The two goalkeepers are the captains today. Lloris and Schmeichel. France can become the first team to qualify for the World Cup 2022 knockout stages, while the Danes can neither qualify nor be eliminated. It's time for the France national anthem. There are more French fans in the ground, which looks just over 50% full. The players are in the tunnel of Stadium 974, a stadium built from shipping containers. Giroud to make history? After drawing level with Thierry Henry’s record haul of 51 France goals in the thrashing of Australia, Olivier Giroud will become his country’s highest ever scorer if he finds the net against Denmark. Eriksen: "We didn’t feel that it was particularly hot because of the air conditioning in the stadium"Speaking ahead of Denmark’s Group D game with France, Christian Eriksen discussed the air conditioning at pitch level in Qatar:“We’ve postponed training because of the heat.
Bah is going to take a long throw-in! It's their last chance... Mbappé is now back on his feet. Mbappé is down after a challenge from Bah. Rabiot breaks up the Danish counter attack. France keep possession... Can Denmark find a way through? The click ticks down... Three World Cup goals for MbappéHe has his brace! Griezmann goes offOFF Antoine GriezmannON Youssouf Fofana Denmark changeOFF Rasmus KristensenON Alexander Bah Mbappé is through on goal. The ball bounces up, he goes for the volley, but it's straight at Schmeichel. There will be six minutes added on! Mbappé braceIt's now 14 goals in 12 France games for Kylian Mbappé! As things stand, France are in the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup. Griezmann crosses to the back post and Mbappé is there to score from close range.
That's one from Opta. Dembélé switches it from right to left and Mbappé hits a volleyed cross into the box for Giroud. His header goes wide. 0-0 Cornelius scored a brace in Denmark's 2-1 win over France earlier this year. Denmark go on the break. Cornelius buries his effort wide. Brilliant defending by Denmark. Schmeichel saves Griezmann's low shot and then they find a way to block Dembélé's shot. The Danes are under siege! All the pressure is coming from Les Bleus now, who are being roared on by the French supporters in the ground. Raph returnsVarane is back for his first game since being sidelined with an injury in late October. Mbappé picks Koundé out at the back post.
Schmeichel punches it away! Christensen concedes the corner after Rabiot does well on the right. Griezmann's corner is headed wide by Tchouaméni. It actually deflects off Maehle and goes out for another corner. Griezmann takes the corner from the left. Andersen gets up highest to head it away. 1-1 The official attendance tonight is 42, 860. The momentum is with Denmark now. France are taking no risks with Varane, who has played his first game tonight since late October.