Kylian Mbappe illuminated France’s World Cup homecoming, while Olivier Giroud ended his international goal drought to help seal a 2-1 Nations League win over the Netherlands.
Croatia needed the heroics of goalkeeper Danijel Subasic in a penalty shoot-out to beat Denmark after the game finished 1-1 after-extra-time.
Denmark boss Age Hareide is eagerly anticipating a battle between Christian Eriksen and Luka Modric when his side face Croatia on Sunday.
FourFourTwo South Africa picks out the stars who’ve shone brightest so far at the 2018 World Cup.
Croatia star Ivan Perisic has told his team that they would need to improve to overcome Denmark in the last 16 of the World Cup.
The first 0-0 of the World Cup means both Denmark and France will be playing in the round of 16.
France topped Group C to advance to the World Cup last-16 after playing to the first goalless draw of the tournament against Denmark at the Luzhniki Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
Mile Jedinak’s second penalty of the World Cup earned Australia a precious 1-1 draw against Denmark after a controversial VAR decision led to Christian Eriksen’s superb opener being cancelled out in Samara.
Denmark maintained their unbeaten run in Group C, despite playing to a 1-1 draw with Australia in their second Fifa World Cup encounter at Samara on Thursday afternoon.
Yussuf Poulsen’s second-half strike helped Denmark claim a narrow 1-0 victory over Peru in their 2018 World Cup Group C opener on Saturday evening.