Denmark play their second game of the group stages after their win over Peru against Australia, who narrowly lost to France in the last game.

First Half

GOAL – Christian Eriksen – 7th minute – Denmark 1-0 Australia

Eriksen scored a brilliant half-volley after Nicolai Jorgensen flicked on the ball from 15 yards out on his famous left foot.

Australia responded well with good attacks, but their final third kept on letting them down.

Possible penalty review after the VAR recommended the referee when Yussuf Poulsen handballed after a corner.

The penalty is given on the 36th minute after a weak appeal by the Australians but VAR caught the handball.

GOAL – Mile Jedinak – 38th minute – Denmark 1-1 Australia

Same place as he scored against France in the previous game towards the left while the Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel went the other way.


It has been an enjoyable open game of football so far where Denmark dominated possession and was rewarded with a beautiful goal by Eriksen, but a VAR penalty was given for Australia after the referee failed to see the handball inside the box by Poulsen.

Second Half

50th minute Denmark’s Poulson was tackled inside the box where Danish players appealed for a penalty, but the referee dismissed it.

67th minute – After a good cross, Mathew Leckie blasted the ball across the goal which was cleared for an Australian cross. Schmeichel was not comfortable which almost led to another Australian goal.

A powerful shot by Aaron Mooy just went over the goal on the 70th minute. Denmark was being bombarded by a wave of attack by Australia in the last 10 minutes.

Another close chance for Denmark by Pione Sisto where the ball almost curved into the box in the 72nd minute.

Australian Andrew Nabbout has been forced off after a possible dislocated shoulder.

Full-time Denmark 1-1 Australia

In the second half, Eriksen was contained by the Australian defence which limited Denmark’s chances. Now the final matchday will determine who will qualify.

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