Australia 1-0 Denmark LIVE! Leckie seals win - World Cup 2022 result, match stream and latest updates today

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Australia advanced to the round of 16 at the World Cup, beating favored Denmark 1-0 Wednesday on Mathew Leckie’s 60th-minute goal.

It is Australia’s first time in the knockout stage since 2006, the only other time they advanced out of the group stage.

Leckie took a pass just around the center circle and moved in and around a Danish defender, eventually lacing a left-footed shot that beat goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel diving to his left.

Australia finished with six points in Group D.

The World Cup proved to be a major disappointment for Denmark after reaching the semifinals in the 2020 European Championship. They slogged through a 0-0 draw in their opening match with Tunisia and then recovered in a 2-1 loss against France.

The Danes attacked from the start against Australia but could never break through with the Socceroos.

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Australia 1 - 0 Denmark

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A wonder goal from Mathew Leckie sent Australia through into the World Cup knockout stages for the first time since 2006.

On a dramatic day in Group D that also saw Tunisia beat world champions France, Leckie’s moment of magic proved the difference.

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FT: Australia 1-0 Denmark

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Leckie’s moment of magic sends Denmark home in the dark!

Late Danish surge

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90:00 - Souttar and Ryan clearing lines desperately.

Into added time

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90:00 - SIX minutes added on.

Game fizzling out

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83:00 - Just so tame from Denmark, who have not troubled Ryan at all.


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81:00 - Dolberg tries a stunning scissor kit but gets it wrong.


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69:00 - Souttar handles in the box but the appeal is waved away due to offisde.

Just not been Denmark’s day...

So disappointing from Denmark

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67:00 - They haven’t even threatened in the second-half.

Heading out of this World Cup in rather meek fashion.

GOAL! Australia 1-0 Denmark | Matthew Leckie ‘57

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57:00 - Stunning goal as Australia break through Leckie, who turns Denmark inside and out before a brilliant finish.

Tunisia score!

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55:00 - Australia now need to WIN!

Eriksen yet to get involved

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53:00 - Given Australia’s deep defence, a lot falls on Eriksen’s shoulders.

A set-piece could be crucial.

Denmark bossing the ball

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50:00 - Australia dropping deep, which probably tells you all you need to know about how they see the Danish attack!

Back underway!

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45:00 - Early Australian causes problems as Duke’s near-post flick almost goes in!

Bad omens

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A worry for the Socceroos?

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Improved from Denmark

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Certainly not a bad performance by any means but so little going forward to trouble Australia.

HT: Australia 0-0 Denmark

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Hardly a classic but Australia will be more than happy so far!

Denmark need much more

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41:00 - Very little to fear in this Denmark team it seems.

Australia look so comfortable and the knockouts look to beckon.

Not been a classic

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35:00 - Some nice and tidy play in midfield from Denmark, though it all looks far too stodgey.

Australia will be delighted.

Eriksen drags a shot wide

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30:00 - Australia are growing into this but Eriksen almost gives Denmark the lead.

The Man United midfielder drags a shot from outside the box narrowly wide.

Could be one of those days...

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23:00 - Still not much of note going forward but the longer Denmark kepp missing chances, the more you feel Australia are going to punish them.

Australia lucky

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20:00 - Australia are lucky to still be on level terms.

The Socceroos have offered almost nothing of note going forward.


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19:00 - Ryan forced into a series of saves from close range as Skov Olsen looks to squeeze one in from a tight angle.


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14:00 - Skov Olsen blazes over from close range as Denmark play through the Australia defence.

If only they had a striker!


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11:00 - Jensen drifts wide and sees his shot well saved by Ryan!

Australia growing into the game

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09:00 - Mooy and Irvine are getting on the ball, looking to stop the wave of Danish attacks.

Nice and composed from Australia.

Lively start

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04:00 - Lively start with both teams shooting from range and seeing efforts blocked.

Some masterful work from Eriksen almost plays in Braithwaite, but the Socceroos clear.


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We’re underway!

Ten minutes to go!

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This is do-or-die for Denmark!

Braithwaite: Denmark aren’t getting worried

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The Denmark forward has played down his side’s lack of cutting edge.

