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Denmark advances to last 16 at European Championship after 0-0 draw with Serbia
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Denmark advances to last 16 at European Championship after 0-0 draw with Serbia

2024-06-26 05:24 Last Updated At:05:31

MUNICH (AP) — Denmark advanced to the last 16 at the European Championship after a 0-0 draw with Serbia on Tuesday.

The Danes finished Group C with three points, the same as Slovenia, but ended up in second place because of a better qualifying ranking. Slovenia, which drew 0-0 with group-winner England, also advanced to the knockout stage at Euro 2024.

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Denmark's Joachim Andersen, left, and Serbia's Dusan Vlahovic challenge for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

MUNICH (AP) — Denmark advanced to the last 16 at the European Championship after a 0-0 draw with Serbia on Tuesday.

=Denmark's Jonas Wind, right, and Serbia's goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic lie in the goal during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

=Denmark's Jonas Wind, right, and Serbia's goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic lie in the goal during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Serbia's goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic, center right, tussles with Denmark's Jonas Wind during an attempt on goal during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic, center right, tussles with Denmark's Jonas Wind during an attempt on goal during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic, right, argues with Denmark's Joachim Andersen, center left, during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic, right, argues with Denmark's Joachim Andersen, center left, during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark's Rasmus Hojlund, right, and Serbia's Nemanja Gudelj challenge for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Denmark's Rasmus Hojlund, right, and Serbia's Nemanja Gudelj challenge for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Serbia's head coach Dragan Stojkovic watches during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's head coach Dragan Stojkovic watches during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Luka Jovic, kneels on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Luka Jovic, kneels on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark's head coach Kasper Hjulmand reacts after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's head coach Kasper Hjulmand reacts after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Andreas Christensen (6), Kasper Dolberg (12) and teammates react after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Andreas Christensen (6), Kasper Dolberg (12) and teammates react after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark and Serbia players on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark and Serbia players on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark and Serbia players on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark and Serbia players on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Luka Jovic, left, avoids the challenge from Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Luka Jovic, left, avoids the challenge from Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Kasper Dolberg, left, and Serbia's Andrija Zivkovic, center, battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Kasper Dolberg, left, and Serbia's Andrija Zivkovic, center, battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

An invader is caught during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Left is Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

An invader is caught during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Left is Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Security tackle a man who runs onto the pitch during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Security tackle a man who runs onto the pitch during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Strahinja Pavlovic (2) and Denmark's Andreas Skov Olsen battle for a header during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Strahinja Pavlovic (2) and Denmark's Andreas Skov Olsen battle for a header during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Filip Mladenovic (25) and Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (23) battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Filip Mladenovic (25) and Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (23) battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (23) slides in to tackle the ball from Serbia's Luka Jovic (8) during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (23) slides in to tackle the ball from Serbia's Luka Jovic (8) during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Joakim Maehle, center, and Serbia's Filip Mladenovic, left, battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Joakim Maehle, center, and Serbia's Filip Mladenovic, left, battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Sasa Lukic (22) and Denmark's Christian Eriksen battle for the ball during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Sasa Lukic (22) and Denmark's Christian Eriksen battle for the ball during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Joachim Andersen, centre's and Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic have an argument during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Left is Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Denmark's Joachim Andersen, centre's and Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic have an argument during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Left is Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Denmark had most of the chances even though Serbia needed a victory to reach the next round. And almost all of those Danish opportunities came through Christian Eriksen, who was making a record 133rd appearance for his country.

Denmark and Slovenia finished even on points, goal difference, goals scored and disciplinary points.

Slovenia's result against England also eliminated Croatia, which finished third in Group B.

Earlier Tuesday, Kylian Mbappé scored his first goal at a European Championship in France's 1-1 draw with Poland. The French finished runner-up in Group D behind Austria, which beat the Netherlands 3-2.

Mbappé, who wore a mask after breaking his nose in France’s opening game against Austria, scored from the penalty spot. Robert Lewandowski equalized with spot kick to give already-eliminated Poland its first point of the tournament.

Tennis great Novak Djokovic was in the stadium in Munich to cheer on Serbia. He walked onto the field before the match to chants of “Nole, Nole” from his country’s fans.

Tuesday's match had the longest wait for the first attempt in a Euro 2024 game, with Denmark defender Alexander Bah heading the ball wide in the 16th minute.

The Danes went closer five minutes later when Eriksen’s shot was pushed around the right post by Serbia goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic.

Denmark put the ball in the net moments later but it was disallowed because Jonas Wind had wrestled Rajkovic to the ground as both players and the ball went over the line following a corner from Eriksen.

Serbia also had a goal ruled out early in the second half. Luka Jovic, one of three halftime substitutes for Serbia, was offside before Joachim Andersen bundled the ball into his own net.

Disappointed Serbian fans hurled plastic cups onto the field after the disallowed goal, causing a brief stoppage as stewards ran to clear them.

