Socceroos' World Cup dream over after going down to Peru 2-0

Australia has been knocked out of the FIFA World Cup after a disappointing 2-0 loss to already-eliminated Peru, meaning the Socceroos finish at the bottom of Group C.

France and Denmark drew 0-0 to make Australia’s loss inconsequential as Les Bleus topped the group with seven points, ahead of Denmark (five), Peru (three) and the bottom-placed Socceroos on a solitary point.

Peru opened the scoring through Andre Carrillo, who lashed home a superb left-footed volley from the edge of the area across the diving Mat Ryan, who had no chance.

Needing a strong start to the second half, Australia instead conceded a goal just five minutes in as Peru simply walked through the Socceroos’ midfield for Paolo Gurrero to slot home.

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