“As soon as one goes in, others will follow,” he said. “We had a bit of a rough start creatively against Tunisia but today I actually felt we created some good chances, especially in the second half. We’ve shown we’re a team that can score goals, and I’m sure we’ll show that again.”

Goal shy Denmark

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The Euro 2020 semi-finalists have scrored only once during the competition, with that goal coming through Andreas Christensen.

While some of their build-up play has been impressive, the lack of a striker is really hurting Denmark.

Australia making their mark

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For the first time since 2006, Australia could be into the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Given the lack of hype heading into the tournament, that would be a huge achievement for Graham Arnold and his team.

Latest odds

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Betfair - Australia vs Denmark

Australia to win 11/2

Denmark to win 1/2

Draw 7/2

Betfair - To qualify from Group D

Denmark 8/15

Australia 17/10

Tunisia 16/1

Confirmed Denmark lineup

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Schmeichel; Andersen, Christensen, Maehle; Kristensen, Hojberg, Eriksen, Jensen; Skov Olsen, Lindstram, Braithwaite

Who needs what to qualify?

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Denmark are certain to qualify if they beat Australia and Tunisia lose to world champions France.

A draw could be enough for the Socceroos, meanwhile.

Confirmed Australia lineup

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A message from Martin Boyle

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The Hibs star was cruelly ruled out of the tournament after rupturing his ACL.

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Kasper Hjulmand makes Denmark admission

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Kasper Hjulmand admits his Denmark side looked scared of losing.

“Of course there is pressure,” Hjulmand said. “These players are very, very used to big games and the more experience you have of these kinds of events from maybe feeling the ressure, you feel pride.

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Head to head (h2h) history and results

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Head to head (h2h) history and results

Australia wins: 1

Draws: 1

Denmark wins: 2

Who has qualified for the World Cup last 16?

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Seven teams have booked their place in the World Cup knockout rounds after England’s win over Wales.

On Tuesday night, a convincing 3-0 victory put the Three Lions in the last-16 as Group B winners, followed by the USA who defeated Iran.

Three nations have already qualified for the last 16, with holders France quickly shrugging off their injury strife to become the first team to do so on Saturday with back-to-back wins over Australia and Denmark in Group D.

They were joined by two more heavyweights on Monday, with Brazil edging past Switzerland in Group G thanks to Casemiro’s late goal and Portugal brushing aside Uruguay in Group H courtesy of a Bruno Fernandes brace.

Who has qualified for the World Cup last 16?








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Australia urged to ‘leave a legacy’ with run to World Cup knockouts

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Australia coach Graham Arnold has challenged his side to “leave a legacy” by booking a place in the World Cup last-16 against Denmark.

Australia are second in Group D behind France and a win over the Danes would see them qualify.

A point would also be enough if Tunisia fail to beat France in this afternoon’s other game.

“If you’re not Australian, and you don’t know, football in Australia is probably the fourth or fifth main sport after AFL, rugby league, rugby union, cricket... and then there’s football,” said Arnold.

“They call it soccer, but football. To leave a legacy is huge.

“When you sit around now, even in the lunch room, this generation is talking about emulating the 2006 squad [by reaching the knockouts] and achieving the same goals that, when they were 10 years of age, they saw.

“It’s about putting the game on the map a bit more.”

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Prediction: 0-0 draw

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While Denmark will surely be favourites, Australia’s impressive defensive display looks like the worst possible match-up for a team who struggle to score.

0-0  draw.

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For Denmark, Thomas Delaney has been forced out of the tournament due to injury and the need for goals could see Martin Braithwaite and Kasper Dolberg paired up front.

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Australia team news: No changes expected

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Mitchell Duke will lead the Socceroos line once more, with Aaron Mooy key again following his excellent performance against Tunisia.

Martin Boyle (knee) remains out.

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Where to watch Australia vs Denmark

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TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised free-to-air and live on BBC Two, with coverage beginning at 2.45pm.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.

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12:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Australia’s World Cup clash with Denmark.

Kick-off inside the Al Janoub Stadium is at 3pm GMT.

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