AP Euro 2024: https://apnews.com/hub/euro-2024

Denmark's Joachim Andersen, left, and Serbia's Dusan Vlahovic challenge for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Denmark's Joachim Andersen, left, and Serbia's Dusan Vlahovic challenge for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

=Denmark's Jonas Wind, right, and Serbia's goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic lie in the goal during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

=Denmark's Jonas Wind, right, and Serbia's goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic lie in the goal during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Serbia's goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic, center right, tussles with Denmark's Jonas Wind during an attempt on goal during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic, center right, tussles with Denmark's Jonas Wind during an attempt on goal during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic, right, argues with Denmark's Joachim Andersen, center left, during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic, right, argues with Denmark's Joachim Andersen, center left, during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark's Rasmus Hojlund, right, and Serbia's Nemanja Gudelj challenge for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Denmark's Rasmus Hojlund, right, and Serbia's Nemanja Gudelj challenge for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Serbia's head coach Dragan Stojkovic watches during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's head coach Dragan Stojkovic watches during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Luka Jovic, kneels on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Luka Jovic, kneels on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark's head coach Kasper Hjulmand reacts after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's head coach Kasper Hjulmand reacts after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Andreas Christensen (6), Kasper Dolberg (12) and teammates react after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Andreas Christensen (6), Kasper Dolberg (12) and teammates react after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark and Serbia players on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark and Serbia players on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark and Serbia players on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Denmark and Serbia players on the pitch after a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. The match ended in a score of 0-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Luka Jovic, left, avoids the challenge from Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Luka Jovic, left, avoids the challenge from Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Kasper Dolberg, left, and Serbia's Andrija Zivkovic, center, battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Kasper Dolberg, left, and Serbia's Andrija Zivkovic, center, battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

An invader is caught during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Left is Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

An invader is caught during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Left is Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Security tackle a man who runs onto the pitch during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Security tackle a man who runs onto the pitch during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Serbia's Strahinja Pavlovic (2) and Denmark's Andreas Skov Olsen battle for a header during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Strahinja Pavlovic (2) and Denmark's Andreas Skov Olsen battle for a header during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Filip Mladenovic (25) and Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (23) battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Filip Mladenovic (25) and Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (23) battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (23) slides in to tackle the ball from Serbia's Luka Jovic (8) during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (23) slides in to tackle the ball from Serbia's Luka Jovic (8) during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Joakim Maehle, center, and Serbia's Filip Mladenovic, left, battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Joakim Maehle, center, and Serbia's Filip Mladenovic, left, battle for the ball during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Sasa Lukic (22) and Denmark's Christian Eriksen battle for the ball during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Serbia's Sasa Lukic (22) and Denmark's Christian Eriksen battle for the ball during a Group C match between Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Denmark's Joachim Andersen, centre's and Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic have an argument during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Left is Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Denmark's Joachim Andersen, centre's and Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic have an argument during a Group C match between the Denmark and Serbia at the Euro 2024 soccer tournament in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 25, 2024. Left is Denmark's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global celebrities, business tycoons and politicians began arriving in India’s financial capital on Friday to attend the wedding of the youngest son of Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man, highlighting the billionaire's staggering wealth and rising clout.

Anant Ambani, 29, is marrying his longtime girlfriend, Radhika Merchant, in what many have dubbed the wedding of the year. The celebrations are taking place at the Ambani-owned Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai and their family home and are the culmination of months of wedding events that featured performances by pop stars including Rihanna and Justin Bieber.

The four-day wedding celebrations begin with a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on Friday, followed by a grand reception that will run through the weekend. The guest list includes former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Boris Johnson, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin H. Nasser, Adele, Lana Del Rey, Drake and David Beckham, according to local media. The Ambani family has not confirmed the guest list.

Television news channels showed celebrities like Kim Kardashian and professional wrestler and Hollywood actor John Cena arriving.

Police have imposed traffic diversions around the wedding venue from Friday to Monday to handle the influx of guests who will be flying into Mumbai, where heavy monsoon rains have caused flooding and flight disruptions for the past week.

The extravaganza and the display of opulence that comes with this wedding has, however, led many to raise questions about rising inequality in India, where the gap between the rich and poor is growing. The event has also sparked anger among some Mumbai residents who say they were struggling with snarled traffic.

“It affects our earnings. I don’t care much about the wedding,” said Vikram, a taxi driver who only uses his first name.

The father of the groom, Mukesh Ambani, 66, is the world’s ninth richest man with a net worth of $116 billion, according to Forbes. He is also the richest person in Asia. His Reliance Industries is a massive conglomerate, reporting over $100 billion in annual revenue, with interests ranging from petrochemicals, and oil and gas to telecoms and retail.

The Ambani family owns, among other assets, a 27-story family compound in Mumbai worth $1 billion. The building contains three helipads, a 160-car garage and a private movie theater.

Ambani’s son, Anant, oversees the conglomerate’s renewable and green energy expansion. He also runs a 3,000-acre (about 1,200-hectare) animal rescue center in Gujarat state’s Jamnagar, the family’s hometown.

The bride, Radhika Merchant, 29, is the daughter of pharmaceutical tycoon Viren Merchant and is the marketing director for his company, Encore Healthcare, according to Vogue.

