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Mile Jedinak spot kick rescues Australia against Denmark

Australia draw against Denmark in a confidence booster

Denmark v Australia: Group C - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

Aston Villa's Mile Jedinak was once again on target from the penalty spot as Australia couldn't find the winner against Denmark.

The game kicked off nervy for Mile Jedinak and the defence as Denmark broke through on multiple occasions early for the opener. On another break Nicolai Jorgenson played star man Christian Eriksen in for a top class volley past the keeper, 1~0 Denmark up.

Denmark then sat back and tried to sting on the break as Australia pushed down the wings for the equaliser. Late in the first half a corner resulted in a handball shout only to be waved on by the referee with play stopped shortly after by another soon-to-be infamous VAR call. After a quick review, Mile Jedinak stepped up to once again score the resulting penalty in trademark fashion.

Both teams continued to push for a winner in the second half with neither willing to commit fully as a loss could condemnt progression hopes. With neither team able to take good chances, the draw seemed the most likely result.

During the game, Mile Jedinak once again patrolled the area in front of the defence, got stuck in when required and was unbeaten in the air.

Denmark now move into the final group match requiring a draw against France to progress. Mile Jedinak's Socceroos require a win and preferably a large one against Peru to keep their hopes of progression alive.

Bert Van Marwijk has this Socceroos squad playing with confidence, tune in for the must win match next Tuesday.