France will be happy with the Group D draw as they seek to become the first back-to-back World Cup winners since Brazil in 1962, with Didier Deschamps still in charge and a number of key players remaining. Denmark should follow Les Bleus through ahead of Australia and Tunisia.

Denmark have been on an upward curve for a few years now and their road to Qatar was a smooth one, which can't be said of an emotional run to the European Championship semi-finals after Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest on the pitch and two defeats to start the tournament.

Tunisia will be competing at their sixth World Cup and have yet to get past the group stage, although they did push England close at Russia 2018 before signing off by shading Panama and a well-drilled defence only conceded twice in eight qualifiers this time around.

Australia showed plenty of spirit to make it this far for the fifth consecutive renewal, posting a late win over United Arab Emirates and then edging out Peru on penalties in back-to-back play-offs, both played in Qatar, and the Socceroos always work hard.

Group D

Rank Teams Played Won Drawn Lost Points
1 FranceFrance 3 2 0 1 6
2 AustraliaAustralia 3 2 0 1 6
3 TunisiaTunisia 3 1 1 1 4
4 DenmarkDenmark 3 0 1 2 1