Denmark's Andreas Cornelius goes for a header with France's Presnel Kimpembe during the group C match between Denmark and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

AP PHOTOS: Argentina squeaks through on Day 13 at World Cup

June 26, 2018 - 5:35 pm

MOSCOW (AP) — France and Denmark played down to expectations to start Day 13 at the World Cup, delivering the tournament's first goalless game after 36 other matches managed to produce a score. It wasn't hard to see coming: France had already qualified for the knockout stage, and Denmark needed only a draw to join them and knock out Australia, which fell 2-0 to Peru anyway.

The real drama came later, when Argentina sneaked past Nigeria and into the round of 16 with a late goal for a 2-1 win, and Croatia sent Iceland home with a bruising — and nose-bloodying — 2-1 defeat.

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