Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Sorensen: 'Denmark need to be more physical against Australia'

Sorensen: 'Denmark need to be more physical against Australia'

Australia is still alive at the 2018 World Cup after a 1-1 draw with Denmark, with the Socceroos dominating most of the game but failing to add to Mile Jedinak's goal from the penalty spot.

The Tottenham Hotspur attacker latched onto a lovely flick from Nicolai Jorgensen and hammered the ball past Mat Ryan.

Peru missed a VAR-awarded penalty against the Danes in their first game, while Australia will feel justice has been served after they conceded a debatable penalty following video replays in the loss to France.

As for whether Denmark would finish second, the 32-year-old said: "I was convinced before the tournament started, but I'm not that convinced anymore". With the "Fubo Premier" bundle, you will get access to all four of the World Cup soccer TV channels in most markets.

Having lost 2-1 to France in their first game on Saturday, defeat by Denmark would have left the Socceroos on the brink of becoming the second team from the Asian Football Confederation to be eliminated, after Saudi Arabia were sent packing on Wednesday.

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Denmark will "struggle" if Australia can stop Christian Eriksen at the World Cup and William Kvist's injury is a blow, according to Michael Jakobsen. Nicolai Jorensen flicked a pass through to Christian Eriksen who ran unmarked into the box and fired past Mat Ryan from 15 metres out.

"We played very well and created chances and it is an unbelievable pity that we didn't score".

Eriksen had an assist in the opener, a 1-0 victory over Peru.

Crosses from Arzani - who was a delight during his cameo - and Aziz Behich late in the game looked like the kind of opportunities Australia's record goal scorer gobbles up. "We'll have to put in an almighty effort and we'll need a bit of luck, but it's why we play this game".

Mile Jedinak stepped up confidently and netted his second penalty of the tournament, following his first against France last week.

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He has a total of three World Cup goals and all have been from penalties.

A solid defensive display against France won Australia plaudits but Bert van Marwijk's men are on the ropes.

Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel attempted to intimidate Jedinak before the penalty by approaching and shouting at him, but those attempts failed.

"We deserved to win".

The Danes took 27 minutes to register a shot in its Group C opener against Peru but Thomas Delaney headed wide from Pione Sisto's cross after just two minutes against Australia.

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