The Asian Football Confederation will have at least one representative in the knockout stages of a Fifa World Cup held in Asia once again.
Australia beat Denmark 1-0 to reach the last 16 of the World Cup for the second time in their history on Tuesday
A 60th-minute goal from Mathew Leckie secured a battling win for Australia, who advanced to the knockout rounds after finishing second in Group D behind reigning champions France.
A second-string France were beaten 1-0 by Tunisia in their final group game on Tuesday but topped the standings on goal difference.
There were words of appreciation for Tunisia’s bittersweet win as well: