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Australia vs Peru: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted team line-ups and more

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Australia need victory just to stand a chance of reaching the knockout stages but face a talented Peru side attempting to sign off in style.

The Socceroos are three points behind Denmark in the race for second spot and know if their European foes lose by a large margin against France they can squeak a win and seal progression to the next round.

Mile Jedinak celebrates scoring for Australia.

Should the Aussies finish level on points with Denmark, qualification will come down to goal difference first of all, then goals scored, and then fair play.

You can hear what promises to be an exciting encounter live on talkSPORT 2 at 3pm.

What the managers are saying

Bert van Marwijk (Australia): “We have to trust our way of playing,” he said. “It’s very important [in] all the games that you are yourself. I think against this opponent it’s even more so.

“The opponent is an emotional team so you can expect everything.

“I think that’s the key so there is nothing to do with forcing some things.

“I don’t think you must force something from the beginning. We must first get our natural rhythm that we play.”

Peru are unlucky to be empty-handed in their World Cup campaign so far

Ricardo Gareca (Peru): “The public were incredible and that is what really hurts.

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“That we were unable to pay back this fervour, which the team awoke, and this multitude of people who followed us.

“I said before the tournament that everyone would be surprised with their passion, and their love for the team. We will do the impossible to try and give them a goal or a win to celebrate in our final match.”

What the players are saying

Mathew Ryan (Australia): “If we don’t go out and do the job we need to do against Peru then there’s no point in thinking about that French game.

“Any team in the World Cup, in France’s situation, they want to finish top of the group, then I presume they’ll need to go and win the game and if they have an idea to play for a draw it can be very dangerous. That’s not my concern.”

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Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan in action.

Paolo Guerrero (Peru): “We’d like to go back home with three points to bring a little joy to our people. Those supporters who came here to Russia deserve it, for sure.”

How can I listen?

Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT 2.

Team news

Australia will be without striker Andrew Nabbout who dislocated his shoulder against Denmark, while their South American opponents will have to cope with Jefferson Farfan’s absence after he suffered a ‘traumatic brain injury’ in training.

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Peru star Jefferson Farfan

Predicted teams

Australia: Mathew Ryan, Aziz Behich, Mark Milligan, Trent Sainsbury, Josh Risdon, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, Mile Jedinak, Robbie Kruse, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie.

Peru: Pedro Gallese; Luis Advincula, Christian Ramos, Anderson Santamaria, Miguel Trauco; Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun; Andre Carrillo, Christian Cueva, Edison Flores; Paolo Guerrero.


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