Denmark 0-0 Tunisia: Danes held to stalemate as Christian Eriksen makes major tournament return

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Christian Eriksen made his major tournament return 18 months after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 – but his Denmark side were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Tunisia in Group D after some late VAR drama.

The Danes, semi-finalists at the European Championships, saw their World Cup begin in stop-start fashion as Eriksen was denied by goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen, while substitute Andreas Cornelius hit the post from a yard with the best chance of the match.

Tunisia impressed with their combative style, particularly in the first half, and saw Issam Jebali’s goal ruled out for offside before the striker forced a brilliant save from Kasper Schmeichel.

Denmark had a goal ruled out themselves when Andreas Skov Olsen found the bottom corner 10 minutes after the break and, in injury time, referee Cesar Ramos did not award a penalty after checking the VAR monitor following a potential handball from Tunisia’s Yassine Meriah.

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