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Australia News: Van Marwijk frustrated

1 year ago

In the latest Australia news, boss Bert van Marwijk admits he was disappointed with his side’s draw against Denmark despite winning their first point of the World Cup.

The Aussies started their Group C campaign with a defeat to France on Saturday but produced a much better display against the Danes, without securing all three points.

Christian Eriksen opened the scoring with a fine finish, before captain Mile Jedinak hit a second-half VAR-assisted penalty for the men from Down Under.

Australia still have a glimmer of hope of qualifying but they must beat Peru in their final group game on Tuesday.

Speaking after the clash, Van Marwijk said: “We had chances to win and we deserved to win, so I’m disappointed. I fully agree we should have won. Against France we also deserved more, I think.

“We have one point and we deserve four points from these two games. The last part of the puzzle is that we must make the difference by scoring one goal more than the opponent.

“I must be satisfied about all the things we asked of [my players]. From the first day the team has improved every day and they surprised me today again.”

Australia are 11/5 to beat Peru next week, with the South Americans 5/4 favourites with

Van Marwijk will be without striker Andrew Nabbout for the game after he injured his shoulder after an awkward fall during Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Denmark.