Tournament: World Cup
Stage: Group C
Referee: Antonio Mateu
Stadium: Cosmos Arena
Match Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
DID YOU KNOW?
This will be the fourth encounter between Denmark and Australia, their first at the World Cup. None of their previous fixtures – all friendlies – has ended in a draw (2 wins for Denmark, 1 for Australia).
Australia have lost seven of their nine World Cup encounters against European opposition (W1 D1), their only win coming against Serbia in 2010 (2-1).
Australia have lost each of their last four World Cup matches, conceding at least two goals in each game.
Australia have kept just one clean sheet in their 14 previous World Cup finals matches, a 0-0 draw with Chile in 1974.
Only in their first ever appearance in 1986 have Denmark won both of their opening two matches in a World Cup campaign.
Denmark kept a clean sheet in their opening match against Peru, but have never kept consecutive shutouts in the World Cup before.
All 28 of Denmark’s World Cup goals have come from inside the box.
Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has kept a clean sheet in each of his last five matches for Denmark, last conceding a goal 534 minutes ago vs Republic of Ireland.
Christian Eriksen has had a hand in 17 goals in his last 14 appearances for Denmark (12 goals, 5 assists).
Mile Jedinak’s goal against France was his second for Australia in World Cup finals matches. Only Tim Cahill (5) has scored more for the Socceroos in the competition (Brett Holman also two).