FIFA World Cup: Peru beats Australia, but both sides knocked out


Posted at Jun 27 2018 12:14 AM

Australia's Daniel Arzani in action with Peru's Pedro Aquino, Christian Ramos and Paolo Hurtado in the FIFA World Cup at Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia on Tuesday. Marcos Brindicci

SOCHI, Russia—Already eliminated Peru got its first World Cup win in 40 years and its first goal in 36 with a 2-0 victory over Australia on Tuesday, a result that condemned the Australians to last place in Group C.

The Socceroos needed to win to have any chance of progressing but missed every chance that came their way. Andre Carrillo put Peru ahead with an 18th-minute volley before Paolo Guerrero doubled its lead 5 minutes into the second half with a hooked shot from close range.

The result means that France and Denmark, which drew 0-0 in the group's other match, both qualify for the last 16.

Group winner France will play the runners-up in a group containing Argentina, Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria, while Denmark will play the team who finishes top. (Reporting by Andrew Downie Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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