FIFA World Cup 2018, Day 8: Australia Hold Denmark, France Win; Argentina Lose
Australia scored a debatable penalty to keep their last-16 hopes alive in their 1-1 draw against Denmark on Thursday. Australia cancelled out Christian Eriksen's fine opener when Mile Jedinak converted from the spot after Yussuf Poulsen's handball in the area was penalised by VAR. In the second match, Kylian Mbappe's first-half strike helped France overcome - and eliminate - a resilient Peru to earn a spot in the knockout round of the World Cup. In the final match of the day, Argentina were stunned 3-0 by Croatia in their Group D clash at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod.
Christian Eriksen scored a screamer to give Denmark the lead in the 7th minute against Australia.
Australia cancelled out Eriksen's fine opener when Mile Jedinak converted from the spot after a VAR review.
Teenager Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest World Cup goalscorer as they beat Peru 1-0.
Mbappe struck in the 34th minute to give France the lead in the first half against Peru.
Lionel Messi got close to giving Argentina the breakthrough early in the first half against Croatia.
Ante Rebic broke the deadlock for Croatia in the 53rd minute after Argentina's keeper Willy Caballero error.
Luka Modric scored a stunning goal as Croatia beat Argentina 3-0.