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World Cup group C: Denmark join France in the round of 16

Group C final standings, results, squads, live TV guide and betting odds

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Denmark got the point they needed against France to qualify for the World Cup round of 16.

A goalless draw between the two European nations, the first 0-0 at this summer’s finals, saw France finish top of group C and Denmark end up in second.

Australia started the day in with a chance of qualifying but they lost their final match against Peru 2-0 to finish bottom of the group.

Group C results

  • France 2 Australia 1
  • Peru 0 Denmark 1  
  • Denmark 1 Australia 1
  • France 1 Peru 0 
  • Denmark 0 France 0
  • Australia 0 Peru 2

Group C team profiles

France
  • Head coach: Didier Deschamps 
  • Fifa ranking: 7 
  • Number of World Cup appearances: 14 
  • Best finish: champions in 1998 
  • Player to watch: Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)

France World Cup results

  • France 2 Australia 1 
  • France 1 Peru 0 
  • Denmark 0 France 0

France 23-man squad

  • Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris St-Germain) 
  • Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris St-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Adil Rami (Marseille), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) 
  • Midfielders: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich) 
  • Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)
Australia
  • Head coach: Bert van Marwijk 
  • Fifa ranking: 40 
  • Number of World Cup appearances: four 
  • Best finish: round of 16 in 2006 
  • Player to watch: Tim Cahill (unattached)

Australia World Cup results

  • France 2 Australia 1 
  • Denmark 1 Australia 1  
  • Australia 0 Peru 2

Australia 23-man squad

  • Goalkeepers: Brad Jones (Feyenoord), Mat Ryan (Brighton), Danny Vukovic (Genk) 
  • Defenders: Aziz Behich (Bursaspor), Milos Degenek (Yokohama F. Marinos), Matthew Jurman (Suwon Samsung Blue Wings), James Meredith (Millwall), Josh Risdon (Western Sydney), Trent Sainsbury (Grasshopper Zurich) 
  • Midfielders: Jackson Irvine (Hull City), Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa), Robbie Kruse (VfL Bochum), Massimo Luongo (QPR), Mark Milligan (Al-Ahli), Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield), Tom Rogic (Celtic), Tim Cahill (unattached) 
  • Forwards: Daniel Arzani (Melbourne City), Tomi Juric (Luzern), Mathew Leckie (Hertha Berlin), Andrew Nabbout (Urawa Red Diamonds), Dimitri Petratos (Newcastle Jets), Jamie Maclaren (Hibernian)
Peru
  • Head coach: Ricardo Gareca 
  • Fifa ranking: 11 
  • Number of World Cup appearances: four 
  • Best finish: quarter-finals in 1970 and 1978 
  • Player to watch: Jefferson Farfan (Lokomotiv Moscow)  

Peru World Cup results

  • Peru 0 Denmark 1
  • France 1 Peru 0 
  • Australia 0 Peru 2

Peru 23-man squad

  • Goalkeepers: Pedro Gallese (Veracruz), Carlos Caceda (Deportivo Municipal), Jose Carvallo (UTC) 
  • Defenders: Aldo Corzo (Universitario), Luis Advincula (Lobos Buap), Christian Ramos (Veracruz), Miguel Araujo (Alianza Lima), Alberto Rodriguez (Atletico Junior), Anderson Santamaria (Puebla), Miguel Trauco (Flamengo), Nilson Loyola (Melgar) 
  • Midfielders: Renato Tapia (Feyenoord), Pedro Aquino (Leon), Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City), Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria Guimaraes), Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo), Edison Flores (Aalborg), Andy Polo (Portland Timbers), Wilder Cartagena (Veracruz) 
  • Forwards: Andre Carrillo (Benfica), Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia), Jefferson Farfan (Lokomotiv Moscow), Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo)
Denmark
  • Head coach: Age Hareide 
  • Fifa ranking: 12 
  • Number of World Cup appearances: four 
  • Best finish: quarter-finals in 1998 
  • Player to watch: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)

Denmark World Cup results

  • Peru 0 Denmark 1 
  • Denmark 1 Australia 1 
  • Denmark 0 France 0

Denmark 23-man squad

  • Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Frederik Ronnow (Brondby), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield) 
  • Defenders: Simon Kjaer (Sevilla), Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield), Andreas Christensen (Chelsea), Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford), Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Jens Stryger Larsen (Udinese), Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich) 
  • Midfielders: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham), Lasse Schone (Ajax), Michael Krohn-Dehli (Deportivo La Coruna), Thomas Delaney (Werder Bremen), William Kvist (FC Copenhagen), Lukas Lerager (Bordeaux) 
  • Forwards: Andreas Cornelius (Atalanta), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax), Martin Braithwaite (Middlesbrough), Nicolai Jorgensen (Feyenoord), Pione Sisto (Celta Vigo), Viktor Fischer (FC Copenhagen), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig)

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