The last day of this group held less drama than other groups with France already having clinched a spot in the next round. However, this left a match-up between France and Denmark fighting for the top spot, and Denmark hoping for a result to fend off a last second push from Australia. The final standings saw France hang on to the top spot over Denmark, who hung onto 2nd in order to advance.
Denmark vs France
Quite possibly the most boring match of the tournament so far. France made 6 changes to their line-up in order to rest before their knockout match-up. While Denmark only swapped the suspended Poulsen, then set up much in the same counter-attacking style they used in the 1st 2 matches. Ceding possession most of the match to a French side who didn’t seem to intend to do much with it. Aside from a few half PK shouts, a Dembele shot, and a couple Fekir shots, France didn’t threaten much. Denmark had a few chances through Eriksen but Mandanda was up to the task for the couple on target. Both squads took their point and have knockout matches to contend with. Denmark as runner-up will face group D winners Croatia on Sunday, July 1st at
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod at 2ET/1CT. France will face group D runner-up Argentina at 10ET/9CT Saturday, June 30th in Kazan Arena in Kazan.
Australia vs Peru
Australia came into the match looking for a longshot chance at advancing with a win and some help to sneak past Denmark into the knockout rounds, while Peru only had pride to play for. The match was primarily a back and forth affair with Peru making the most of their chances. In the 18th min a long ball, a missed control, and a fantastic volley from Carrillo put Peru ahead. This then opened the floodgates for the Aussie attack as chance after chance went begging. The half-time whistle came and many would have expected the Aussies to make changes in personnel and tactics to put the pressure on Peru. It was all for not, as Guerrero put home a half chance in the 50th min, crushing Aussie hopes. Tim Cahill came on shortly after to try and salvage something for the Australian squad. The Aussies pushed on again to try and find a way through, but it was too little too late. Peru had blown any opportunity Australia had to advance with a brave display to round out their tournament. At the final whistle, both sets of players and fans bid emotional farewells to their World Cup experiences and capturing a few neutral hearts along the way.
List of youtube videos and articles for American Scouser
Istanbul 2005 –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OQToElxke4
Gerrard final 2006 –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx97LGqGap8
Gerrard documentary – Make us dream Amazon prime
Liverpool vs Olympiacos 2004-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY8-lk01hiQ
Hillsborough 1989- https://www.thisisanfield.com/clubinfo/hillsborough/
Players taking part in the community
Yearly christmas visit to Alder Hey Children’s hospital 2017 –https://www.thisisanfield.com/2017/12/video-liverpool-squad-visit-alder-hey-childrens-hospital-ahead-christmas/
Stephen Darby foundation youth teams- https://www.thisisanfield.com/2019/05/liverpool-break-donations-target-for-snowdon-climb-in-aid-of-stephen-darby-foundation/
Mo Salah Times 100 – http://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2019/5567841/mohamed-salah/
Steven Gerrard foundation- http://www.stevengerrardfoundation.org/
Sir Kenny Dalglish Hillsborough facebook post – https://m.facebook.com/LiverpoolFans.YNWA/posts/525947220764929
Sir Kenny Dalglish Knighthood –https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/06/08/liverpool-great-kenny-dalglish-handed-knighthoodin-queens-birthday/
Sir Kenny Dalglish charities for Hillsborough – https://www.theguardian.com/football/2009/may/01/kenny-dalglish-hillsborough-memorial-match
Liverpool legends charity- https://foundation.liverpoolfc.com/legends-charity-match
2001 Treble winners – https://www.thisisanfield.com/2013/12/remembering-gerard-houlliers-treble-winners-2001/
Top goalscorers in history – https://www.lfchistory.net/Stats/PlayerGoalscorers
Top Appearances in history – https://www.lfchistory.net/Stats/PlayerAppearances