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The Socceroos pulled off a brilliant tactical move in their upset win over Denmark at the World Cup by taking a note meant for star midfielder Christian Eriksen and using it to change their strategy, new footage has revealed.
Danish substitute Robert Skov carried the message onto the field in the 70th minute of Thursday morning's clash in Qatar and gave it to the Manchester United superstar, but two minutes later it was being examined by Socceroos coaching staff on the sideline.
Two minutes later the Aussies completely changed their tactics as they brought on a substitute of their own, changing their formation to a more defensive 5-4-1 structure as they sought to protect their 1-0 lead.
A Danish player holds the note (left), which was taken onto the field by teammate Robert Skov (right) in their 1-0 loss to Australia
Two minutes later the note (circled) was being examined by the Socceroos coaching staff, including head coach Graham Arnold (second from left, with back to camera)
The note was found on the field and passed on to Socceroos staff by striker Mitch Duke, according to Fox Sports.
It reportedly told Eriksen that the Danes were changing to a formation using two strikers as they desperately tried to level the scores, and featured the word 'believe'.
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