Christian Eriksen played and Spurs teammate Hugo Lloris watched on as Denmark and France played out one of the less memorable games of Russian Federation 2018 so far but a 0-0 draw will have pleased both sides' coaches and fans.
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They proceeded to play out a dour draw that was devoid of the attacking intent and endeavor that have characterized Russian Federation 2018 so far - bringing a record run of 36 games without a goalless draw to a sleep-inducing halt. One point will be enough to progress to the next stage but Hareide will also be keen to see Denmark improve their possession-based football in the final third of the pitch. The 33-year-old made his first and only save in the 54th minute, spilling Christian Eriksen's free-kick before pouncing on the loose ball.More news: Belgium romp past Tunisia with Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku doubles
The second half was a slight improvement on the opening 45 minutes, with substitute Nabil Fekir finally showing some positivity.
"It has not ended up a very exciting match because the Danish team were satisfied with a draw as it meant they would qualify".
France has won Group C and will open the round 16 on Saturday afternoon in Kazan, playing the Group D runner-up. Even the top World Cup teams will have difficulty scoring against the Danes.
But if Argentina and Lionel Messi beats Nigeria in Group D later Tuesday and Iceland fails to overcome likely group winners Croatia, it would indeed bring up the France-Argentina tussle in the first knockout phase.