After a 4-1 loss towards France within the opening recreation, who would have thought Australia would have its future in its personal arms for the ultimate recreation?
Australia’s 1-0 win towards Tunisia after a surprise header from Mitchell Duke within the twenty third minute offers actual hope to Australia advancing to the knockout stage.
Australia’s closing group recreation is towards Denmark, who should play France at 3am tomorrow morning (AEDT).
Right here the way it stands thus far:
— France — performed 1: 3 factors
— Australia — performed 2: 3 factors
— Denmark — performed 1: 1 level
— Tunisia — performed 2: 1 level
Right here’s what must occur for the Socceroos to make the second spherical for the primary time since 2006.
If France beats Denmark
That is the very best final result for the Socceroos. And would imply a draw would seemingly be sufficient within the closing group recreation towards Denmark.
If France beats Denmark, and Australia additionally beats them, the Socceroos would progress.
If Denmark beats France
This might make issues more durable. Denmark successful would put them on 4 factors, which means the Socceroos would want to win its closing recreation to progress. A draw wouldn’t be sufficient, even when France misplaced to Tunisia on account of aim distinction.
If Denmark and France draw
This would depart Denmark on 2 factors and France on 4 factors. It means Australia would want to win towards Denmark to make sure of a spot within the closing 16. However a draw would additionally seemingly be sufficient, as a result of it will go away Denmark on simply 3 factors and Australia on 4 factors.