Live Match Update - Australia v Denmark
All the action from the Socceroos clash against Denmark.
Australia can take some consolation that they won the second half with Emerton's great strike, but overall were beaten by a very good Denmark side.
Full time - Denmark 3-1
92+ Aloisi tries a shot from the edge of the area that Sorensen saves comfortably down low.
90' Agger tries first time shot that goes well over wide and high.
86' Denmark sub - Tomasson off - Nordstrand on
85' Emerton steps up and brilliantly curls his shot over the wall and inside the near post... deserved goal for Australia.
Goal to Emerton - 1-3
85' Griffiths blatantly bodychecked just outside the box.
80' Gronkjaer wins successive corners, but both are cleared.
77' Denmark sub - ? off - Kroeldrup on
76' Griffiths immediately wins corner and from corner he heads over the bar.
75' Australia sub - Cahill off - Ryan Griffiths on
72' Denmark sub - Jorgensen off - Claus Jensen on
72' Agger has a long range shot that thumps into Petkovic's arms.
71' Aloisi just offside from a Holman pass, he was through on goal.
69' Wuertz is through into the box after another quick counter, ball beats Petkovic but goes into side-netting.
68' Cahill has a run and shot from 22 metres that is only just wide of the far post.
67' Australia sub - Skoko off - Jacob Burns off; Denmark sub - Daniel Jensen off - Rasmus Wuertz on
65' Petkovic good save to deny Kahlenberg after neat dummy by Tomasson. From corner Daniel Jensen heads over the bar.
63' Grella fouls Gronkjaer on the right, but free kick is cleared by Australia.
59' Grella gets a knock back from Cahill and tries a long range shot that goes well wide
57' Sterjovski on the right, low cross for Aloisi, tries to knock back for Cahill but ball goes across face of goal.
55' After sustained attack by Australia, Danes quickly break and Tomasson has a crack for his hat-trick, ball going just over the bar.
50' Gronkjaer shot goes well wide.
The Danes made a half time substitution with Gronkjaer coming on for Rommedaal.
48' Great Hussle by Holman, tries to put Aloisi but Sorensen just beats him to it. Sterjovski picks up the rebound and volleys a beautiful shot towards goal which Sorensen just beats away and then the ball comes back out to Sterjovski into the box, whose shot this time hits the crossbar.
We are back underway at Loftus Road. No changes to the line-up.
Strange half really with Denmark basically outstanding going forward and really causing the Australian defence a lot of problems. Two of their goals were from superb one-touch build-ups and another a superb shot from a mistake. The game is closer than the scoreline suggests, with Australia having two goals disallowed, one of which looked a little tough, while Aloisi has been denied on several occasions and stretched the Danish defence.
Half time - Denmark 3-0
45' Sterjovski does brilliantly to keep ball in, cross is put out by Agger but not given as a goal kick.
40' Australia again get into the box, Aloisi gets a half chance on six-yard line, but shot cleared off the line... just not falling for Australia at the moment.
40' Cahill gets free in the box, elects to cross and Sorensen smothers.
39' Australia score again from another superb Skoko cross, but is again ruled out, this time for offside.
38' Another superb build up by Danes, cuts the Australian defence wide open and Tomasson gets on the end of low cross, to stroke his shot home from 8 yards.
Goal to Tomasson - 0-3
37' Emerton tries a long range shot, but goes well wide.
34' Thwaite fouls Kahlenberg's just outside the box in a dangerous spot. Kahleberg takes the shot and goes just wide of the post, with Petkovic beaten.
31' The Danes are really putting it to Australia now and Thwaite needs to make a desperate challenge to thwart danger and concede a corner.
28' Great build up play by Danes, ball finds Rommedaal on right and his cross is met perfectly by Jensen, whose header gives Petkovic no chance.
Goal to Daniel Jensen 0-2
25' Cahill snaps a shot across face of goal, but he is ruled for offside in any case.
23' Thwaite scores from Skoko's cross with a header, but goal disallowed with the referee judging that Aloisi fouled a Danish player in the box. Looked rather harsh.
22' Aloisi fouled by Agger just outside the left edge of the penalty box.
Denmark are looking dangerous going forward and causing lots of problems for our defence.
19' Rommendaal almost makes it 2-0 when he gets on the end of a superb cross from the left, ball just lobs over the crossbar.
17' Chipperfield shields ball out for what he thinks is a goal kick, but corner is awarded and from the cross Gravgaard heads just over the crossbar.
16' Cahill fouled 35 out, but free kick is cleared by Danes.
15' Emerton good skill to get past two but brought down by Daniel Jensen.
12' Back-to back corners from the Danes, but Australia manage to keep them out.
12' Quick counter by Danes, Tomasson has another crack and Petkovic gets a touch and deflects it past the post.
11' Sterjovski wins another corner, but is cleared by Danes.
Good response by Australia.
8' From corner, Aloisi gets his head to ball and forces a good save from Sorensen.
8' Sterjovski through into box on right, cross aimed for Holman is cleared off the line by Agger.
6' Aloisi great chance to equalise straight away, but his attempted shot turns into an airswing and the chance goes begging.
5' Mistake by Sterjovski sees ball turned over and is quickly played to Tomasson, who turns and blasts an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box into top corner.
Goal - Tomasson
4' Aloisi bundled over near left sideline. Free kick is dangerous and Kisnorbo fouls Danish keeper.
2' Grella is walking gingerly after getting a knock
10 sec - Thwaite fouls Tomasson
The teams have arrived onto the pitch and the national anthems are being played... Australia's anthem is sung by none other than soccer fan Jimmy Barnes.
Late News: Brett Emerton has been named captain, which means he has captained Australia at all levels.
Australia v Denmark Loftus Road, London
Australian line-up: Michael Petkovic (gk); Brett Emerton (c), Patrick Kisnorbo, Michael Thwaite, Scott Chipperfield, Vince Grella, Josip Skoko, Tim Cahill, Mile Sterjovski, Brett Holman, John Aloisi
Subs from: Brad Jones (gk); Shane Stefanutto, Jacob Burns, Ryan Griffiths, Jon McKain, Scott McDonald, Neil Kilkenny
Denmark squad: Thomas Sorensen (gk); Daniel Agger, Lars Jacobsen, Michael Gravgaard, Niclas Jensen, Christian Poulsen, Daniel Jensen, Dennis Rommedahl, Thomas Kahlenberg, Jon Dahl Tomasson, Martin Jorgensen
Subs from: Jesper Christiansen, Brian Priske, Per Kroeldrup, Claus Jensen, Rasmus Wuertz, Jesper Groenkjaer, Morten Nordstrand, Nicklas Bendtner
AUSTRALIA Shirt: Gold Shorts: Green Socks: Gold
DENMARK Shirt: Red Shorts: White Socks: Red
Match Officials: Referee: Rob Styles (England) Assistant Referees: Fourth Official:
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