Australia eye Round of 16 spot with win over Peru

Australia eye Round of 16 spot with win over Peru
epa06827186 Lasse Schone (L) of Denmark and Tom Rogic of Australia in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group C preliminary round soccer match between Denmark and Australia in Samara, Russia, 21 June 2018.

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jun 25, 2018. 14:00

Australia will lock horns with Peru in their final 2018 FIFA World Cup Group C match at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Russia on Tuesday.

Kick-off is at 16h00 CAT.

The Socceroos remain winless at the global tournament after drawing 1-1 with European side Denmark at the Samara Stadium on Thursday.

As a result, Australia are sitting third on the Group C standings with one point from two matches. They are three points behind second-placed Denmark.

The Asian Football Federation (AFC) member will qualify for the Round of 16 if they beat Peru and the other result between France, and Denmark go their way.

Mile Jedinak, who has scored twice for Australia at the ongoing World Cup, is a key player for the Socceroos and he look to help his side overcome Peru.

Meanwhile, Peru also remain winless at the tournament losing 1-0 to France at the Yekaterinburg Stadium on Thursday.

The Incas find themselves on fourth spot on the Group C standings without a single point. They are four points behind second-placed Denmark.

The South American side have already been eliminated from the competition after losing their first two matches.

Paolo Guerrero, who is Peru's inspirational captain, will be eager to score for the Incas and help his side end their World Cup on a winning note.

In head-to-head stats according to the FIFA.com, Australia and Peru have never met in a match.

Match referee Segei Karasev, who hails from Russia, will be in charge of Tuesday's clash between Australia and Peru.





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