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Australia vs Denmark

August 07, 2023

11:30 am GMT+1

Australia vs Denmark match preview

Can the co-hosts continue their quest for World Cup glory?

A week ago, Australia were on the cusp of a catastrophic group stage elimination from their home tournament.

Tony Gustavsson’s side narrowly beaten Republic of Ireland 1-0 on the World Cup’s opening night, but then suffered a shambolic 3-2 defeat to Nigeria in Brisbane.

So, the Matildas went into Monday’s meeting with Canada in Melbourne simply having to win, but they certainly embraced this challenge.

In the end, those inside Melbourne Rectangular Stadium witnessed Australia’s biggest-ever World Cup victory, as the hosts demolished the Olympic champions 4-0.

Hayley Raso broke the deadlock after just nine minutes, before bundling home her second from a corner soon after.

In the second half, Mary Fowler, just about, flicked Caitlin Foord’s pull-back over the line, before Steph Catley completed the rout via a stoppage time penalty.

As a result, Australia not only got through to the round of 16, but they did so as group winners, meaning another huge crowd of over 75,000 in Sydney can roar on this much-loved Matildas team.

Denmark meantime are hoping to spoil the party Down Under in, what will be, their first World Cup knockout tie for 28 years.

De rød-hvide got through as Group D’s runners-up, first claiming a crucial win over China PR, Amalie Vangsgaard’s stoppage time header snatching the points, before a defeat to England that also ending 1-0.

Lars Søndergaard’s side booked their place in the last 16 by beating Haiti on Tuesday, with Pernille Harder converting a penalty, before Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen secured the points in the tenth minute of injury time.

So, Denmark will certainly be no push-overs but, in front of a humungous crowd at Sydney Olympic Stadium, Australia are likely to get through, setting up a quarter-final showdown with France or Morocco.

Australia team news

Star striker Sam Kerr remains the most talked about player at this tournament, despite being yet to feature.

She picked up a calf injury the night before the Ireland game and was named amongst the substitutes for the first time against Canada, with Tony Gustavsson saying she could’ve come on if required.

If he’s taken at his word, Kerr will play some part in this knockout tie, although it’s likely to come from the bench.

Mary Fowler did return to the XI last Monday night, following a concussion, partnering Caitlin Foord in attack.

In the victory over Canada, the Matildas finally seemed to figure out how to play without Sam Kerr, which should stand them in good stead.

Predicted XI (4-4-2): Arnold; Carpenter, Hunt, Kennedy, Catley; Cooney-Cross, Gorry, Raso, van Egmond; Foord, Fowler.

Denmark teams news

Centre-back Stine Ballisager Pedersen sat out Tuesday’s win over Haiti, but is hopeful of returning here, with Rikke Sevecke thereby reverting to right-back.

In attack, Amalie Vangsgaard’s late goal in Perth could see her keep her place, chosen over Nicoline Sørensen.

Captain Pernille Harder remains de rød-hvide’s most potent threat, having bagged her 71st international goal, and first at a World Cup, last time out.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Christensen; Sevecke, Boye Sørensen, Ballisager Pedersen, Veje; Holmgaard, Hasbo, Møller Kühl; Thomsen, Vangsgaard, Harder.

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