Soccer News – World Cup – Denmark-Australia
Denmark are very close to reaching the 1/8-finals of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Scandinavian team won its first game against Peru and now the Danish Dynamite will be looking for a second consecutive win against Australia. If Age Hareide’s boys manage to beat the Socceroos, they could find a place at the knockout phase of the tournament.
It was not easy for Denmark against Peru, but Yussuf Poulsen’s only goal in the second half was enough for them to clinch the win. RIght now the Scandinavians have a talented and balanced squad, led by Tottenham’s star Cristian Eriksen. They deserve to reach the 18-finals of the World Cup and they are ready to do it.
Australia played a good game against France, but an own goal just ten minutes before the end allowed Les Bleus to take the win. To be fair, not many people expected to see the Socceroos troubling France so much. After all, the French team is one of the big favourites for the trophy. And the truth is that Australia did pretty well against them in Kazan.
Jonas Knudsen could miss the game for Denmark. Immediately after the win against Peru he took the airplane to home, because he had to see his newborn daughter. Now Knudsen is once again with the team, but it’s not clear if he’ll be in an optimal condition to face Australia.
WIlliam Kvist is the other player with a problem in the Danish camp. Kvist was injured during the match with Peru, being replaced by Lasse Schone. Most likely he’s going to miss this game, but he’s hopeful that he could return on pitch for the third match against France.
The 19-years old Australian Daniel Arzani is currently the youngest player at the World Cup. We saw him in action against France and now there’s a big chance to see him starting the game against Denmark.
Denmark’s coach Age Hareide admitted that he expects a tough game against Australia. He understands that Australia have a solid team, although they do not have superstars in the squad. Age Hareide thinks that the Socceroos can defend very well, so it won’t be easy to score against them. After all, a team like France had some serious difficulties to do it.
Australia’s midfielder Aaron Mooy on the other hand admitted that all of his teammates are looking at this game like it’s a final. In the Australian camp they understand that they have to win in order to keep their hopes for reaching the 1/8-finals alive. It can’t happen if they suffer a second consecutive loss in the group.
This is our examination of the World Cup game from Group C between Denmark and Australia. We see the Danish team as a favourite here, but be careful with the Australians. They are a team which can defend very well and we saw this against France. Denmark will have to show their best game in order to break the Australian wall.