In case you’re just waking up in Australia and easing into the action, a quick recap of what’s already happened in Qatar. In short: six teams, three goals, one penalty save, and the upset of upsets.
Simon McMahon has got in touch with some tangerine pride, telling me “Australia’s Aziz Behich joined Dundee United in the summer and will tonight become the first current United player to start a game in the World Cup finals for, well, a wee while probably. It’s not quite Malpas, Gough, Narey, Bannon and Sturrock at Mexico 86, but still. Harry Souttar also started his professional career at Tannadice, so go United, and go Australia!”