Christian Eriksen scores in Denmark's 1-1 draw against Australia

Christian Eriksen scores in Denmark's 1-1 draw against Australia

- Australia force Denmark to 1-1 draw in the second Group C game at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia

- Spurs star Christian Eriksen opened scoring scoring for the Danish national team in the 7th minute

- While Nicolai Joergensen's 38th minute spot kick ensured the Socceroos picked their first point in the tournament

- Denmark will battle France in their last group game while Australia and Peru will fight it out simultaneously

Christian Eriksen puts his side in front as early as the seventh minute after receiving a superb pass from Nicolai Joergensen.

The Danish Dynamite settled in faster into the game as they tried to stun their opponent but Mark Milligan clears the danger gift home team their first corner of the fixture.

Both teams continued to size themselves up earlier in the game until the 26-year-old lashed the ball into the roof of the net.

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Despite trailing by a goal, the Socceroos never gave uo as they took the game to their opponents in search of an equaliser.

However, their efforts paid off in the 38th minute of the encounter after the Video Assistant Referee spotted a handball in Denmark's danger box.

Yussuf Poulsen was spotted to have handled the ball in his side's 18 yard box after trying to nod out a cross from the Australian.

And Mile Jedinak stepped up to carefully put the ball at the back of the net to put his side back into the game as the first half ended 1-1.

Having observed the 15 minutes compulsory break, the two teams returned to the pitch to continue their hostility while they both search for the winner.

Both sides made changes in the second half of the meeting but the substitutions didn't really have much effect in the game as they shared the spoils at the end of the game.

Meanwhile, Denmark are topping Group C with four points after the second round of games, while France are second with three points pending their second game against Peru.

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Australia are third with just one point after two games, and they will battle Peru in their last game as they hope they can still qualify for the next round.

Denmark will battle France in their third game in a bid to finish as the group leaders going into the next round of the championship.

Denmark claimed their first victory at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup competition on Saturday, June 16, at the Mordovia Arena after beating Peru 1-0 in the second Group C clash.

Yussuf Poulsen's 59th minute strike ensured the Danish national team got their campaign off to a winning start to rank second on the group table but with the same points as France.

The RB Leipzig striker got a well-timed superb pass from Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen and narrowly placed the ball into the left side of the goal post.

Although, the south American team tried to respond immediately and get an equaliser, but an excellent last gasp save from Leicester City shot stopper saved the ball from going into the net.

Source: Briefly.co.za

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