Ambani’s critics say his company has relied on political connections during Congress party-led governments in the 1970s and '80s and under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rule after 2014.

The Ambani family’s pre-wedding celebrations have been lavish and star-studded.

In March, they threw a three-day prenuptial bash for his son with 1,200 guests including former world leaders, tech tycoons and Bollywood megastars, and performances by Rihanna, Akon and Diljit Dosanjh, a Punjabi singer who shot to international fame when he performed at Coachella. The event was also attended by tech billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.

It was the start of lavish monthslong pre-wedding celebrations that have grabbed headlines and set off a social media frenzy.

In May, the family took guests on a three-day cruise from Italy to France which included Katy Perry singing her hit song “Firework” and a performance by Pitbull, according to media reports.

The family also organized a mass wedding for more than 50 underprivileged couples on July 2 as part of the celebrations.

Last week, Justin Bieber performed for hundreds of guests at a pre-wedding concert which included performances by Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh and Salman Khan.

Ambani also made headlines in 2018 when Beyoncé performed at pre-wedding festivities for his daughter. Former U.S. Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry were among those who rubbed shoulders with Indian celebrities and Bollywood stars in the western Indian city of Udaipur.

Indian former cricketer Gautam Gambhir poses for a photograph with his wife Natasha Jain at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Indian former cricketer Gautam Gambhir poses for a photograph with his wife Natasha Jain at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Indian actor Shahid Kapoor poses for a photograph with his wife Mira Rajput as they arrive at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Indian actor Shahid Kapoor poses for a photograph with his wife Mira Rajput as they arrive at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Former Indian cricketer MS Dhoni poses for a photograph with his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva Singh as they arrive at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Former Indian cricketer MS Dhoni poses for a photograph with his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva Singh as they arrive at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Indian actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses for a photograph with her daughter Aaradhya as she arrives at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Indian actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan poses for a photograph with her daughter Aaradhya as she arrives at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan arrives at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan arrives at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair poses for a photograph with his wife Cherie Blair at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair poses for a photograph with his wife Cherie Blair at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Bollywood actor couple Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt pose for a photograph at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Bollywood actor couple Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt pose for a photograph at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan poses for a photograph with his wife Gauri at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan poses for a photograph with his wife Gauri at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

American actor and musician Nick Jonas arrives with his wife Priyanka Chopra at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

American actor and musician Nick Jonas arrives with his wife Priyanka Chopra at the wedding of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani, center, takes his son Anant Ambani by the hand as they walk with Nita Ambani, right, at the wedding of Anant and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani, center, takes his son Anant Ambani by the hand as they walk with Nita Ambani, right, at the wedding of Anant and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani, third left, stands with his family members from L to R, son Akash, son Anant, wife Nita, daughter Isha and daughter-in-law Shloka at the wedding of his son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani, third left, stands with his family members from L to R, son Akash, son Anant, wife Nita, daughter Isha and daughter-in-law Shloka at the wedding of his son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani poses for a photograph with his family members from L to R, son Akash, daughter-in-law Shloka, daughter Isha and son-in-law Anand Piramal at the wedding of his son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani poses for a photograph with his family members from L to R, son Akash, daughter-in-law Shloka, daughter Isha and son-in-law Anand Piramal at the wedding of his son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

American actor and professional wrestler John Cena arrives at the wedding of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

American actor and professional wrestler John Cena arrives at the wedding of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 12, 2024. (AP Photo /Rajanish Kakade)

People walk past the Antilia mansion, house of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, while it is lit up ahead of his son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's wedding in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

People walk past the Antilia mansion, house of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, while it is lit up ahead of his son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's wedding in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

The Antilia mansion, house of billionaire Mukesh Ambani is lit up ahead of his son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's wedding in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

The Antilia mansion, house of billionaire Mukesh Ambani is lit up ahead of his son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's wedding in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

Workers decorate the venue ahead of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani's wedding to Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Workers decorate the venue ahead of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani's wedding to Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Workers decorate the venue ahead of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani's wedding to Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Workers decorate the venue ahead of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani's wedding to Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Workers decorate the venue ahead of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani's wedding to Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Workers decorate the venue ahead of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani's wedding to Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

People walk past the venue decorated with lights ahead of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani's wedding to Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

People walk past the venue decorated with lights ahead of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani's wedding to Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

FILE - Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited Mukesh Ambani, third left, poses with his family members and underprivileged couples during a mass wedding organized by him as the part of pre-wedding celebrations of his youngest son, Anant Ambani, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 2, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

FILE - Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited Mukesh Ambani, third left, poses with his family members and underprivileged couples during a mass wedding organized by him as the part of pre-wedding celebrations of his youngest son, Anant Ambani, in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, July 2, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)

FILE - Anant Ambani, left, and Radhika Merchant pose for photographers during their pre-wedding ceremony in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

FILE - Anant Ambani, left, and Radhika Merchant pose for photographers during their pre-wedding ceremony in Mumbai, India, Friday, July 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)

People walk past the venue decorated with lights ahead of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani's wedding to Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

People walk past the venue decorated with lights ahead of billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Anant Ambani's wedding to Radhika Merchant at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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