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Australia reach FIFA World Cup last 16

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Australia’s Mathew Leckie scores their first goal
Australia’s Mathew Leckie scores their first goal

Australia reached the knock-out stage of the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 16 years after a shocking 1-0 victory over Denmark at the Al Janoub Stadium in Doha, Qatar yesterday.

The Danes, needing victory to progress, dominated possession but were caught out on the break when Australia scored the winner on the hour mark. Denmark lost the ball in the Australian box and Mathew Leckie finished a brilliant counterattack with a low shot past Kasper Schmeichel.

Australia finished in second place in Group ‘D’ on six points, only behind world champions France on goal difference.

Denmark, meanwhile, exit Qatar 2022 with just one point from three games, sitting bottom of the group. (C.D)

Thursday, December 1, 2022 – 01:00

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