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WORLD CUP

Australia downs Denmark to advancement to knockouts, France upset


Tunisia's defenderYassine Meriah and France's forward Kylian Mbappe fight for the ball during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group D football match between Tunisia and France at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on November 30, 2022. (Credit : Jewel SAMAD / AFP)

Australia beat Denmark 1-0 to reach the Round of 16 of the World Cup for the second time in their history on Tuesday.

A 60th-minute goal from Mathew Leckie secured a battling win for Australia, who advanced to the knockout rounds after finishing second in Group D behind reigning champions France.

A second-string France was beaten 1-0 by Tunisia in their final group game on Tuesday but topped the standings on goal difference.



Australia beat Denmark 1-0 to reach the Round of 16 of the World Cup for the second time in their history on Tuesday.

A 60th-minute goal from Mathew Leckie secured a battling win for Australia, who advanced to the knockout rounds after finishing second in Group D behind reigning champions France.

A second-string France was beaten...