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France and Denmark advance out of Group C after revolting 0-0 draw


Denmark v France: Group C - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Final Scores: Peru 2 - Australia 0, France 0 - Denmark 0.

That’s it. France and Denmark are through, thanks to a 0-0 game I want to press charges against. That was miserable.

Peru fought hard and gave us some wonderful moments, so for that, I guess, thank you Peru.

Hey France and Denmark: BOOOOOOOOOOO.

11:08 a.m. ET: Goal Peru, this time Paolo Guerrero, and it’s 2-0!

That might be it for Australia. Dang. Still, a wonderful moment for Peru.

Halftime — Peru 1 - Australia 0, France 0 - Denmark 0

Everything pretty much holding as it was before the game. As it stands, France and Denmark will advance. Peru, mathematically eliminated before the start of the match, is playing solely for pride, but what pride they are showing. Australia need a lot to change if they are going to escape.

10:17 a.m. ET — GOAL PERU, CARRILLO! Peru 1 - Australia 0.

André Carrillo with a right-footed volley, and Australia is in trouble now. They need to win and get help from France to advance, and that isn’t going to make it easy. On the other hand, good news for Denmark.

Peru’s first World Cup goal in 36 years!

Group C standings

(Top two teams advance)

Group C standings

Team Points Goal Diff. Goals Scored
Team Points Goal Diff. Goals Scored
France 7 2 3
Denmark 5 1 2
Peru 3 0 2
Australia 1 -3 2

Teams that advance:

France and Denmark



Group C kicks off its final set of matches on Tuesday for the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, both set for 10 a.m. ET. Denmark and France will face one another at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, while Australia and Peru will play at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia.

Follow along here or check back in to the live blog for key moments and score updates as Denmark looks to secure its spot in the Round of 16, France works to secure the leader position of Group C, and Australia gives one last shot at a chance for the Round of 16.

As both matches for Group C play at the same time, Denmark will need to show its best effort in order to move on to the Round of 16. If Australia wins its match against Peru to bump its points to four, Denmark needs to at least draw its match against France to finish in the group standings with five points. A win would place Denmark ahead of France with seven points, but France would still move on to the Round of 16 as it would finish with six points.

If Denmark loses and Australia wins, they will be tied in the Group C standings and will first move to goal differential to determine which team will move on to the knockout stage.