Australia Denmark stunned – 28 places above the Socceroos in the FIFA World Rankings – to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup thanks to a brilliant Mathew Leckie goal, sealing a 1-0 win.
It was a tense, goalless first half, marked by Denmark’s dominant possession and failure to convert any chances in this Group D tie.
The tension seemed to seep through every pass, every shot on goal, every stop in the game, and peaked early in the second half when the news that Tunisia took the lead over France in the other match of Group D spilled over. enter. .
A goalless draw between Australia and Denamrk and a win over Tunisia will send the Carthaginian Eagles into the knockout stages.
Just four minutes later, with their World Cup hopes hanging in the air, the Socceroos counterattacked from their box and Riley McGree found Leckie in a well-timed run.
Leckie then dribbled past two Danish defenders and put the ball past Kasper Schmeichel into the net, prompting his teammates to celebrate.
Denmark continued to pressurize, but Australia ended the tension to secure a place in the round of 16.
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