A new chapter of success wrote this Wednesday the Australian team in its football history. The ‘Socceroos’ beat Denmark 1-0, at the close of Group D of the World Cup in Qatar, and secured their qualification to the round of 16. As expected, in Australian lands, there was a party beyond the hour.
Due to the time difference, the fans of the oceanic team did not have to wait until dawn to see the match. In the mythical Federation Square, located in the city of Melbourne, thousands of fans gathered and cheered on their team.
One of the most exciting moments that made the fans jump with emotion was when Mathew Leckie signed the goal, 60 minutes into the match. When the referee blew his whistle, ending the game, there was complete madness, even with flares.
With the victory, Australia reached six points, the same figure as the first France, and reached the round of 16 of the World Cup competition as second in their group. Now, the ‘Socceroos’ will face the first of Group C, a series in which Argentina, Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia are installed.
“This is the result of a lot of hard work, of believing in what we do. These guys showed a great mentality. We’ve been working on confidence, energy and focus for four, four and a half years, and I could see in their eyes that they were ready to make history tonight.” Australia coach Graham Arnold said after the match.
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