Australia for the first time ever managed to qualify to Round 16 knockouts of FIFA World Cup 2022. They had to face a tough opponent in Denmark but Socceroos have been up to the task. While Denmark has been aggressive throughout the game, Australia managed to hold their fort no allowing Denmark to strike a goal. When it looked like it is going towards a draw, Mathew Leckie scored in the 60th minute to give Australia advantage and a memorable win over Denmark.
Australia took 8 shots at goal with 4 on target. They had only 31% ball possession, made 304 passes with 64% accuracy. Australia made 11 fouls, got 2 Yellow Cards, 2 Corners and 1 Offsides. Denmark took 13 shots at goal with 3 on target. They maintained 69% ball possession, made 664 passes with 82% accuracy. Denmark made 10 fouls, got 1 Yellow Card, 6 Corners and 3 Offsides. Australia like Senegal won the crucial moments to pull off a huge win and enter the knockouts against Denmark at Al Janoub Stadium, Qatar.
Australia PM Anthony Albanese appreciated Australian Soccer heroes, Socceroos for their “magnificent Win”.
— Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) November 30, 2022
From Group D, Australia and France have been qualified to Round 16 with 2 wins each. With Denmark and France in the same Group, no one anticipated Australia and Tunisia to even give fight to the football nations. Australia won against Denmark to advance, while Tunisia drew with Denmark and upset France. November 30th 2022 can be called as underdog day in FIFA World Cup 2022, for sure.