As it happened: Jedinak converts penalty awarded by VAR to earn a point for the Socceroos

As it happened: Jedinak converts penalty awarded by VAR to earn a point for the Socceroos

Brogan Clasper
DenmarkSchmeichel, Kjaer, Christensen, Dalsgaard, Stryger, Delaney, Eriksen, Schone, Jorgensen (Cornelius), Poulsen (Braithwaite), Sisto.
AustraliaRyan, Risdon, Sainsbury, Milligan, Behich, Jedinak, Mooy, Rogic (Irvine), Leckie, Kruse (Arzani), Nabbout (Juric).
SCORE1-0 Eriksen (7'), 1-1 Jedinak (37')
REFEREEAntonio Mateu Lahoz (SPA) - Yellow cards: Poulsen (37'), Sisto (84')
INCIDENTSGroup C game live from the Samara Arena,
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Unfortunately, that is all we have time for in Samara. However, we go again in just one hour as France play Peru and you can catch keep up with the game here

However, Australia were certainly value for at least a point. On the balance of the whole game, the Socceroos probably will feel unlucky not to have come away with more from the game. Peru is up next for the Aussies and they must win should they hope to advance to the knockout stages. 

Well, Denmark were unable to take advantage from their early dominance. Eriksen's opener seemed to be the first of a few after some excellent early moves for the Danes. However, VAR takes the limelight once again as Pulsen conceded a penalty for a handball. 

FT - It is all over here in Samara. 1-1 in what was a very tight affair. 

90' - Three added minutes to be played. 

88' - Big saves by Schmeichel, not once but twice. He might have just kept his team in the game there. 

87' - Denmark now are suddenly deep in the Australia half in search for a winner but the Aussie's defence looks airtight. 

84' - The Spanish referee hands out a yellow card to Sisto for what seems to be descent. 

82' - Rogic is replaced by Irvine. 

81' - Close again for the Socceroos, Arzani fires the ball across the box but no one can get onto the end of it to convert. 

77' - Around 15 minutes to go, can Denmark grab a victory to secure them a place in the knockout stage?

74' - Play is stopped as Nabbout seems to have dislocated his shoulder. Nabbout is replaced by Juric. 

72' - Australia getting closer now. Rogic turns and shoots but Schmeichel saves. 

71' - What a strike from the Huddersfield man! He shoots from around 25-yards but the ball continues to rise and narrowly goes over the woodwork. 


67' - Schmeichel comes to claim Mooy's cross but unconvincingly drops the ball which is then crossed back into the danger zone by Leckie but Dalsgaard clears. 

66' - This is more like the Denmark we saw against Peru. Every attack looks much more laboured and lacking in fluency than what we saw in the first-half. 

64' - Denmark bare down on goal but Braithwaite's pass is overhit and the counter-attack breaks down. 

60' - Denmark have the Socceroos camped in their own half as they attempt to make a way through the tight defence of Australia. 

58' - Poulsen who gave away the penalty is replaced by Braithwaite. 

56' - Australia have started the brighter of the two sides here but can they make their dominance count?

54' - Eriksen gives away possession in the Australia half and the Socceroos break but Leckie is unable to convert. 

51' - Great chance for Sisto but his shot seemingly is deflected for a corner but not given by the referee. 

50' - Denmark break but Jorgensen is surrounded by a fleet of Australia defenders who stop the Dane's attack. 

48' - Both teams struggling to keep hold of the ball here - very sloppy. 

46' - We are back underway in Samara with a crucial second-half ahead. 

HT - The referee blows for half-time and what a good half of football it has been. 

45' - A minimum of two added minutes will be played. 

44' - The Danish defence suddenly looks flustered as Australia continue to pile the pressure on. 

42' - So nearly an own goal, Eriksen delivers and Sainsbury directs the ball towards his own goal but Ryan comes to his rescue to deny Denmark the lead. 

More on the goal -  Jedinak sends Schmeichel the wrong way to put the Socceroos level. That's Jedinak's second of the tournament - two more than a certain Lionel Messi. 



