I was glad (with hindsight) that I did not wake early yesterday morning to watch Australia v Denmark in a “friendly” from London. 3-0 down at half time would have dented even the most hardy fan. Despite having a population of Melbourne, Denmark have a football team ranked at #21 (Australia at #39), are gearing up for European Cup qualifiers, were at full strength while Australia were missing many of their World Cup stars.
Still, by all accounts it was a sloppy first half from the Socceroos (as if 0-3 isn’t evidence of that enough) who tightened up considerably in the second half and scored one consolation goal. With another couple of practice matches (at least) on home soil before the Asian Cup starts mid-year, the Socceroos will be better for the hit out.