In the opener, France rallied from a goal deficit to trounce Australia 4-1, while Denmark had to settle for a disappointing goalless draw against Tunisia.
France will take on Denmark in their second Group D match of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Saturday. Both sides will be entering this contest on the back of registering contrasting results in their opening fixtures. France rallied from a goal deficit to trounce Australia 4-1, while Denmark had to settle for a disappointing goalless draw against Tunisia. The defending champions will secure their place in the knockout stages of the competition with three points in this clash. On the other hand, Denmark will need the maximum points to keep their destiny in their own hands of progressing from the group.
|France vs Denmark||Key details|
|Kickoff time in India||9:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in France||5 pm|
|Kickoff time in Denmark||5 pm|
|Kickoff time in Qatar||7 pm|
This match will be extremely difficult to call, especially if the recent history is taken into consideration. Having been pitted in the same Nations League group, both sides produced contrasting sets of results. France could only manage five points from six games in League A Group 1 to secure the third spot. Meanwhile, Denmark clinched the second spot with 12 points from six matches. Notably, Denmark had beaten France both home and away in the recent Nations League.
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These two countries have played each other on quite a few occasions, with the earliest contests between them dating back several decades. A total of 17 times these two nations have come up against each other, with France winning eight of those and seven were won by Denmark. The remaining two games ended in draws. This shows how difficult it is to call a winner since there is very little to separate them. Notably, these two nations faced each other at the 1908 Olympic Games when Denmark astonishingly defeated France 17-1 in the semifinals. In that game, Sophus Nielsen of Denmark famously scored 10 goals.
|Total France goals||21|
|Total Denmark goals||32|
|Biggest France win||3-0 (1973, 2000)|
|Biggest Denmark win||17-1 (1908)|
|Last 5 matches (all competitions)||Results|
|Denmark beat France||2-0|
|France lose to Denmark||1-2|
|Denmark beat France||0-0|
|Denmark lose to France||1-2|
|France beat Denmark||2-0|