Ex-Cardiff City striker Andreas Cornelius is missing for Denmark as Tunisia hold them until the World Cup patch

Denmark’s players were shocked when Andreas Cornelius missed the shot by inches in their 0-0 draw against Tunisia in their opening game.

Kasper Hjulmand’s side thought they had broken the deadlock in Group D against Tunisia on Tuesday but were thwarted when Cornelius’ attempted shot went wide of the target.

Cornelius seemed ready to drive home with ease

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Cornelius seemed ready to drive home with ease

But the ex-Cardiff man has fluffed his lines in Qatar

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But the ex-Cardiff man has fluffed his lines in Qatar

With the tie going 0-0 into the final 20 minutes, Manchester United star Christian Eriksen stood over a corner for his country.

It was met by Andreas Christensen who then threw it towards Cornelius who was in the perfect position to send it in goal.

But instead of running to celebrate the final goal, Denmark were left with their hands to their heads as the ball bounced off the right post.

Tunisia looked more likely to score for most of the game and had a brilliant chance just after the break.

Issam Jebali chipped the ball to Aissa Laidouni but his decision to pass it to Anis Ben Slimane instead of going forward alone was the wrong one as the ball was cut out.

Then, on death, Denmark thought they had a chance to snatch all three points when a potential handball in the penalty area was sent to VAR for review.

However, upon review, the referee decided not to award him.

Denmark thought they had a chance to win right in death but the penalty was not awarded

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Denmark thought they had a chance to win right in death but the penalty was not awarded


There were 14 corner kicks in that game, the most in the history of a World Cup game.

But apart from both sides having plenty of chances, neither side was able to break the deadlock in the opening Group D game.

The 0-0 draw leaves the countries at the top, while France and Australia will play later.

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