On Tuesday afternoon, France secured the main part of the game in Moscow, taking first place in group C. It is little to say, however, that it did not shine against Denmark despite the changes that were supposed to bring freshness (0-0). This first draw and blank match of the competition allows the Scandinavian selection to see the eighths.

First place. That’s all there is to remember from the France and Denmark’s tasteless draw on Tuesday in Moscow (0-0), the first blank game in the 2018 World Cup. The way was really not there. But the goal has been achieved. The French, with a much-revamped team, have retained the Group C leadership chair and will face Group D’s second in the tournament’s first-eighth final on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Kazan. That’s all that matters, waiting to get to know the other side of the Blues in the evening.

2018 World Cup-on Tuesday afternoon in Moscow, France secured first place in Group C, but it didn’t shine against Denmark despite the changes that were supposed to bring freshness (0-0). This first draw and blank match of the competition allows the Scandinavian selection to see the eighths.

First place. That’s all there is to remember from the France and Denmark’s tasteless draw on Tuesday in Moscow (0-0), the first blank game in the 2018 World Cup. The way was really not there. But the goal has been achieved. The French, with a much-revamped team, have retained the Group C leadership chair and will face Group D’s second in the tournament’s first-eighth final on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Kazan. That’s all that matters, waiting to get to know the other side of the Blues in the evening.

Highlights:

< Other than that, we were close to nothing. Between Frenchmen who were unable to put on rhythm and Danes who were clearly determined to defend, the show was sorely lacking on the pitch of the Lujniki Stadium. Those bruises had no idea. No creativity in the game, not enough risk-taking on the sides, an Antoine Griezmann with absent subscribers... it was too many faults to witness anything other than the timid attempts of Olivier Giroud (15', 74'), Ousmane Dembรฉlรฉ (33', 45') or Griezmann (39', 51'). Fekir's entrance wasn't enough. It took the entrance of Nabil Fekir (68') to give a semblance of life to the habs offensive animation. Lyon Put a little spice into this tasteless French game, first finding the small net (70') and then the gloves of Kasper Schmeichel (82') on two shots full of spontaneity. A very rare quality among the actors present on the Moscow green rectangle. But not enough to allow the rookies to take the victory away. At least they were able to avoid defeat. The Varane-Kimpembรฉ hinge controlled an unambitious Danish attack. Steve Mandanda was under-solicited for his first start in a major tournament, although it took a good outing in the feet of Christian Eriksen (29') and a two-time parade of the Marseille goalkeeper on a free-kick from Tottenham (59') to keep the habs goal untouched. The other positive point for Les Bleus in this match was the whistle that was greeted by a bronca from the audience. Deserve.