The teams started the match with strong pressure, with the game quickly escalating as the first goal was scored in the 7th minute by Danish player Christian Eriksen.
Australian captain Mile Jedinak has made a goal, evening the score, after a handball penalty was awarded in 37th minute.
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Thus, the first time ended in dead heat.
In the 73rd minute Australian player Andrew Nabbout injured his shoulder and was replaced with Tomi Juric and soon after, in the 82nd minute, Tom Rogic also left the field, letting Jackson Irvine in.
The game ended in a tie, 1-1, with the new video assistant referee (VAR) system proving its importance, as a decisive penalty was awarded because of it. According to the statistics, over 41,000 Fans attended the match in Samara.
The 26-year-old Christian Eriksen was named the man of the match after he scored Denmark's only goal.
France and Peru are set to play later on Thursday, at 18:00 Moscow time (15:00 GMT).