Australia have own concerns with Peru, not thinking about France

Kruse and Cahill

Kruse and Cahill the winners as Socceroos pick up cards

France and Denmark drew 0-0 in the other Group C fixture on Tuesday to take first and second in the pool, respectively, as they proceed to the round of 16 in Russian Federation.

The captains of Australia, France and Denmark urged Federation Internationale de Football Association to allow banned Guerrero to play in the tournament this summer after he was slapped with a ban for testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine.

Anderson Santamaria, a likely replacement for Rodriguez in central defence, insisted Peru wanted to finish their first World Cup in 36 years on a high note.

The World Cup match between Peru and Australia will be broadcast live on FS1.

But they were rocked by a brilliantly taken Peru goal after 18 minutes when Guerrero broke into the penalty area, cut back onto his right foot and swung a deep cross for Carrillo to lash a volley through Jedinak's legs and into the bottom right corner of Mat Ryan's net.

"I know that Peru is a good team and have already showed it here", van Marwijk said.

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With one game left for each team, France has earned a spot in the knockout round and either Denmark or Australia will be joining them.

The match started with Peru controlling possession, looking to break Australia's strong defensive unit, while the Socceroos looked to counter throught Aaron Mooy's creativity in the middle.

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.

Peru nearly added its third goal when Edison Flores' shot hit the post following a fast breakaway. Australia already has one point, so they have less pressure to secure a positive result. As far as his replacement, the coach offered only that he would "choose the player that will have the most chance to get the result".

The Millwall attacker is at his fourth World Cup with the Socceroos and has a knack of scoring late winners. Opting for a safety-first approach in the 2-1 defeat to France and the 1-1 draw against Denmark.

The team also scored in a 5-1 loss to Poland that year. Assuming Australia beats Peru and Denmark loses to France, Australia would still have to earn a higher goal differential than Denmark in order to make it to the next round, and that could be hard since they're down two goals right now.

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