DOHA, Qatar (Nov. 26) —— The starting lineups and team news for today’s FIFA World Cup 2022 Group D matchup between France vs Denmark at Stadium 974 on Saturday. France beat Australia in the group opener, while Denmark drew with Tunisia in the other opeing match in the group.
You can watch live broadcast of this game on Fox Sports 1 USA. Peacock TV Live and Telemundo are streaming the action live for Spanish viewers. Also, please don’t forget that you can watch every World Cup match live with fuboTV – U.S.-only with a 7-day free trial! Watch live streaming on Sling TV as well. Sign up today for your account. Game time for France vs Denmark is 11:00 am ET!
The surprise news today for France is that defender Raphael Varane starts in the heart of the defense and will partner Dayot Upamecanoin the back four. Varane picked up a thigh injury while playing in the Premier League for Manchester United, but the centerback is now fully fit and starts today. Read more news: Impressive Iran shock Bale, Wales 2-0 at World Cup 2022
Varane replaces Ibrahima Konate in the starting XI, while manager Didier Deschamps also bring in Jules Kounde to replace Benjamin Pavard at right-back. The team also includes Kylian Mbappé, Olivier Giroud, Adrien Rabiot, Ousmane Dembele, and Antoine Griezmann. The injured Lucas Hernandez is also out and is replaced by brother Theo Hernandez
Meanwhile, Christian Eriksen, Andreas Christensen and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg are among the starters today for Denmark who will be hoping for a win today in this crucial group match to stay in qualification contention after Australia picked up a win earlier today.
Former Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel also starts today and will be the captain for the Danes. Brentford’s Mikkel Damsgaard, Victor Nelsson, Jasper Lindstrom and Andreas Cornelius all come in for Denmark.
Earlier today, Australia picked up a vital 1-0 win over Tunisia to bounced back from the 4-1 defeat to France and leaves Group B nicely poised. France, the two-time FIFA World Cup champions, will qualify as group winners with victory here today at Stadium 974.
Denmark to play France: Schmeichel, Andersen, Nelsson, Christensen, Kristensen, Hojbjerg, Eriksen, Maehle, Lindstrom, Cornelius, Damsgaard
France team to play Denmark: Lloris, Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, Theo Hernandez, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe Giroud