Denmark 0-0 France

France and Denmark both qualified for the round of 16 after playing out a desperately dull goalless draw in Moscow.

It was the first 0-0 stalemate of the tournament and the match was almost devoid of incident. The game was played at walking pace for long spells with neither goalkeeper ever being in danger of conceding a goal.

After a very cagey opening to the game Presnel Kimpembe headed wide from a France corner.

France had appeals for a penalty waved away by the referee when Djibril Sidibe’s cross appeared to hit Jens Stryger Larsen on the arm, while Denmark also thought they should have had a spot-kick when Christian Eriksen tried to latch on to Andreas Cornelius’ pinpoint cross.

The Tottenham star went down in the area as Steve Mandanda and Lucas Hernandez challenged him but again the official was unimpressed.

Antoine Griezmann’s shot was then gathered by Kasper Schmeichel as a mediocre opening 45 minutes came to an end.

The match continued to meander along after the interval until, in the 59th minute, Eriksen snatched at his shot when well-placed and the ball drifted wide of Mandanda’s goal.

Nabil Fekir’s shot with 20 minutes left flew into the side-netting and Olivier Giroud headed a late chance wide before Schmeichel saved another Fekir effort.

However, if anything, the second half was even worse than the first as the match petered out into the most sterile of stalemates.

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