An intriguing battle between hope and pride set to unveil this Tuesday for football fans when Australia facing up against Peru in their final group game of World Cup 2018.
Socceroos are still storing that slight hope of advancing into the knock out stage as despite only collecting one point so far, Bert van Marwijk’s men can go through should they win on Tuesday, while Denmark lose to France.
It maybe nothing more than hopeful thoughts for now, but it’s surely more than enough to motivate Australia players to hunt down for nothing but three points against their South American counterparts.
Nevertheless, the concern for Van Marwijk’s side is not only about how Denmark and Les Blues set to play, but also Peru’s quality which should not be underestimated at all.
Los Incas might lose their two previous matches, but they put on strong performances on those games and could argue that they probably deserved more.
Moreover, Ricardo Gareca’s side are not without any purpose for their final group game as they reportedly determined to dedicate their game against Russia for the national team’s loyal fans.
That’s why Peru won’t just be laying down and get beaten, they most likely will step up and battle hard against Australia.
Probable starting line up:
Australia: Mathew Ryan(g); Aziz Behich, Mark Milligan, Trent Sainsbury, Josh Risdon, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, Mile Jedinak, Robbie Kruse, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie.
Peru: Pedro Gallese(g); Luis Advincula, Christian Ramos, Anderson Santamaria, Miguel Trauco; Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun; Andre Carrillo, Christian Cueva, Edison Flores; Paolo Guerrero.