The “curse of the champion” was broken: France went to the round of 16 with a great triumph against Denmark

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In an exciting game played at the 974 Stadium in Doha, France defeated their counterparts in Denmark 2-1 and secured their place in the second round early of the 2022 World Championship.

The contest began with analysis and good organization on the part of both casts, who closed the spaces and resorted to successive passes to try to break. In the first stage “les bleus” were closer, but the marker did not move until the complement.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was a great asset on court with notable interventions throughout the duel, however Kylian Mbappé generated a great combination with Theo Hernández and defined coldly at 61′, opening the account.

The Danes reacted soon after. Christian Eriksen sent a precise corner kick to Joachim Andersen, who pivoted to Andreas Christiensen, author of the temporary equalizer at 66′with a blow to the head.

From then on, emotions were not lacking, as Didier Deschamps’ men pushed repeatedly, while Kasper Hjulmand’s team was a whirlwind in its best minutes.

Finally, Mbappé repeated in front of the nets at 86′ and made it 2-1 for his national team: “Donatello” took advantage of one of Christensen’s few missteps to attack at the second post.

A) Yes, France reached six points and will play the last group date already classified to the round of 16; He will only have to define before Tunisia if he will advance as a pointer.

In addition, the “roosters” they cut the so-called “curse of the champion” in the last editions of the World Cup. Italy (2010), Spain (2014) and Germany (2018) they were knocked out in first in the first round during the tournament after their respective titles. ORA similar situation was experienced by the French cast itself in Korea-Japan 2002after being eliminated despite the crown obtained in 1998.