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Australia Vs Peru: 0-2 | Australian Dreams Crushed By The Jubilant South Americans As Both Bow Out Of The World Cup

Australia Vs Peru, FIFA World Cup 2018, Russia

Peru won their first game of this FIFA World Cup and went home on a high after ending Australia’s tournament in dismay in a thrilling Australia Vs Peru enounter. With Denmark and France playing out the first goalless draw of the World Cup, Australia already had no chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages but would have liked to go home with a win at least.

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Bert Van Marwijk stepped down as the coach of the Australian national team after the Australia Vs Peru loss in which they missed a flurry of chances. Although, Peru’s journey also ended here but their first FIFA World Cup participation after 36 years was a celebration from start to finish.

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The win in the Australia Vs Peru match was a perfect send off for their wonderful fans who enriched the tournament with passion and joy and filled almost 4/5th of the Fisht stadium against Australia.

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Tom Rogic, Mathew Leckie, Aziz Behich and sub Tim Cahill, who became the first Australian to appear at 4 World Cups, all had notable opportunities to score but the Australia Vs Peru game was defined by a beautiful 18th minute volley from Andre Carillo and a 35th international goal for veteran Paolo Guerrero in the 50th minute.

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Josh Risdon failed to deal with a long ball forward which fell to Guerrero on the left wing and the captain wheeled a cross to Andre Carillo, who put a sublime volley into the far post of Ryan’s goal. Australia was kicking themselves for not converting the chances they had.

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Peru’s centre-half pairing of Anderson Santamaria and Christian Ramos made number of fine blocks and interceptions to deny the Aussie front-line much space in the middle. Peru scored a lucky second when Christian Cueva’s cross deflected off the inside of Jedinak’s heel into the path of Paolo Guerrero, whose shot took a touch of Mark Milligan as it flew in. Christian Cueva also hit the post later on as Peru finished 3rd above Australia after winning the Australia Vs Peru encounter, while France qualified as group winners and Denmark as runners-up.

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This victory was Peru’s first since 1978 and fifth overall in FIFA World Cup finals. The highlight of the game was Paolo Guerrero scoring the second goal, as he was lucky enough to play in the World Cup after a 14 month drug ban was overturned by appeals from the other captains of the group.

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For Australia, it was a disappointing end to the tournament. Captain Mile Jedinak shot way over the bar in the first half. Santamaria did excellently to produce a goal-line clearance at the near post after Kruse’s low cross had beaten the keeper.

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38 year-old Tim Cahill, who was not used in the first two matches was looking to become only the fifth man in world cup history to score in 4 World Cups. Andre Carillo was adjudged the Man of the Match after his amazing volley had opened the scoring for Peru. Peru coach Ricardo Gareca said he was uncertain about his future and needed time to think whether he will continue or not. Despite being eliminated in the first round, one thing is for sure, Peru will be going home happy and so will their fans.

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