Fifa World Cup - Russia 2018

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Australia forward Andrew Nabbout will miss the game after dislocating a shoulder in the draw with Denmark. Tomi Juric, Jamie Maclaren and Tim Cahill are players who could step in for the must-win game in Group C.

Australia needs to win and hope Denmark lose to France to stand a chance of progressing. Peru striker Jefferson Farfan will miss the game as he recovers in hospital from “head trauma” as a result of a training-ground collision.

1 Mathew Ryan (Goalkeeper)
19 Joshua Risdon (Defender)
20 Trent Sainsbury (Defender)
5 Mark Milligan (Midfielder)
16 Aziz Behich (Defender)
7 Mathew Leckie (Midfielder)
15 Mile Jedinak (Midfielder)
13 Aaron Mooy (Midfielder)
10 Robbie Kruse (Midfielder)
23 Tom Rogić (Midfielder)
9 Tomi Juric (Forward)

1 Pedro Gallese (Goalkeeper)
17 Luis Advíncula (Defender)
15 Christian Ramos (Defender)
4 Anderson Santamaría (Defender)
6 Miguel Trauco (Defender)
13 Renato Tapia (Defender)
19 Yoshimar Yotún (Midfielder)
18 André Carrillo (Midfielder)
8 Christian Cueva (Midfielder)
20 Edison Flores (Midfielder)
9 Paolo Guerrero (Forward)

Qualifying permutations
In order for Australia to qualify they must beat Peru, hope Denmark lose and also better the Danes’ goal difference or goals scored.


Australia still have a sniff of a chance of going through. That point earned against Denmark could prove crucial if they beat Peru and the Danes lose to France, coupled with a better goal difference than the Danes.

The Socceroos’ Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk is hopeful that France can do his side a favour on Tuesday.

“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,” said the 66-year-old, who led the Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup final.

“I believe that they will do their utmost best.” This could be Van Marwijk’s final game in charge of Australia, having been only hired for the tournament.

Peru are out of the World Cup after two defeats, although for skipper Paolo Guerrero the match against Australia will be significant. The 34-year-old was set to miss the World Cup having been given a 14-month ban after testing positive for a cocaine by-product contained in a tea.

But his Australia counterpart, along with the captains of the two other sides in Group C, made an appeal to allow him to play at the tournament. Guerrero has promised to thank Jedinak by giving him a “big hug” before kick-off.

Source: BBC News

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