June 19, 2018 / 3:02 PM / 6 months ago

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SAMARA, Russia, June 19 (Reuters) - Denmark play Australia in a World Cup Group C match on Thursday:

Where: Samara Arena, Samara

Capacity: 41,970

When: Thursday June 21, 16:00 local (1300 GMT/0900 ET)

Key stats:

* 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)

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