The victor of Group C will take on the runner-up of Group D (Nigeria's section) in the Round of 16 in Kazan on Saturday 30th June, while the victor of Group D will play the runner-up of Group C in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday 1st July.
Even so, the conversion of ball-playing centre-halves into holding midfielders is less common now and this instance showed just how much trust coach Aga Hareide has in his young player.
France, already sure to advance with two opening victories, goes into the round of 16 as the Group C victor and Denmark as runner-up.
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Cuadrado collected the pass and rushed toward the box, timing his shot perfectly to beat goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny . Poland can not now catch either Japan or Senegal, who have four points from two games.
It was the longest a World Cup had gone without a goalless draw since 1954, which had none. As far as betting is concerned, we are not getting a good enough price to wager on the French so the outright result is a market which I would avoid. Only two teams will move on to the knockout stage starting June 30th. The 33-year-old made his only save in the 54th minute, spilling Christian Eriksen's free-kick before pouncing on the loose ball.
It was a mostly forgettable first major tournament start for France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, who has been a backup at two World Cups and three European Championships. His team lost rhythm with a different trio of attacking midfielders to support Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud.
Ten minutes later, France full-back Lucas Hernandez had a better claim when Brentford's Henrik Dalsgaard got a lot of boot when he slid in to block a shot after a nice one-two with Oliver Giroud.
"It has not ended up a very exciting match because the Danish team were satisfied with a draw as it meant they would qualify".
Didier Deschamps' side will take on the runners-up from Group D which could be Argentina, while Denmark will most likely be paired with Croatia. Their next opponents will be determined later on Tuesday when Nigeria play Argentina in Saint Petersburg, and Iceland face Croatia in Rostov-on-Don.