Group D play began Tuesday with Denmark and Tunisia playing to a 0-0 draw. Defending World Cup champions France will be in action later in the day against Australia.
France are the heavy favorites to win this group at DraftKings Sportsbook, entering the tournament at -225 in that category. France are -1400 to qualify for the knockout stage, while Denmark are expected to join them. The Danes are -280 to make the knockout round.
Here are the standings and upcoming schedule for Group D at the 2022 World Cup.
Update — France and Australia will advance out of Group D and onto the Round of 16 in the World Cup. France had already basically locked up a spot in the knockout round with two wins to start the tournament. Australia gets in after defeating Denmark while Tunisia falls short.
Group D standings
- France, 2-0-1, 6 GF, 1 GA, +3 GD, 6 points
- Australia, 2-0-1, 3 GF, 4 GA, -1 GD, 6 points
- Tunisia, 1-1-1, 1 GF, 1 GA, 0 GD, 4 points
- Denmark, 0-1-2, 1 GF, 3 GA, -2 GD, 1 point
Group D schedule
Tuesday, November 22
Denmark 0, Tunisia 0
France 4, Australia 1
Saturday, November 26
Australia 1, Tunisia 0 — Tunisia led time of possession, shots, and shots on goal, but Australia made the most of their chances. They only had two shots on goal, but they landed one in the 23rd minute, which held up the rest of the way. Australia can clinch beat or tie Denmark, Australia can advance to the knockout stage with a draw against Denmark next Wednesday.
France 2, Denmark 1 — France clinched the first knockout stage berth with their win over Denmark. Kylian Mbappé scored the two goals in the 61st and 82nd minute. Denmark can still advance with a win over Australia if Tunisia loses or draws France. A Tunisia upset stunner would move the qualifying decision into the goal differential tiebreaker.
Wednesday, November 30
Tunisia 1, France 1
Australia 1, Denmark 0