SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - Denmark play Australia in a World Cup Group C match on Thursday:
Where: Samara Arena, Samara
When: Thursday June 21, 16:00 local (1300 GMT/0900 ET)
* Denmark have progressed from the Group Stage of the World Cup on three occasions. They have only failed to once, in 2010.
* 19-year-old Australian forward Daniel Arzani is the youngest player at the 2018 World Cup
* Australia are taking part at their fifth World Cup. They got past the group stage once, in 2006, before losing 1-0 in the second round to a late goal from Italy’s Francesco Totti.
* After the game against Peru, the Danish World Cup squad hired a private jet to fly defender Jonas Knudsen home to see his newborn daughter, who arrived after the squad had gone to Russia.
Previous meetings: The two sides have never met in a competitive fixture. However, Denmark won the most recent friendly match 2-0 in June 2012.
Reporting by Jack Tarrant; Editing by Hugh Lawson