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2022 World Cup Group D: Fixtures, results and standings

By Ben Green

2022 World Cup Group D: Fixtures, results and standings

Published: 22:35, 26 November 2022

Reigning champions France have been placed into Group D at the 2022 World Cup, with Denmark, Tunisia and Australia making up an interesting quartet.

Didier Deschamps will be taking part in his third World Cup as manager of France, having previously reached the quarter-finals in 2014 and famously lifting the Jules Rimet Trophy at the tournament’s previous edition in 2018. History aside, Les Bleus travelled to the Persian Gulf having won just one of their six Nations League games earlier this year, while also losing Karim Benzema to injury. That recent poor form coupled with the loss of a Ballon d’Or winner could spell danger as the tournament goes on, but Deschamps can still call upon the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Aurelien Tchouameni and Raphael Varane for inspiration.

Denmark will also fancy their chances of making a deep run in the World Cup. Kasper Hjulmand guided the nation to last year’s European Championship semi-finals, and his side even went 1-0 up against England in the penultimate round. It wasn’t to be for the Scandinavians, but their reputation was given a huge boost thanks to those exploits. With a competition-hardened manager and a squad packed full of elite talent, not least the likes of Christian Eriksen, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joakim Maehle and Kasper Schmeichel, Denmark have all the tools to make an impression in Qatar.

Both of those nations will be fancied for progression from Group D, but Tunisia pushed England all the way in 2018’s Group G match-up — with Harry Kane needing a last-minute goal to claim a 2-1 win —  while they also scored twice against Belgium and beat Panama. Jalel Kadri’s Eagles of Carthage will be up for the fight. Australia, likewise, will be relishing the challenge in Qatar. The Socceroos have only once made it out of the groups, but Graham Arnold has had four years to work with his team after inheriting the Australian squad from Bert van Marwijk in 2018.

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Group D Winner

Nation To win Group D
France  -
Denmark -
Tunisia -
Australia 100/1
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2022 World Cup Group D fixtures and results

Tuesday 22 November 2022

  • Denmark 0-0 Tunisia, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
  • France 4-1 Australia, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

Saturday 26 November 2022

  • Tunisia 0-1 Australia, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah
  • France 2-1 Denmark, Stadium 974, Doha

Wednesday 30 November 2022

  • Australia v Denmark, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah (3pm UK time)
  • Tunisia v France, Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan (3pm UK time)

2022 World Cup standings

World Cup

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D
Group E
Group F
Group G
Group H
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Netherlands
2 1 1 0 4
2
Ecuador
2 1 1 0 4
3
Senegal
2 1 0 1 3
4
Qatar
2 0 0 2 0
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
England
2 1 1 0 4
2
Iran
2 1 0 1 3
3
USA
2 0 2 0 2
4
Wales
2 0 1 1 1
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Poland
2 1 1 0 4
2
Argentina
2 1 0 1 3
3
Saudi Arabia
2 1 0 1 3
4
Mexico
2 0 1 1 1
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
France
2 2 0 0 6
2
Australia
2 1 0 1 3
3
Denmark
2 0 1 1 1
4
Tunisia
2 0 1 1 1
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Spain
1 1 0 0 3
2
Japan
1 1 0 0 3
3
Germany
1 0 0 1 0
4
Costa Rica
1 0 0 1 0
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Belgium
1 1 0 0 3
2
Croatia
1 0 1 0 1
3
Morocco
1 0 1 0 1
4
Canada
1 0 0 1 0
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Brazil
1 1 0 0 3
2
Switzerland
1 1 0 0 3
3
Cameroon
1 0 0 1 0
4
Serbia
1 0 0 1 0
# Team
Played
P
Won
W
Drawn
D
Lost
L
Points
P
1
Portugal
1 1 0 0 3
2
Republic of Korea
1 0 1 0 1
2
Uruguay
1 0 1 0 1
4
Ghana
1 0 0 1 0

2022 World Cup Group D predictions

With Denmark and Tunisia drawing the opening game, France will surely fancy themselves as favourites to top Group D even more now. Deschamp’s men even avoided a banana skin result on matchday one, coming from behind to beat Australia 4-1 and avoiding a shock like Argentina’s defeat to Saudi Arabia.

Denmark came into the tournament as second-favourites to progress from Group D, but early pressure has been cast in their direction after a goalless stalemate against Tunisia in their curtain-raiser. They will still fancy their chances of qualifying for the knockouts, but this looks set to be a very tight group.

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