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Despite lacking world class players, a sports-mad Australian public inevitably heaps great expectations on their national teams, and the strain of guiding the Socceroos in Russian Federation proved too much for Van Marwijk's predecessor Ange Postecoglou.

Australia is out of the FIFA World Cup after a dispiriting 2-0 loss to already-eliminated Peru to finish bottom of Group C. Not that a player need be wholly judged on the club they play for, but the lack of pedigree among Socceroo strikers is telling when dissecting the lack of goals in the team.

Peru striker Jefferson Farfan will miss the game as he recovers in hospital from "head trauma" as a result of a training-ground collision. If Peru can sustain their current success in future World Cup competitions, they're sure to gain the experience necessary to thrive more when those moments come back their way again.

Peru will throw all caution to the wind in hopes that they don't leave Russian Federation completely empty-handed from its first World Cup trip in 36 years. The captain, Guerrero, chased down a long ball and crossed for Carrillo, arriving in the penalty area, to score with a fine right-footed volley beyond Mat Ryan.

Australia pushed to reduce the deficit as Tim Cahill almost scored from inside the box with an audacious volley, but the attempt went wide and Peru escaped.

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The victory allowed Peru to move into third place in the group, finishing with four points.

The 2018 World Cup did not go at all to plan for Peru. It played relatively well in the opener against the French and had chances to get more than a draw against Denmark.

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.

That is the only change to the Socceroos team following their 1-1 draw with Denmark in Samara in their last game. It's last World Cup victory was a 4-1 result against Iran in the first round of the 1978 tournament in Argentina. It was the 38-year-old veteran's first appearance of the tournament and he has scored for Australia in the past three World Cups.

"I think the players of France they also have their own pride, they won two times but they didn't play well and they want to prove to the whole world that they are one of the best teams". Ghana did it from 2006-2010.


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