.
84 minutes: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg pulls a fairly good shot into the upright from distance. Denmark Substitution: Christian Norgaard replaces Jesper Lindstrom.
81 minutes: Martin Braithwaite arrows in front of Jules Kounde with a close-range run to reach the end of a cross but is unable to slot the ball over the required side of the post. It scrapes paint extensively.
79 minutes: Adrien Rabiot channels Richarlison’s inner tube, launches himself acrobatic and attempts a scissor kick on a ball floating on the right side. He makes excellent contact with the ball but sends it just over the bar. great effort.
77 minutes: Rabiot finds himself in space down the sideline but is unable to pick anyone up with a low cross. corner for FranceWhich will be taken by Antoine Griezmann. The ball lunges in, Andersen loses flight and Tchwamini headers the ball into the left side of the goal. By complete accident, his head hit Joachim Mahle’s wholly unintentional butt and swerved away. “How’s your luck?” exclaims Ally McCoist at ITV Communications.
76 minutes: France Double substitution: Ibrahim Konate and Kingsley Coman replace Raphael Varane and Osman Dembele.
73 minutes: Eriksen only takes a corner half of it. Moments later, he appeared in front of the French penalty area with the ball at his feet and tried his luck with a shot that was blocked. Denmark Substitution: Kasper Dolberg replaces Mikkel Damsgaard.
72 minutes: Lloris goes down to make an impressive save from Jesper Lindstrom and France Clearly cut through the ball.
71 minutes: Mbappe tries to catch Thuram with a looping cross to the far post but only succeeds in sending the ball into the arms of Schmeichel.
69 minutes: Denmark She may have caught France napping on that occasion. They played three corners in a row for a long time but chose to send it to the near post. Andersen carried it into the crowded penalty area, where Christensen gleefully attacked it.
Denmark level! Andreas Christensen heads in a powerful corner kick after Joachim Andersen’s shot from Eriksen hits the near post.
64 minutes: France Substitute: Marcus Thuram replaces Olivier Giroud.
63 minutes: This was a great goal scored by Roadrunner speed. Mabppe caught the ball, ran down the inside left, and played it out to Hernandez on the overlap. Without looking, he pulled the ball inward from the sideline and finished Mbappe with a low diagonal effort from close range that took Nick his way.
France leads! Theo Hernandez and Kylian Mbappe link up, with the latter scoring by deflecting the ball back from the former, the ball deflecting slightly off Andreas Christensen on its way to Schmeichel.
59 minutes: Running towards the top, Antoine Griezmann edged past Victor Nelson to put himself in the goal. His shot is terrible and he shoots high over the crossbar.
57 minutes: Mbappe beats Joachim Andersen, lunges forward down the inside left and unleashes the shot, despite Olivier Giroud’s best attempt – likely by mistake, but they’re French so anything is possible – blocking his run by running across his own racing line. Kasper Schmeichel flicks it over the bar and nothing comes of it from the next corner.
54 minutes: Braithwaite wins a corner kick from Theo Hernandez. Christian Eriksen sends the ball towards the far post, where he heads clear. The ball is immediately sent to the mixer but the flag goes up for offside.
52 minutes: Denmark He won a corner kick that was played long towards the back post. Rasmus Christensen tries to head the ball back against the goal but Hugo Lloris officially claims it.
50 minutes: Mbappe plays the ball inside from the left truck, Dembélé. Hit hard, the ball bounces off the wing leg and bounces in the air and appears out of nowhere, Mbappe tries to pass it away from Schmeichel. He does not have enough room to maneuver and the goalkeeper is untroubled.
48 minutes: Christian Eriksen throws a great volley across the edge of the ball France Six yard box but Martin Braithwaite is unable to get close to it.
47 minutes: Andreas Christensen swept the ball towards the touchline as Mbappe and Rabiot tried to link up in a crowded Danish penalty area. Get it, Andreas! Get it!
46 minutes: Play resumes and Denmark You make a change. Martin Braithwaite as Andreas Cornelius.
Some first half analysis: “Denmark wears exactly the same colors as Poland in the previous match,” wrote Ben Kibet. “It’s a bit unhelpful to those of us, in the twilight twilight of football, who are struggling to keep up with where it is today, let alone the teams we’re supposed to be watching now. Certainly in these days of third groups and substitute third groups and fourth groups, it has to be done with something.”
peep! All is well at the break as the deadlock remains unbroken yet.
45 + 2 minutes: We are in the second of three minutes of extra time at the end of a very entertaining first half. France He dominated but has yet to score, although Olivier Giroud will feel he should have taken at least one of the few chances that came his way. He currently shares the record with Thierry Henry with 51, and is one goal shy of becoming France’s all-time top scorer.
45 minutes: French fans on the ground direct a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise. Is there any other kind of rendition when it comes to this particular anthem?
45 minutes: Nelson is receiving treatment but has been passed fit to continue for the time being.
42 minutes: Jules Kounde was booked for holding Victor Nelson on the ankle as the Frenchman scrambled to win back the ball he had just lost control of. It’s a nasty challenge. Conde stomped on the Danish defender’s ankle with great force.
39 minutes: Dembele picks Olivier Giroud into the acres of space around the penalty area with a dip from the sideline. With the goal at his mercy and only Schmeichel to win, Giroud volleyed the ball high over the crossbar.
37 minutes: Olivier Giroud beats Victor Nelson to head in a cross from Mbappe. The defender rains in the air and puts his effort wide. Kasper Schmeichel complains to the referee, claiming that Nelson was fouled by the French great striker. I’m not sure he’s right – Giroud just “wanted it more”, as they say and attacked the ball harder.
35 minutes: Jesper Lindstrom plays Cornelius at the back with a well-weighted ball. The Danish striker hits his flight perfectly, takes a few steps and unleashes the shot. On a large scale, but not by much.
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