FIFA WC 2022: France vs Denmark | Preview & prediction | H2H| Lineup

France and Denmark resume their Group D games when they face each other at Stadium 974 on Saturday, as France, eyeing to seal a place in the knockouts.

France at the top of the Group thrashed Australia 4-1 in the last game, as Olivier Giroud's brace equaled Thierry Henry's feat in Le Blues shirt. The AC Milan striker showcased why he is Deshcamps' trusted soldier in France's camp scoring his 50th and 51st goal, moreover, midfielder Adrien Rabiot and forward Kylian Mbappe's goals turned the game to cancel Kangaroos's Craig Goodwin's nine-minute goal. 

The defending champions lost reigning Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema to injury, on the eve of the tournament, however, the former Arsenal striker Giroud took the opportunity and now needs to score the record-breaking 52nd goal to overtake Thierry Henry.

The Deshcamps' side is just one foot away from reaching the round of sixteen, should they win against Denmark, which will mark their sixth win in a row in the World Cup finals, a feat which earlier only achieved by Spain in the 2010 edition. 

On the other hand, Denmark played a statement against Tunisia, which played a disappointing 0-0 game. However, the Danes are eyeing a top-two finish no matter what in complicated Group D but face an uphill task as they face France. 

Kasper Hjulmand has a bunch of talented players at his helm, who need to bring their A game against the Le Blues. The Scandinavian nation would require similar confidence from Eriksen and his men as they showed twice this year against France in Nations League with 20 and 2-1 wins. 

A truly intriguing game is ahead for the spectators in Stadium 974, as defending champions France and Darkhorse Denmark lock horns.

France v Denmark Head To Head

France edges over Denmark in this fixture with eight wins from 16 meetings, as the Danes registered six wins. Kasper Hjulmand who are unbeaten in the last three games against Le Blues, and have never secured three consecutive wins against them.

Moreover, the Danes side will be hoping for a similar feat that the 2002 edition side showed against then-defending champions France with a 2-0 win. Furthermore, the Scandinavian nation has an unwanted record of four draws in the last World Cup games. Only Belgium holds a similar streak of five consecutive draws in the tournament between 1998 and 2002.

Meanwhile, France have never registered six consecutive wins in World Cup finals, as the enormous feat is up for grabs. 

France v Denmark Team News


France are dealing with a huge injury crisis, as many big names pulled out of the World Cup in Qatar with injury. Moreover, now left-back Lucas Hernandez adds to the long list of injury absentees as the Bayern Munich man out for the rest of the World Cup, his brother Theo Hernandez taking over left-back duty, impressing in the last game.

Furthermore, forward Kingsley Coman has a serious hip issue as he missed Friday's training session. Meanwhile, defender Raphael Varane is ready for the Denmark challenge having returned fit.


Kasper Hjulmand dealing with a similar circumstance as Deschamps faced with Lucas Hernandez, as midfielder Thomas Delaney has been ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury.

With Delaney's injury, Eriksen who is playing his first major tournament since his cardiac arrest in last year's Euros is anticipated to play a deeper role to pair with Pierre-Emile Hojberg in the midfield. Otherwise, there is no fresh injury concern for the Hjulmand's side.

France v Denmark Predicted lineup


Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud


Schmeichel; Andersen, Christensen, Kjaer; Kristensen, Hojbjerg, Eriksen, Maehle; Skov Olsen, Dolberg, Damsgaard

France v Denmark kick-off time, and venue

The Group D match encounters on Saturday, November 25 will kick off at 9.30 PM IST, 4:00 PM Local Time.


Stadium 974


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