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 By Nick Miller

Australia 'lucky' that VAR system gave penalty - Denmark's Christian Eriksen

ESPN's Stewart Robson and Alexis Nunes share their thoughts on the controversial penalty decision that earnt Australia a draw.
Jon Champion believes it's all still to play for in Group C for Australia after their 1-1 draw against Denmark.
Australia's World Cup dreams remain just about intact after an entertaining 1-1 draw vs. Denmark.
Australia's Bert van Marwijk speaks following Australia's draw against Denmark, where his side may feel hard done by for not coming out with a win.

SAMARA, Russia -- Denmark's Christian Eriksen described the penalty awarded to Australia in their 1-1 draw as "lucky," after the video assistant referee system intervened in their Group C on Thursday.

Yussuf Poulsen was penalised for handling the ball in the area as he challenged for a cross, and while the Australian protests were initially waved away, referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz was advised to check the pitchside screen.

Mile Jedinak scored the resultant spot-kick, equalising Eriksen's goal in the...

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World Cup LIVE: Croatia hammer Messi, Argentina? France KO Peru; Australia hold Denmark

Day eight and the Ballsupski crew are in Nizhny Novgorod to discuss Messi and Argentina's need to win today, VAR and some of the questionable hairstyles that have been seen on the pitch.

Lionel Messi had a tough time as Argentina drew their first match, but can he lift the side against Croatia? Kylian Mbappe's goal sent France into the knockouts and, although Pedro Aquino hit the bar, Peru were knocked out. Australia held Denmark with the help of a VAR review,

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Denmark players fly Jonas Knudsen home from World Cup after birth of daughter

Stephanie Brantz reports from outside the Samara Arena ahead of Australia's vital Group C match vs. Denmark.
Australia midfielder Aaron Mooy looks ahead to Thursday's massive game vs. Denmark in Group C, at the Samara Arena.

Jonas Knudsen's Denmark teammates paid for a private jet so he could fly home from the World Cup to see his newborn daughter following the win against Peru.

Knudsen's wife, Trine, gave birth to a girl earlier than expected after the 25-year-old left-back had arrived in Russia.

"We wanted to look at the human side," Kasper Schmeichel said. "There are lots of fathers in the squad. You have to remember we are human beings as well as footballers."

Denmark goalkeeper Schmeichel, who was behind the idea...

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Denmark boss admits Peru 'probably deserved more' than 1-0 defeat

ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol discusses what he learned about a 'spirited' Peru outfit and how Denmark's performance alters his outlook on Group C.

Denmark coach Age Hareide credited his defence and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel for preserving a 1-0 win over Peru in their World Cup opener on Saturday, but admitted their opponents "probably deserved more" from the game.

Schmeichel made six saves and Peru came close to scoring on a number of other opportunities as well, and Hareide was careful not to underestimate the South Americans, who were playing in their first World Cup game since 1982.

"Peru is a very good team. We have a...