It took 38 games but now the World Cup has had it’s first 0-0 draw as Group C qualifiers France and Denmark drew blanks in Moscow, whilst Peru defeated Australia
It was a lacklustre affair as fans booed at full-time following a game where action was limited and following France making numerous changes, lacked quality.
Olivier Giroud had the best opening in a first half where there were more penalty appeals than shots, but the rangy forward hit over.
Nabil Fekir tested Kasper Schmeichel in the second half whilst Christian Eriksen lashed a shot wide from the edge of the box, not a spectacle in the capital.
Elsewhere, Peru earned a first World Cup win in 38 years.
Winger Andre Carrillo fired in a terrific opener, a sweet right-footed volley in the first half as the South American fans rejoiced in their thousands.
A trend of this year’s tournament has been the vast support from South America, Colombia, Peru and Argentina bringing vast amounts over to Russia.
Captain Paolo Guerrero capped the win with a goal for himself, astonishing as he was set to miss the tournament due to a drugs test but was defended by captains of the respective nations in their group.
France win the group and await the revealing of their opponents, but the possibility of a mouth-watering tie with Argentina is realistic. Whilst Denmark are set to face Croatia who currently lead Group D, they play Iceland.