The action of the technical director by sending his player a piece of paper with instructions for the team to apply during the match is a typical soccer strategy. On certain occasions it can go well, but on others and due to an oversight that can be a double-edged sword, as happened in the match between Australia and Denmark for the last day of group D of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
At minute 60, the ‘Kanguros’ took the lead thanks to Mathew Leckie’s goal, for which the technical director of ‘Red Dynamite’ made changes to his team. Kasper Hjulmand approved the income of Robert Skov and Andreas Cornelius instead of Joakim Maehle and Andreas Skov Olsen, respectively.
Instantly, the coach handed a piece of paper, containing instructions, to captain Christian Ericksen, but then that note fell to the grass. Instantly, Mitchell Duke picked it up and passed it to an assistant to his coach Graham Arnold, according to images he uploaded. @DanishFTBL on Twitter and were not caught on TV cameras.
Then the Socceroos’ tactician changed the team and sent defender Bailey Wright onto the field in place of attacker Riley McGree in the 71st minute. In this way, his squad formed with a line 5 in the background until the end of the game.
Australia’s strategy worked, as they ended up winning and thus qualified for the round of 16 of the World Cup as second place in group D. Now, they will face Argentina this Saturday at 2 pm (Peruvian time) for the pass to the quarterfinals.
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