▲ Australia’s pride in Asian football ▲ After a 1-4 loss to France, 2 consecutive wins over Tunisia and Denmark ▲ Australia progressed to the 16th World Cup round in 16 years ▲ Good luck to the national team before the match against Portugal
[골닷컴] Reporter Park Moon-soo = Australia were behind in terms of possession, expected goals, and number of shots. But Australia said it was a goal. Denmark was silent. I had a chance, but I couldn’t save it.
The Australian national team became the first Asian team to qualify for the round of 16. The victory against Tunisia laid the foundation for the anti-war drama, and they played efficient football against Denmark, achieving the feat of moving through to the round of 16 for the first time in 16 years since the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Australia won 1-0 against Denmark in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Group D Group Stage 3 match held at 0:00am on the 1st at Al-Janube Stadium in Qatar. The winner of the goal was Leckie. Reki, who caught the ball from the touchline, finished off a bold rush, sealing the win.
Australia did, won three points, pushed Tunisia, overcame France, and qualified for the round of 16 as second place in the group. This is the second victory in a row following the match against Tunisia. It was Australia’s first consecutive World Cup victory. This is also the first time that two consecutive clean sheets have been recorded.
In addition, Australia became the third team in World Cup history to progress to the round of 16 despite conceding four or more goals in the first leg, following former Yugoslavia in 1990 and Ukraine in 2006.
On the other hand, Tunisia missed out on a ticket to the round of 16, despite a 1-0 win over France, as Denmark were held by Australia. Denmark, who were caught by Australia, suffered the ignominy of failing to progress to the tournament for the second time after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Australia’s progress to the round of 16 is a hopeful message for the national team as well. At the time of the 1st round, the Asian trend was predicted, but in the 2nd round, the atmosphere was subdued as the Asian teams showed a lower performance than expected. At the time of the first game, Australia were in a bad mood due to a huge loss against France, but won a ticket to the round of 16 by creating miracles against Tunisia and Denmark.
The national team is also in a bit of a mess after losing 2-3 against Ghana. The third round is Portugal. Restless. Portugal are also unlikely to bounce back easily from a head-to-head match with the national team to avoid Brazil.
So is Australia. Although they beat Tunisia, they were inferior to Denmark in terms of power. Instead, they earned a dramatic passage to the round of 16 through efficient game control. Australia’s progress to the round of 16 sends a hopeful message to the national team ahead of the match in Portugal at midnight on the 3rd.
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