Australia have own concerns with Peru, not thinking about France

Australia must beat the South Americans by the Black Sea and hope Denmark lose against France at the same 1400 GMT kick-off in order to qualify for the last 16 for the first time since 2006.

He added: "They play with a lot of passion".

The second half was five minutes old when Guerrero struck, hooking the ball into the far corner of the net beyond Ryan's left hand to leave Australia with a sizeable task ahead of them.

This could be Van Marwijk's final game in charge of Australia, having been only hired for the tournament.

You can follow updates from the other Group C finale between France and Denmark here.

Australia pushed to reduce the deficit as Tim Cahill almost scored from inside the box with an audacious volley, but the attempt went wide and Peru escaped. It also took the introduction of a teenager at two goals down for the Socceroos to have their first shot from outside the box.

Scoring hasn't been easy for Australia at World Cups recently, with its last three goals in the tournament coming from penalty kicks, including two from captain Mile Jedinak in Russian Federation.

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He may only be 19 and at the start of his journey, but the sooner the Socceroos embrace him as the talent for this team to be built around, the sooner they can expect to produce more players of his calibre.

Saudi Arabia, under replacement coach Argentine Juan Antonio Pizzi, have slumped out of the World Cup already, while Van Marwijk's Australia have become stronger under the man who guided the Netherlands to the 2010 final.

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca meanwhile believes his team has gotten over their two losses and being eliminated from the World Cup.

Tournaments like this aren't decided on one match but more so a collection of moments.

Peru´s midfielder Pedro Aquino (C) vies for the ball with Australia´s midfielder Jackson Irvine (L) and Australia´s midfielder Aaron Mooy (R) during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group C football match between Australia and Peru at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 26, 2018.

Hired only for the World Cup and with his successor Graham Arnold already anointed, Van Marwijk was tasked with a rush-job for Russian Federation, given a handful of games to mould a modestly-resourced team into a competitive unit.

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