The Australian Football teams won’t progress any further in the 2018 Fifa World Cup if they can’t manage a win or draw against Denmark tonight.
Socceroos coach Bert Van Marwijk is wary of the Danish side and is anticipating they’ll be a difficult side to break down.
“The Danish they are a strong team, they are number 12 in the world rankings and that says enough,” Van Marwijk said.
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“They are a physically strong team, very tall players, that’s their weapon and we played against France and they have more quality and creativity in their players, but I think the Danish are maybe more a team.”
If Australia loses, they will leave Russia after the group stage regardless of their outcome against Peru next Tuesday.
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There have been calls for Van Marwijk to include Australia’s highest ever goalscorer, Tim Cahill, for tonight’s must-win match.
However, the coach said they’re considering all options.
“I will not talk about changes or not changes, we analysed the game very well,” he said.
“Denmark will be a very difficult team to play against, but we get more confident every day in the way we want to play and I think that is very important.”