Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Denmark beats Australia in London friendly

Australia's Socceroos suffered a 3-1 loss in their first international match for 2007 against former European Champions Denmark before a crowd of 12,476 at Loftus Road, London. Australian coach Graham Arnold was without the services of eight key players from the initial squad of 20 including, Michael Beauchamp, Mark Bresciano, Jason Culina, Craig Moore, Lucas Neill, Mark Schwarzer, Mark Viduka and Luke Wilkshire. Defender Brett Emerton captained the senior side for the first time having skippered the U-23s at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Denmark fielding a near full strength team, raced to a three goal lead through a double from Jon Dahl Tomasson either side of a strike from Werder Bremen midfielder Daniel Jensen.

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