Denmark-France stalemate 'worst World Cup game ever'

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"You need time to think things over with a cool head because the national team coach is a huge responsibility as you have an entire country on your shoulders for four years".

"I know that Peru is a good team, and has shown it already here at the World Cup, although they are not qualified for the next round", said Van Marwijk.

"This team has really improved since the first day I started working with them but at the World Cup you could see for this team it is hard to make goals at this level". We would have been stupid if we opened up. "Our goal was to come here and to progress to last 16", Hareide said.

If Argentina beat Nigeria they will be in with a good chance of scraping through to the last 16, as Iceland are unlikely to beat an in-form Croatia, who are attempting to secure top spot in the group.

"Croatia are the best in that group, and we will do everything possible to not finish second", said the Bayern Munich midfielder.

"There is nothing better than being able to treat your family well and look after them and I'm very fortunate and thankful to football for allowing me to do that", said Ryan, who now plays for Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League.

Caretaker coach Bert van Marwijk's tenure is over after the Australians lost 2-0 to Peru in their last group game and slumped to last place in a tough Group C which also included France and Denmark.

This is Nigeria's sixth loss against CONMEBOL (South American) opposition, and fifth straight defeat to Argentina, since their first meeting in the group stages of 1994, when Argentina won 2-1.

Didier Deschamps' side will take on the runners-up from Group D which could be Argentina, while Denmark will most likely be paired with Croatia. "We are going to take this win back home with us".

Gareca admits the team came up short in terms of the expectations they had but nevertheless he was satisfied with their performances.

"This is something that a couple of weeks ago when we played them in a friendly, when they were bringing on some fantastic players".

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