World Cup Group C match report Australia v Peru 26 June 2018

World Cup Group C match report Australia v Peru 26 June 2018

World Cup Group C match report Australia v Peru 26 June 2018

Australia must beat the South Americans by the Black Sea and hope Denmark lose against France at the same 1400 GMT kick-off in order to qualify for the last 16 for the first time since 2006.

Of course Aaron Mooy, 27, is probably the best player on the team, and captain Mile Jedinak-scorer of two penalties in Russian Federation and Australia's only goals of the tournament-is essential, but this is the future of Australian football. If you don't have cable, you can stream it via Hulu with Live TV or fuboTV. fuboTV offers matchday bonus feeds to bring fans closer to each game, where you can select from Match360/Tactical View, two Team Channels, a Highlight Feed, and Cable Cam.

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has promised to give his Australian counterpart Mile Jedinak "a big hug" before Tuesday's match between the teams as a thank you for his personal support in overturning Guerrero's drug suspension.

Edison Flores nearly added a third goal on the counter when he crashed a low drive onto the post from the edge of the box in the closing minutes, but the offside flag was raised and there was to be no final flourish for Peru.

The final score was a painful one for Australia, but it was hard to begrudge the Peruvians this win, especially their army of supporters who have lit up the tournament and will be missed as they now depart.

Even the Cahill of four years ago, when he was a spry 34 years of age, would have trumped the selection under Bert van Marwijk on Tuesday.

The Socceroos managed to carve out a couple half chances after 70 minutes but the likes of Tim Cahill and Leckie were let down by service in the final third.

Australia has been pragmatic, to say the least in their two group games.

Juric, who plays his club football in Switzerland, starts in place of Andrew Nabbout, who is out with a shoulder injury. Opting for a safety-first approach in the 2-1 defeat to France and the 1-1 draw against Denmark.

The 2018 World Cup did not go at all to plan for Peru. Few can forget his decisive header against Syria in the qualifiers for the 2018 tournament.

Peru had not found the net in the first two games of the group stage, but took the lead in this match against the run of play after 18 minutes.

Despite their early elimination, Peru has played some impressive attacking football and showed moments of class in their games.

Like other nations that lack a strong tradition in soccer, Australia tends to look overseas for guidance, and particularly to the Netherlands for its tactical nous.

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