France are aiming to become only the third team in the competition’s long history to defend a World Cup title in Qatar 2022 and they have already made a strong start.
Les Bleus shared with the rest of the tournament field that despite a string of injuries, they are more than equipped to make a deep run. No Karim Benzema? No problem. Olivier Giroud improved with two goals in the 4-1 win against Australia.
Denmark, semi-finalists of Euro 2021, are seen by many as a potential contender to beat France to first place in the group, but they couldn’t do better than a 0-0 draw against Tunisia in 30th place, who increased their chances for the We calculate the competition for a berth with the tip in hand.
The next round of play should prove interesting, highlighted by the much-anticipated clash between France and Denmark as the Danes seek back-to-back wins against the world champions following their Nations League triumphs earlier this year.
The two underdogs, Tunisia and Australia, will go head-to-head and only a win can realistically keep both hopes alive for the final day.
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Group D World Cup table
Group D games, results
(ET / GMT)
|Tue, Nov 22||Denmark 0Tunisia 0||highlights|
|Tue, Nov 22||France 4Australia 1||highlights|
|Sat, Nov 26||Tunisia vs Australia||5 p.m. / 10 p.m||Al Janoub|
|Sat, Nov 26||France vs Denmark||11 a.m. / 4 p.m||Stadium 974|
|Wed, Nov 30||Tunisia versus France||10 a.m. / 3 p.m||educational city|
|Wed, Nov 30||Australia vs Denmark||10 a.m. / 3 p.m||Al Janoub|
World Cup group tiebreaker
FIFA has confirmed a continuation of its final group stage rankings and tiebreak criteria for the 2022 World Cup, with final rankings being ranked according to the system below.
- Points scored in all group matches
- Goal difference in all group matches
- Number of goals scored in all group matches
- Points scored in the matches between the teams concerned
- Goal difference in the matches between the teams concerned
- Number of goals scored in the matches between the teams concerned
- Fair play points in all group matches (only one deduction can be made per player in a single match):
- Yellow card: −1 point;
- Indirect red card (second yellow card): −3 points;
- Direct red card: −4 points;
- Yellow card and direct red card: −5 points;
- drawing of lots.
World Cup 2022 Group D betting odds
Pre-tournament betting odds for France and other Group D teams in major global territories are below (odds via BetMGM for USA, Sky Bet for UK, Sports Interaction for Canada and Ladbrokes for Australia).
|France||-275 (US) 4/9 (UNITED KINGDOM) 1.41 (CAN) 1.40 (AU)|
|Denmark||+275 (US) 9/4 (UNITED KINGDOM) 3.46 (CAN) 3.75 (AU)|
|Australia||+1400 (US) 18/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 16 (CAN) 12.50 (AU)|
|Tunisia||+1700 (US) 20/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 17 (CAN) 15.00 (AU)|
|France||-2000 (US) 1/16 (UNITED KINGDOM) 1.09 (CAN) 1.08 (AU)|
|Denmark||-275 (US) 2/7 (UNITED KINGDOM) 1.33 (CAN) 1.30 (AU)|
|Australia||+333 (US) 9/2 (UNITED KINGDOM) 3.56 (CAN) 4.50 (AU)|
|Tunisia||+350 (US) 4/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 3.83 (CAN) 4.50 (AU)|
|team||to win the world championship|
|France||+600 (US) 6/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 4.91 (CAN) 7:00 (AU)|
|Denmark||+2800 (US) 28/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 17.86 (CAN) 29.00 (AU)|
|Australia||+40000 (US) 500/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 217 (CAN) 251 (AU)|
|Tunisia||+40000 (US) 750/1 (UNITED KINGDOM) 304 (CAN) 401 (AU)|
Will the 3rd place finishers move up at the 2022 World Cup?
In short, no, they don’t. FIFA has confirmed that the third-placed teams will not qualify for the last 16 as only the top two nations of each group advance to the knockout stages.