It was announced on Saturday morning (AEDT) the Socceroos will meet France, Denmark and Peru in June.

Australia are the lowest ranked country in the group, however many fans Down Under are happy with the draw.

Jakobsen is now into his second season in Australia after arriving at City with five Danish caps to his name.

He said he was confident Denmark would get the three points in Samara.

“I read in some newspapers in Denmark that the reaction from the Aussies was like relief or something, I was thinking ‘oh, apparently they don’t know what’s waiting for them’,” Jakobsen told FourFourTwo.

“I think if you look at Denmark, nearly every player in the starting XI plays at the highest level around Europe.

“If you look at the Aussies, many of them are in the lower levels or they’re not playing for the clubs at the highest level.

“Denmark can play up to a certain level and when I’ve seen the Socceroos, I haven’t been totally impressed. But the World Cup is something different. You do see nations doing things that are unreal, so it’ll be fun to see.

“When you see Australia struggling to beat Thailand, then that’s what I think.

“I think Denmark got a good group, they have a fair chance of finishing second in that group.

“Australia doesn’t know who the coach will be yet and what his approach will be to everything. It’s very far out and it’s hard to speak about it now, but I think if you put them up against each other today, Denmark will win comfortably.”


Australia will also be potentially relying on Jakobsen’s famous teammate Tim Cahill once again to score goals in Russia.

But the Dane was a bit tongue-in-cheek towards the Socceroos’ all-time leading goal scorer.

“We haven’t really spoken about it, I just have to wish him good luck,” he said.

“I don’t think he can score against Denmark. We’ll see, maybe I have to eat my words.”

Jakobsen in the 2006 U21 Euros

Jakobsen has not represented Denmark since a 3-0 friendly win over Thailand in 2010 and gave himself no chance of playing for his country again.

“Nope, I would love to, I think my time has gone. In my position, they’re very strong, so I’m not getting my hopes up,” Jakobsen said.

“You have plenty of players at the back like Andreas Christensen at Chelsea, Simon Kjaer at Sevilla and Jannik Vestergaard at Borussia Monchengladbach. You have a lot of players at these big clubs in Europe getting a lot of game time.

“In general I can be patriotic. When it comes to the football, I’ll always support the national team.”