Australia vs Denmark: FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Highlights | Caitlin Foord and Hayley Raso score as the hosts advance to the last eight

Australia advance to the last eight of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 after defeating Denmark by 2-0 in the Round of 16.

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Australia reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 after a 2-0 victory over Denmark at Stadium Australia in Sydney. Caitlin Foord opened the scoring in the first half before Hayley Raso secured the match to set up a last-eight meeting against France or Morocco. Pernille Harder had an early run and low shot saved by Mackenzie Arnold before Australia took the lead on 29 minutes. Chances were scarce until Australia extended their lead in the 70th minute. Denmark were looking defensively strong at first but Australia took their chances and it changed the whole equation of the match. The Matildas will face France or Morocco in the Quarter-Finals on 12th August at the Suncorp Stadium.

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"I'm really proud. You can't really beat this feeling. Apart from the Nigeria game, every match has just been awesome. We just want to keep experiencing this more and more. We'll enjoy this one tonight and then we'll keep a close eye on France-Morocco tomorrow. But if we play like that, I'm confident we can beat anyone."

- Caitlin Foord, Australia goalscorer

Player of the Match:

Caitlin Foord (Australia)

Australia vs Denmark: Caitlin Foord (Australia) | Sportz Point

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Match Details

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Australia vs Denmark - Live Blog

Lineups

Australia:

Denmark:

Australia vs Denmark | Kick Off | 1'

The match is underway.

Denmark's midfield looking structured | 5'

Denmark's structure in midfield is very good, denying Australia any room to pass through.

Chance for Denmark | 11'

Denmark are overloading the midfield and denying Australia any time on the ball to play their way out.

Injury for Catley | 18'

Catley is down to receive treatment. It almost feels like a tactical time-out.

Australia are in control | 24'

The Matildas gain the appearance of territory after a long spell.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Australia vs Denmark | Goalllllll!!!!.. for Australia | 29'

Foord strikes for Australia. They are in the lead now.

Australia vs Denmark | 34'

Denmark have returned to their early tempo, pinging the ball around midfield with urgency.

Australia are controlling the midfield | 40'

Gorry and Cooney-Cross now have control of the midfield.

Australia (1) vs Denmark (0) | Half time

The Matildas are 45 minutes from a World Cup quarter-final.

Sam Kerr is coming soon | 47'

Sam Kerr is warming up behind one of the goals.

Denmark are getting hold of the midfield again | 56'

Denmark have begun to assert themselves in midfield again with Harder moving smartly off the ball to find space between the Australian defence and midfield.

Double substitution for Denmark | 63'

Double change coming up for Denmark with forwards Signe Bruun and Mille Geji Jensen coming on for Sevecke and Madsen.

Sam Kerr is finally coming | 68'

The crowd goes wild when they see Sam Kerr putting on her gold jersey.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Australia vs Denmark | 2nd Goalllllll!!!!.. for Australia | 70'

Raso came up with the second goal for the Matildas.

Australia vs Denmark | 76'

75, 784 fans are in the Sydney Olympic Stadium to witness this. Most of them are Australian.

The Matildas are in full control | 82'

Australia are giving nothing away in defence.

Australia vs Denmark | 90'

Five minutes of added time.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Australia (2) vs Denmark (0) | Full time

The Matildas keep their World Cup dream alive in Sydney. They will be favourites against France of Morocco in Brisbane on Saturday.

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