June 24, 2018 / 3:02 PM / 9 months ago

FACTBOX-Soccer-Australia v Peru

    KAZAN, Russia, June 24 (Reuters) - Australia take on Peru in
their final World Cup Group C match in Sochi on Tuesday.
    Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi
    Capacity: 48,000
    When: Tuesday June 26, 1700 local (1400 GMT/10 PM ET)
    Referee: To be announced
    Key stats:
    * Peru have been eliminated from the World Cup after losing
1-0 to Denmark and 1-0 to France.
    * Australia, on one point after losing 2-1 to France and
drawing Denmark 1-1, need to beat Peru and hope the
already-qualified French can defeat the Danes to have hope of
qualifying for the last 16.
    * If Denmark and Australia end up with the same goal
difference after their final matches, because they drew 1-1 the
second spot behind France will be decided by fair play points.
Australia, with three yellow cards, currently have the edge in
this respect on the Danes, who have four.
    * Whichever of Australia and Denmark take the runners-up
spot in the group, they will meet the winner of Group D in the
last 16. Croatia currently hold top spot in Group D but Nigeria
have a mathematical chance of displacing them.
    * While Peru are still searching for their first goal,
Australia are also looking for their first goal in open play.
They have had to rely on a penalty from captain Mile Jedinak in
each game, with both spot kicks awarded from handball.
    * Australia are in their fifth World Cup campaign, and
fourth in succession, but have reached the last 16 only once, at
the 2006 finals in Germany. Reaching the last 16 at Russia was
coach Bert van Marwijk's baseline goal for the Socceroos.
    Group C standings:
             MP    W     D    L    GF   GA    GD    Pts
 France      2     2     0    0    3    1     2     6
 Denmark     2     1     1    0    2    1     1     4
 Australia   2     0     1    1    2    3     -1    1
 Peru        2     0     0    2    0    2     -2    0
    The match will be the first ever meeting between Australia
and Peru.

 (Compiled by Ian Ransom, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
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