AUSTRALIA are taking on Peru in an inter-continental play-off to decide who will get one of the last two available World Cup spots.
The Australians were insipid throughout much of their qualifying campaign and missed out on an automatic spot in Qatar when they were beaten 2-0 at home by Japan.
However, they bounced back to secure a 2-1 victory over the United Arab Emirates in the Asian play-off to reach this stage.
Peru will be happier with their qualifying exploits, having secured fifth position in South America’s notoriously tough qualifying marathon.
Leonardo Gareca’s men finished in the same position in World Cup 2018 qualifying before winning their play-off against New Zealand.
Unlike previous inter-continental play-offs, which had a home and away format, this play-off takes place over a single leg in Qatar.
What time does Australia vs Peru kick off?
- Australia take on Peru on Monday, June 13.
- The match kicks off at 7pm UK time – 1pm in Lima and 4am on Tuesday in Canberra.
- It will be played at Al Rayyan Stadium just outside Doha.
- The sides have only met once before when Peru ran out 2-0 winners in a dead rubber at the 2018 World Cup.
Is Australia vs Peru on TV and can I live stream it?
Australia vs Peru is not currently scheduled to be on UK television.
However, there will be hopes that a late deal can be agreed as happened with the Australia vs UAE match, which was shown on streaming platform OneFootball.
Channel 10 will be showing the match free of charge in Australia.
In the United States, you can watch on Fox Sports 1 (English) or Universo (Spanish) while streaming is available on FuboTV.
Australia are unlikely to make any dramatic changes from the line-up that beat UAE last week.
Trent Sainsbury is likely to replace youngster Kyle Rowes after returning to fitness.
Nathaniel Atkinson could be replaced by Fran Karacic after struggling at right-back against the United Arab Emirates.
Tom Rogic is Australia’s only injury absentee and has already left the squad.
Luis Advincula and Renato Tapia returned from discomfort to feature in training for Peru over the past few days, meaning they are likely to start.
Otherwise, the Peruvians have a clean bill of health.
To win in 90 minutes
To qualify for the World Cup
*Odds from Paddy Power correct as of Friday, June 10