Both goals in the tie came before Braithwaite – who also played a part as a sub in last Saturday’s win over Peru – was introduced with an hour played.

Spurs’ Christian Eriksen drew first blood for the Danes inside ten minutes, smashing home a sweet half-volley following Nicolai Jørgensen’s clever flick.

But Aston Villa man Mile Jedinak levelled up from the spot just before half-time after VAR had adjudged Yussuf Poulsen to have handled with a flailing arm.

Braithwaite, playing on Denmark’s right, struggled to make an impact against a robust and resilient Australia rearguard. His closest effort was one of the last in the match - a dipping volley in time added on that proved comfortable for Mat Ryan in the Socceroos goal.

A point apiece for the sides leaves Denmark temporarily atop Group C, with France and Peru facing off later this afternoon.

The much-fancied French lie in wait for The Danes in the final round of fixtures next Tuesday.