Denmark and France through to World Cup last 16 after goalless draw

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Coach Åge Hareide said the Danes would go in search of victory, resisting the unsafe temptation to look to settle for a draw in the match, which kicks off at 4pm Danish time at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Antoine Griezmann, surprisingly not among the six players rested by Didier Deschamps for this match, looked listless as he sought to probe the Danish defence for a way through.

"I know one point will be enough but that's not a good way to start the match", Norwegian Hareide said.

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"It will be a tough match tomorrow", Hareide added.

France and Denmark will face off this week, and the victor of this game will walk off the field owning the top spot in Group C. France now sits in first with 6 points with two wins, while Denmark is in second with 4 points due to one win and one draw. "When you have a bit less in your legs, it's harder to be at ease on the pitch, but he's still very important for us".

Denmark hit the Eagles 4-1 at the Stade de France in Paris in 1998, with the Nigerians failing to fully focus on the match but on a probable quarter -final match-up with Brazil, two years after the Nigeria U23 edged Brazil in the Olympics semi final in USA. We haven't done our best in terms of play but we've worked very hard for the points.

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"We are not going to give them a helping hand".

"I think we have progressed compared to the beginning of the competition", Varane said. So I am not interested in the other match until it's over. "I'm sure Denmark will also be playing to win". The best bet is the under 2.5 goals. Their third win in that edition also came against Denmark.

The only other country to have played Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16, Italy (USA 1994) did not make it to the finals in Russian Federation. You can not set your players to play for a draw.

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