Australia 0 Peru 2

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Australia's best chance to score came in the 27th minute when Tom Rogic made a run through the Peru defence and had his shot saved by goalkeeper Pedro Gallese.

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.

Guerrero set up Carrillo's 18th-minute wonder goal from the edge of the box with a delightful cross, then scored from a deflection five minutes after the interval to send Peru's red-and-white army of fans into ecstasy at the Fisht Stadium.

Peru nearly added its third goal when Edison Flores' shot hit the post following a fast breakaway.

While Australia reached the knockout rounds in Germany, Hiddink enjoyed the fruits of the team's "golden generation", a squad of players competing in Europe's biggest leagues.

"We went in with greater expectations, however, if we look at how we played I think Peru emerges from a World Cup with its head held high".

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The final score was a painful one for Australia, but it was hard to begrudge the Peruvians this win, especially their army of supporters who have lit up the tournament and will be missed as they now depart.

Australia has been pragmatic, to say the least in their two group games.

Van Marwijk will likely be without forward Andrew Nabbout with a shoulder injury.

That is the only change to the Socceroos team following their 1-1 draw with Denmark in Samara in their last game. This could mean that Tomi Juric or exciting teenager Daniel Arzani could be in line for a start in Sochi. Both of its goals this tournament have come via Mile Jedinak penalty kicks, though, and it figures to take a bit more to beat a Peru side that, while 0-2-0 and already eliminated after two 1-0 losses, has played some of the most attractive, aggressive attacking soccer of any team in the field and has been punished by an inability to finish.

After only being cleared to play in this World Cup at the last minute following a long legal battle against a doping ban, the moment was particularly sweet for Peru´s veteran captain. The former Watford loanee will be looking to get on the score sheet and restore some national pride for Peru.

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