36' - Stop in play as the referee checks VAR for a handball against Denmark in the penalty area. 

35' - Australia continue to pile men forward as they win yet another corner but are still finding it hard to break through the Danish defence. 

31' - Kruse finds himself free in the box but his shot is blocked dramatically by Chelsea's Christensen. 

29' - Australia beginning to turn the screw now. They are camped in the Denmark half but are yet to have had a clear sight in goal. 

26' - Good play down the flanks for the Socceroos but the Danish defence stand strong yet again. 

24' - How has Jorgensen missed? A superb ball into the box is met by the Dane but he headers wide from just yards out. 

22' - Rogic charges up the other end of the field to win his side a free kick in a good position. 

21' - Sisto strikes from range but Ryan saves with ease. 

19' - Unlucky for the Socceroos, Rogic splits the Danish defence but Kjaer sweeps up at the back. 

16' - Freekick to Denmark, Austalia need to stop giving away such soft fouls with Eriksen taking the set pieces for the Danes. 

13' - The Danes are playing some really neat football here - looking much better than they did against Peru. 

11' - Austalia racking up their corner count but again Leckie heads over. 

10' - Denmark get their reward for such a positive start but Australia get a chance straight from kick-off but fail to make anything of the break. 

More on the goal - The ball is played into Eriksen who from the edge of the box fires home a left-footed half-volley. Matt Ryan stood no chance of saving that!


5' - Leckie rises highest to meet Mooy's delivery but headers well over - should've done better. 

5' - Denmark continue to keep possession but the Socceroos catch them on the counter-attack and win a corner for their efforts. 

2' - Delaney headers wide from a corner, good start from the Danes. 

1' - Within seconds, we have our first free-kick which goes in the favour of Denmark. 

1' - And we are underway here in Samara. 

The teams are out and we are just minutes away from kick-off. 

STAT: Another victory for Denmark will be enough to see them through to the final 16 of the World Cup for the first time in 16 years. 

Australia Starting XI: Ryan, Risdon, Sainsbury, Milligan, Behich, Jedinak, Mooy, Rogic, Leckie, Kruse, Nabbout. 

Denmark Starting XI: Schmeichel, Kjaer, Christensen, Dalsgaard, Stryger, Delaney, Eriksen, Schone, Jorgensen, Yurary, Sisto. 

Just over an hour till kick-off now and we are awaiting the team news. 

The game will be played at the Samara Arena. A 45,000 capacity stadium which will hold six games in the tournament. This will be the second of the six games to be held in Samara. The first saw Serbia edge to a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica

There are a couple familiar faces in the Australia side for Premier League fans. Huddersfield's Aaron Mooy will have to be on top of his game should the Socceroos have any hope of progressing.

Mooy only managed four goals in the Premier League last year but may find himself attempting to silence Eriksen.

Manager, Bert van Marwijk will be looking for more out of his striker Andrew Nabbout who had a quiet opening game against France and was substituted just after the hour mark. 

The obvious danger man for Denmark is Christian Eriksen. The Tottenham midfielder is the Dane's star man and has the ability to provide the creative spark to turn a game on its head.

However, Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel will also have a key role to play. He kept a clean sheet against Peru and will be looking to continue his fine form going into the game against Australia. 

With France the clear favourites to top the group, this game could play a huge part in the race for the second spot. For the Socceroos, it is a must-win game should they stand a chance of progressing from the group. 

However, Australia tasted defeat in their opening game against many people's favourites to win the tournament in France. In a game which saw technology take centre stage, France edged 2-1 victors. 

Denmark opened their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over Peru. Tottenham's Christian Eriksen slipped in Yussuf Poulsen who slotted the ball beyond the Peru goalkeeper to snatch a vital victory. 

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live text coverage of this afternoon's World Cup action from the Samara Arena as Denmark play Australia. I'm Brogan Clasper and I will be guiding you through the action.


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