The Australian team beat the Danes to reach the World Cup play-offs for the first time in 16 years.
DOHA, November 30 – RIA Novosti. The Australian national football team reached the play-offs of the tournament for the first time since 2006, beating Denmark in the third round of the group stage of the World Cup held in Qatar.
Group D match, which was held at the “El Janub” stadium on Wednesday, ended with a score of 1:0 in favor of the Australians. Matthew Lecky scored the only goal in the 60th minute.
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The Australian team started the World Cup in Qatar with a massive loss to the French (1:4), but the team finished second in the Group D table after gaining two wins (6 points). The Australians have reached the World Cup playoffs for the second time in history, the first time was in 2006 – then the team played under the guidance of Guus Hiddink, the former head coach of the Russian national team. The Australian national team will face the winner of group C on 3 December.
The Danish national team, which was a semi-finalist in Euro 2020, finished its performance in the World Cup with the last place in the group (1 point).
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