World Cup 2018, Denmark vs Australia Highlights: Jedinak Cancels Out Eriksen Goal As Australia Hold Denmark 1-1
FIFA World Cup 2018, Highlights, Denmark vs Australia: Denmark were held to a 1-1 draw by Australia in a crunch Group C contest.
Australia coach Bert van Marwijk named an unchanged starting line-up for their crunch World Cup clash with Denmark on Thursday following their opening 2-1 defeat to France. The Socceroos, who have made it into the last 16 only once, in 2006, need to beat the Danes to have any chance of repeating the feat. Despite having several attacking options at his disposal, including veteran Tim Cahill and 19-year-old starlet Daniel Arzani, Van Marwijk has stuck with the same side that asked questions of France in the defeat in Kazan sealed by a late Aziz Behich own goal from a Paul Pogba strike. Denmark opened their Group C campaign with a 1-0 win over Peru, in which Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel performed heroics before frontman Yussuf Poulsen hit the winner. (Highlights: Denmark vs Australia)
Highlights of 2018 FIFA World Cup, Denmark vs Australia match straight from Samara Arena, Russia
19:21 IST: FULL TIME: DENMARK 1-1 AUSTRALIA.
19:20 IST: Corner for Denmark. Chance for them to make it to the last 16. But, they miss out on this.
19:18 IST: We are into stoppage time now. Three minutes to go.
19:16 IST: Three minutes to go in the match.
19:15 IST: Denmark are dominating in the last 5 minutes.
19:07 IST: SUBSTITUTION Australia: Irvine comes off the bench to replace Rogic.
19:03 IST: What an atmosphere at Samara Arena
19:00 IST: Chance for Denmark. Sisto is the man with a superb hit but the ball misses the goal post by a whisker.
18:59 IST: What a shot from Australia's Mooy. But the ball misses the goal post.
18:56 IST: Brilliant effort from Australia's Leckie. It was too close. But Denmark deny Australia the chance.
18:46 IST: SUBSTITUTION for Denmark: Braithwaite comes in for Poulsen.
18:35 IST: The second half gets underway.
18:30 IST: There have now been more penalties at the 2018 World Cup than in the entire group phase in 2014 (10).
Australia's penalty was the fifth that was awarded after consulting VAR at the 2018 World Cup
18:18 IST: HALF-TIME: DENMARK 1-1 AUSTRALIA
18:13 IST: Australia cricket legend Shane Warne shows excitement after Australia score an equaliser.
Goooooooooooooal— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 21, 2018
18:09 IST: GOAL!!!!!!!! Jedinak scores as Australia equalise 1-1 against Denmark.
18:07 IST: Penalty for Australia. Handball by Yurari.
18:06 IST: Corner for Australia. But the Socceroos fail to convert into a goal.
18:02 IST: Denmark defenders have played wonderfully so far. They have denied Australia every chance in the match so far.
17:57 IST: Brilliant effort from Australia but Denmark deny them the chance.
17:55 IST: Another chance for Denmark. Excellent header from Delaney and the ball misses the goal post. What an effort.
17:49 IST: Australia's Kruse has a chance but Australia's Kjaer kicks the ball out.
17:44 IST: Eriksen's goal
17:37 IST: GOAL!!!!!!!!!! Eriksen scores in 7th minute as Denmark take 1-0 lead against Australia.
17:35 IST: Chance for Australia. Brilliant header from Austraia No. 20 Sainsburry but he misses it.
17:30 IST: It's time for action. Teams are ready for kick off.
17:26 IST: It's time for national anthem. Both the teams have lined up for their respective national anthems.
17:25 IST: It will be Poulsen vs Jedinak today.
17:17 IST: Playing XIs of both teams have been announced:
DENMARK: Schmeichel, Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Christensen, Stryger Larsen, Schone, Delaney, Poulsen, Eriksen, Sisto, Jorgensen
AUSTRALIA: Ryan, Risdon, Sainsbury, Milligan, Behich, Leckie, Mooy, Jedinak, Kruse, Rogic, Nabbout
17:10 IST: Venue is all set to host the Denmark vs Australia clash.
17:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the FIFA World Cup Group C match between Denmark and Australia.
Schmeichel, the son of former Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel, is expected to be key to their hopes of a second straight win as the Aussies look to build on a solid defensive display against France by being more creative and, ultimately, scoring crucial goals. Australia, however, will also be wary of danger man Christian Eriksen, the Tottenham midfielder who scored 11 of their goals in qualifying.
Starting line-ups for the World Cup Group C game between Denmark and Australia at the Samara Arena on Thursday (1200 GMT kick-off):
Kasper Schmeichel; Henrik Dalsgaard, Simon Kjaer (capt), Andreas Christensen, Jens Stryger Larsen; Thomas Delaney, Lasse Schoene, Christian Eriksen; Yussuf Poulsen, Nicolai Joergensen, Pione Sisto
Mathew Ryan; Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury, Mark Milligan, Aziz Behich; Mile Jedinak (capt), Aaron Mooy; Mathew Leckie, Tom Rogic, Robbie Kruse; Andrew Nabbout
Denmark were unconvincing in their 1-0 win against Peru, but a win for the Danes in Samara will see them reach knockouts for the first time since 2002. One of the worry for Denmark that they will be without midfielder William Kvist, who sustained fractured ribs in the first half against Peru. Ajax's Lasse Schone is expected to partner Werder Bremen's Thomas Delaney, who enjoyed an impressive 2017-18 season in the Bundesliga, in the midfield.
The defence also looks solid with a centre-back pairing of Andreas Bjelland, captain Simon Kjaer and Andreas Cristensen. In goal is Kasper Schmeichel, the son of Manchester United great Peter Schmeichel. The expected attacking options are Nicolai Jorgensen, Polusen, Celta Vigo's Pione Sisto and Christian Eriksen, with the latter tasked with creativity.