The Socceroos take on Denmark in Copenhagen as the Australians prepare for their World Cup qualifier against Oman next week. It’s also an important game for the Danes as they head into Euro 2012. We’ll have live scores and blog from 1am AEST for the Socceroos vs Denmark clash.
The last time these two teams met was at Ruimsig Stadium outside of Johannesburg in the lead up to the 2010 World Cup when a Josh Kennedy header was enough for the Socceroos to claim a 1-0 win.
However Kennedy will be missing heading into the rematch with the Danes as coach Holger Osieck has allowed him to finish his club commitments with Nagoya Grampus before joining the team in Oman next week. Brett Holman is also missing with his wife due to give birth.
The Socceroos will also be without midfielder Carl Valeri who’s team Sassuolo are hosting Sampdoria as part of the Italian Serie A playoffs.
Denmark were torn apart by Brazil last week thanks to a poor defensive display in a 3-1 loss with question marks on what kind of test they will provide the Australians.
Denmark finished top of their Euro 2012 qualifying group with strong performances, but their reward is a place in Euro’s Group B along side the Netherlands, Germany and Portugal – surely the group of death.
One player to watch will be Ajax’s 20-year-old attacking midfielder Christian Eriksen who is coming off the back of a stellar club season and will be a tricky opponent for the Socceroos’ defence.
With Osieck set to cull two players from the squad ahead of the World Cup qualifiers next week, who will stake a claim for a spot? We’ll bring you live scores and commentary from 1am AEST.