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Davidde Corran

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Born in Melbourne but now based in England, Davidde Corran is a freelance journalist, photographer and videographer who has contributed to AP, PA Sport, Football+, Fox Sports, The Blizzard and The New York Times among many others.

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Agreed, Stevo.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Some nice work on the ball from Brosque just inside the penalty area, who then lays it off to Bresciano who forces a save from Andersen.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

There would be an argument, even if a little weak, for the Socceroos to already be down to nine men – Wilkshire for his tackle on Poulsen and Spiranovic for denying a clear goal scoring opportunity on Agger.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Agger scores from the spot. 1-0 Denmark . Eriksen with a delightful back heel to his captain who is brought down by Spiranovic.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

30 minutes gone and penalty to Denmark

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Actually there’s four players in front of them based in Asia if you take into account the two A-League based players.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Poulsen hasn’t been put off by Wilkshire literally leaving a mark on him, the Danes keep coming forward through him on the left.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Kewell is playing as the most advanced forward, thus far he looks like he’s lacking match sharpness. The best thing I could say so far is he’s working hard… oh dear.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

On twitter SBS’ Scott McIntyre points out that all of the Socceroos back four, plus three players in front of them, are Asian based.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Another Australian skirmish forward is only of interest as it offers me an opportunity to mention that Kewell is sporting a new headband wearing look.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Now it’s Jedinak’s turn to play the ball forward as he slips a pass through to Brosque, but the former Sydney FC striker couldn’t get a good connection on it as he slid in.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Wilkshire goes flying in on Poulsen awful challenge, made all the worse as it comes in a game just before a major tournament. Referee Damanto missed it though and thankfully it looks like the Dane is OK. Not the first time Wilkshire has done that before…

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Mile Jedinak caught offside after a through ball from his central midfield partner Bresciano. This certainly isn’t Pim Verbeek’s Socceroos…

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Denmark have had all the running early on, getting into the penalty area another few times. Spiranovic with an athletic intervention early on and some unconvincing defending from Jedinak allowing a shot to be blazed wide soon after.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Denmark with the first shot of the game. Rommedahl with a very ambitious volley from wide inside the penalty area. He hit it across the face of goal.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Antonio Damanto is the referee. One of the most promising referees coming out of Italian football at the moment. Refereed a game which saw three red cards for Roma in December. I imagine this will be a tad calmer of an affair!

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Australian born Princess Mary is in the stands watching on as we get underway in Copenhagen. Will it be a royal performance from the Socceroos?

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Cliffclavin, the plan at this stage is that Valeri will join up with the Socceroos ahead of the Oman game. Sassuolo need to win their game tonight to go through to the final playoff next week.

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Denmark starting XI: Andersen, Kjaer, Agger, Poulsen, Jacobsen, Kvist, Eriksen, Krohn-Dehli, Rommedahl, Bendtner, Zimling

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Socceroos starting XI: Schwarzer, Wilkshire, Neill, Spiranovic, North, Jedinak, Bresciano, McKay, Brosque, Kewell, Thompson,

Denmark vs Australia: live scores, blog

Correct, that is why there are six as Hernandez can apply for citizenship shortly.

How will FFA fill Western Sydney's player void?

So Midfielder, by simply mentioning there was a dull game I’ve written a “critical article”? Suspend your preconceptions for a moment and read through the article again. I’m confident you’ll find it isn’t an intrinsically critical piece.

Football community united in frustrated boredom

Rusty, I mention a negative but this isn’t a negative article. Read it through again if you need.

Football community united in frustrated boredom

Qantas, I don’t mention how the Glory fans might have felt about it as it’s not an article about their season, etc. While Qatar rarely hits anything close to 50 C. during the World Cup period, it will be very hot and that’s the concern. Either way we haven’t heard the end of this discussion though I still believe it’ll take place in Qatar.

Football community united in frustrated boredom

Considering how much the Cardinals outlaid for him and the fact they based their season around his arrival, Kevin Kolb deserves a a shout too.Arizona might be a less glamorous club but Kolb, who only completed a handful of games this season, has been a massive let down for a side who still went 7-2 without him in the second half of the season.

Wouldn’t disagree with the other names mentioned here though.

Most disappointing QBs in 2011 NFL season