Peru coach Ricardo Gareca may quit after World Cup exit

Socceroos ready for Peruvian cauldron

Socceroos ready for Peruvian cauldron

"But if you can turn around and say that you've got a player coming in from Atletico Madrid, one from Paris Saint-Germain and one from Barcelona and it's considerably weakening the team, I think you need your head examining".

The goal saw Peru take the lead in a World Cup match for the first time since a clash with Iran in 1978, a match which also marked their last win in the competition.

None learned that better than fullback Aziz Behich who arguably had the hardest task in marking the likes of Kylian Mbappe at the World Cup but flourished as one of the Socceroo's most consistent and strongest performers. We would have been stupid if we opened up.

The World Cup went 36 matches before its first goalless draw, with France holding Denmark on Tuesday, and this is now the record for the longest stretch of games without a goalless draw through any World Cup.

"You want to try and make them as a team, they haven't clicked".

"We lost two matches but returned to victory and that is no small feat, but we did expect something bigger in the grand scheme of things", he added. "Our goal was to come here and to progress to last 16", Hareide said.

"Hopefully we get the three points and get up out of the Group, hopefully we'll get up", Socceroos' fan Nick Anderson told SBS before the game.

The Danes are now likely to face Croatia, who are leading Group D and play Iceland later on Tuesday.

If the teams still could not be separated, the next criterion (the result when they played each other) would not help, since they drew 1-1.

They could, however, take solace from a win which saw them climb off the foot of group B and finish their campaign third.

Nigeria (four points) can top the group if they beat Argentina and Croatia lose to Ireland, as well as if Nigeria's goal difference improves ahead of Croatia.

"We're finding it a little bit hard to score goals and then we concede - it as a great strike - but that was their only attack in the first half and the next half was crucial and they got it".

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