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Australia, Denmark play to 1-1 draw


Australia captain Mile Jedinak slotted his second penalty at the World Cup to help Australia draw 1-1 with Denmark on Thursday and keep its hopes of reaching the knockout rounds alive.

Jedinak’s 38th-minute goal canceled out a seventh-minute strike from Christian Eriksen who rifled in at Samara Arena after being set up by Nicolai Jorgensen’s brilliant touch.

Both teams’ hopes of advancing will be settled in the final round of Group C matches, when Australia takes on Peru and Denmark meets France.

In a tense second half, each side had chances and Denmark could thank its goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel for two fine saves from shots by Daniel Arzani and Mathew Leckie in the dying minutes.