Mitch Duke scored a stunning goal to help the Australian national team beat Tunisia and win its first match at the World Cup since 2010. It had been almost five years since the Socceroos last won a match at the tournament.
They dominated the first half and were able to get the better of the chances, with Duke’s goal coming from a deflected ball.
YOU BEAUTYYYYY! 😍
A wonderful Mitch Duke header has put the @Socceroos in front! 🙌
— SBS Sport (@SBSSportau) November 26, 2022
The goal, which came from a shot that was redirected, caught the attention of the Australian bench and caused wild celebrations.
It made Duke the eighth player in the history of the World Cup to score a goal for Australia. The world immediately reacted to the goal, with many people sharing their thoughts on social media.
Commentator Harry Kewell called the goal “unbelievable” and said it was the perfect header for Australia. Jack Collins of The Athletic also praised Duke’s performance.
The former’s touch in the middle set up the play that led to his goal, and he was able to guide it into the far corner.
The goal caught the attention of fans due to the moment he shared with his son, who was sitting at the side of the field.
As he was running toward the corner, Duke made a “J” with his fingers, and his son responded by giving him a huge smile. After the match, Duke said that the gesture was a little “J” for his son’s first letter.
He said he told his son about his goal celebration. He revealed that he had been planning on doing it since he was selected for the World Cup.
He said that he had been messaging his family and telling them that he would score before the match.
Although he didn’t see the goal, he was told that it had been directed to him. After the match, Duke said that he was trying to hold back tears as he talked about his goal.
He was still overwhelmed by the achievement, and he said that he would try to keep his emotions in check as the team tries to win its next match and advance to the knockout stage.
The goal, which was the culmination of a long journey, was the best moment of his life, and he was overwhelmed by the team’s performance.
He praised the players for their hard work and dedication. He also said that the team’s clean sheet was a huge factor in the victory.