Meeting at the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup also are the national football teams of Denmark and Australia. The two teams from Group C have been fixed to meet on Thursday, June 21 at the Samara stadium by 1 pm.
But then, based on their track records and wealth of experience in international soccer competitions, one of the questions that rightly come to mind is who is likely to win the match.
Watch Live Streaming and Prediction:
Watch Live streaming of group “C” match which is going to held between Denmark and Australia. The HD quality live streaming is also available for mobile users whether they are Android or IOS enjoyer. If we talk about the match prediction than Denmark is favorite for this battle. Danish side is better and strong as compared to the Australian side. Watch live streaming for the final result.
History of Australia and Denmark
Officially nicknamed as the Socceroos, Australian national football team is the representative of Australia when it comes to international men’s soccer. The national soccer team is under the leadership of the Football Federation Australia (FFA) which is the governing body for soccer in Australia.
Denmark national football team, also referred to as Danmarks Fodboldlandshold in the Danish language remains the national football team that represents Denmark in football association. The football team is under the government of the Danish Football Association (DBU), which is the body that sees all the football clubs that could be organized under DBU.
The Danish Football Association, also known as Dansk Boldspil-Union (DBU), was founded in 1889. While on the other hand, the Australian football team was constituted in1922, and they are said to have engaged in tour matches for not less than 36 years.
Australia is a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) as well as the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since they left the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006.
Appearances in FIFA World Cups
The first time recorded that Denmark would make their appearance at the FIFA Mega Event was in 1986. Even though they had made several attempts since 1958 with exception to 1962 when they did not enter, they could not qualify. But then, they eventually made their way through in 1986.
In their entry, their first match was against Scotland where they won the game in a 1-0 match. Then, amazingly, they performed so well that they became a surprise to the world when they swept off a one-time FIFA World Cup winners, Uruguay in a 6-1 game win. However, the unfortunate thing is that during their next match against Spain, Denmark lost the match in a 5–1 game.
Also, while they did not participate between 1930 and 1962, the Australian made attempts to qualify for the FIFA Mega Event in 1966 and 1970 but failed after losing in their play-off matches against North Korea and Israel respectively. Then in 1977, at the FIFA World Cup hosted by West Germany, they eventually made their way through.
Unfortunately for the Australian, which became the only time, they would appear at the FIFA World Cup tournaments. Every other attempt made than proved abortive as they kept losing out in all their play-offs. After all these attempts, they eventually made it in 2006. This made it 32 years of non-appearance at the FIFA Mega Event.
Apart from their first appearance in the 1986 FIFA Event hosted by Mexico, the next time that Denmark would appear at the international biggest tournament was in 1998 where they played their way through to the quarterfinals.
One of the amazing things about the national soccer team was that, at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, on June 28, 1998, it was recorded that they had what is known to be the most important victory to them in the World Cups during the round of last 16.
This was based on their match against Nigeria. Then, the national soccer team crushed their Nigeria opponent with a 4-1 win game. And consequently, this victory got them their opportunity to be referred to as one of the eight strongest world football teams for the first time in their history.
It is also recorded concerning the Australia national football team that in their opening group game against Japan at the 2006 FIFA Mega Event, the soccer team made history as a result of the goals two its players scored. It was recorded that the goals were the first goals that would ever be scored by Australia’s men’s soccer team at a World Cup tournament; then the three goals which were scored just in seven minutes to the end of the match had never been done in the history of the FIFA World Cup matches.
More so, this major feat that they made during the 2006 World Cup made them later to be awarded as the AFC National Team of the Year.
So far, since Denmark has been involved in international competitions, they have won two Olympic silver medals in 1908 and 1912. This, consequently, made them be ranked as number one team in the world between April 1914 and April 1920.
Honorary Titles and Awards Received
The honorary titles that Denmark has received include the winner of the 1992 UEFA European Championship. Apart from this, they also finished at the fourth place in 1964 while they made it to the semi-final stage in 1984, all under the UEFA European Championship game.
For the FIFA Confederations Cup, they emerged as the winners in 1995. And when they played at the Summer Olympics, the soccer team won a Silver three times which are in 1908, 1912 and 1960, and Bronze in 1948.
Australian on the other hand, have won the Oceanian Football champions award on four different occasions which are in 1980, 1996, 2000, and 2004. Then, they emerged as the runners-up in 1998 and 2002 also. They equally bagged the Asian championship in 2015 and the runners-up in 2011.
FIFA World Rankings
According to the FIFA World ranking released on May 15, 2018, Australia ranked on 40th position, while Denmark is ranked 12th in the list.