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Australia reach World Cup last 16 and send Denmark home



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Australia reached the last 16 of the World Cup for only the second time in their history with a 1-0 win over a disappointing Denmark on Wednesday.

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Winger Mathew Leckie

Winger Mathew Leckie scored the winner on the hour with a smart run and finish to end Denmark’s Qatar hopes at the group stage.

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Harry Kewell

Australia, who made the knockout rounds in 2006 when they had Harry Kewell, Tim Cahill and Mark Viduka in their ranks, have now won back-to-back World Cup games for the first time.

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They progressed to the knockouts in second place behind holders France in Group D and will play the winners of Group C.

Poland are on top of that group going into the final round of matches.

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