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Team News: France rest Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe against Denmark

Team News: France rest Pogba, Mbappe against Denmark
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France rest Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe for their World Cup group clash with Denmark.

France have made six changes against Denmark in the final group match of their World Cup campaign.

Les Bleus have rested key players including Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, having already qualified for the knockout phase.

Steven N'Zonzi and Thomas Lemar replace the duo, while Steve Mandanda is given a run-out in goal in place of Hugo Lloris.

At the back, Samuel Umtiti and Benjamin Pavard also drop out as Presnel Kimpembe and Djibril Sidibe are handed starts.

Finally, Blaise Matuidi is replaced by Ousmane Dembele on the right flank.

Denmark, meanwhile, have made three changes from the side which drew 1-1 with Australia last time out.

Martin Braithwaite comes in for the injured Yussuf Poulsen for Age Hareide's team, while Nicolai Jorgensen is replaced by Andreas Cornelius up front.

Lasse Schone has also dropped out to make way for Huddersfield Town's Mathias Jorgensen.

Denmark: Schmeichel, Kjaer, Christensen, Delaney, Eriksen, Braithwaite, M. Jorgensen, Dalsgaard, Stryger, Cornelius, Sisto
Subs: Krohn-Dehli, Vestergaard, Knudsen, N. Jorgensen, Dolberg, Fischer, Lossl, Lerager, Schone, Ronnow

France: Mandanda; Sidibie, Kimpembe, Varane, Hernandez; Kante, Nzonzi, Lemar; Griezmann, Giroud, Dembele
Subs: Lloris, Pavard, Umtiti, Pogba, Mbappe, Tolisso, Matuidi, Rami, Fekir, Thauvin, Mendy, Areola

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