Socceroos allow themselves to dream. After their first loss to the Blues on Tuesday, Australia beat Tunisia this Saturday at Al Janoub Stadium (0-1) and are back in the race to reach the Round of 16 with a second-place finish in Group D. Graham’s men Arnold will play their future in this World Cup against Denmark on Wednesday and look for a place in the next round for the first time since 2006.
On the Blues’ side, a victory over Denmark would have put them in eighth place this afternoon.
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In a tense, but with a lot of technical losses, the meeting, the Australians, more offensive and enterprising in the first period, tried to break through the defense of the Carthage Eagles through the flanks. And after several attempts, the light came from Mitchell Duke from the head (24th). Soccer could even get worse before the break on a new overflow from Craig Goodwin, but his cross was well reflected by Issam Jebali (45 + 1st).
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Returning from the dressing room, Tunisia showed itself better. Stepping on the ball, the Carthage Eagles doubled the odds (eleven shots), but faced either the Australian defense (49th, 53rd, 59th) or Matthew Ryan (52nd, 66th, 71st). e, 87th). Finally, teammates of Wahbi Khazri, who entered the game in 66th place, complicate the task with this defeat at this World Cup and will definitely have to defeat the Blues on Wednesday to qualify.
This is undoubtedly the great story of the day. Japanese D2 club player Fagiano Okayama, the Australian striker got his way by scoring a beautiful fisted header to the half hour mark. He also became the first player in the Second Division to score a goal in this World Cup.
Australia goes seven consecutive games without a World Cup win (one draw, six losses). Their last success dates back to June 23, 2010 against Serbia (2-1).