Highlights, Denmark vs Australia, FIFA World Cup 2018, Match 21 at Samara

Mile Jedinak scores from the penalty spot as Australia come from behind to draw 1-1 with Denmark in Thursday afternoon's Group C clash at the 2018 World Cup.

Christian Eriksen rattled the back of the net for Denmark in the 7th minute after Mile Jedinak equalised from the penalty spot for the Socceroos minutes before the half-time whistle.

A gut-wrenching 1-2 defeat to France in their Group C opener has left Australia targeting a win against Denmark on Thursday as they seek to qualify from the group stages.

With one point, they must win their last match against Peru to stand any chance of going through, but results could still conspire to send them home.

Australia have only reached the second phase of a World Cup once, in 2006 when a late Harry Kewell goal earned them a point in their final group game, putting them ahead of Croatia.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eriksen, who provided the assist for Yussuf Poulsen's victor, admitted Denmark didn't produce the attacking football that yielded 20 goals in qualifying.

Christian Eriksen scored in the opening minutes for Denmark, which has gone unbeaten in 17 straight worldwide matches.

Australia started seeing more of the ball soon after the Tottenham Hotspur star's strike, but it was Denmark who looked the more threatening side.

Both managers made changes in the 68th minute, with Andres Cornelius entering the field for Denmark, while 19-year-old Daniel Arzani was introduced for Australia.

Australia, on the other hand, showed little attacking threat against France, their best opportunity coming from a deflected header that had goalkeeper Hugo Lloris scrambling to save early on. "We'll have to put in an almighty effort and we'll need a bit of luck, but it's why we play this game".

Denmark began their World Cup campaign with a hard-fought victory against a Peru side making their first appearance in the competition since 1982.

"The conclusion is we have one point and we deserve four", the Dutchman said.

"When you are at this level and create so many chances against Denmark I must be happy with the number of chances, the only thing we have to do is put the ball in the goal". Instead, Denmark fell victim to the system, which has worked well so far in the World Cup but isn't flawless.

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