Australia and Peru will battle it out for a spot at this year’s FIFA World Cup in an exciting intercontinental playoff from Doha, Qatar.
The South American nation are the favourites coming into this match, having beaten Australia when they last met in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup.
But can the Socceroos cause an upset and book their ticket to Qatar? It would be a fifth consecutive World Cup appearance for the Australian side.
The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates, commentary.
Australia vs Peru live score
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Socceroos vs. Peru live updates, highlights from World Cup playoff
20 minutes until kickoff: “It won’t be any type of distraction,” says Socceroos boss Graham Arnold about the fact that the stadium will be taken over by Peru fans:
“We’ve played a hell of a lot of games without Australian fans…and we’ve learned how to just get on with it”
Socceroos coach Graham Arnold chats pre-game about calming the storm of Peruvian fans in his sides must win match this morning
— 10 Football (@10FootballAU)
20 minutes until kickoff: Here’s the breakdown of both lineups.
“If we give up chances like we did against UAE…I don’t think Peru will be as kind”
We break down the Starting XIs forand and pin-point the danger men for each side.
— 10 Football (@10FootballAU)
30 minutes until kickoff: Atmosphere is already electric for warmups:
SE PONEN A PUNTO
Perú🇵🇪 y Australia🇦🇺 vienen realizando el calentamiento de rigor en el gramado de juego. Choque está pactado para la 1 de la tarde🕐.
— Ovacion.pe (@ovacionweb)
45 minutes until kickoff: Peruvian fans will be loud tonight:
Peruvian fans out in Doha in full force! Peru face Australia at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium tonight for a place at
— Road to 2022 (@roadto2022en)
60 minutes until kickoff: Both nations are going for their sixth World Cup appearance. The full list for each follows below:
Tanto Perú como Australia van por su SEXTA participación en una Copa del Mundo🏆
— Pablo Giralt (@giraltpablo)
90 minutes until kickoff: Here’s a four-minute preview of the match by Australia’s Optus Sport:
“Peru has players in Europe. Australia’s best plays in Frankfurt, and the rest don’t count…” 👀
The Socceroos against South American opponents to get to the World Cup. We’ve seen it before.
Backs to the wall again.and @ on .
— Optus Sport (@OptusSport)
2 hours until kickoff: Welcome to Sporting News’ live blog for this do-or-die World Cup play-off match! Will it be Australia or Peru booking their ticket to Qatar 2022?
Socceroos vs. Peru lineups
Graham Arnold makes one change from the 2-1 win against the UAE with Mitchell Duke coming on for Craig Goodwin at left wing.
Australia starting XI (4-1-4-1, right to left): 1-Ryan (GK) — 4-Aktinson, 8-Wright, 17-Rowles, 16-Behich — 22-Irvine, 13-Mooy — 6-Boyle, 10-Hrustic, 7-Leckie — 15-Duke
Australia subs (12): 12-Redmayne (GK), 18-Vukovic (GK), 2-Degenek, 20-Sainsbury, 3-Karacic, 5-Genreau, 11-Mabil, 14-McGree, 19-Goodwin, 21-Tilio, 9-MacLaren, 23-D’Agostino
The injury concerns for Peru leading up to the match were real because Yoshimar Yotun, Marcos Lopez and Pedro Aquino are not in the starting lineup. Christofer Gonzales, Miguel Trauco and Renato Tapia take their place in the XI.
Peru starting XI (4-3-3, left to right): 1-Pedro Gallese — 6-Miguel Trauco, 22-Alexander Callens, 5-Carlos Zambrano, 17-Luis Advincula — 16-Christofer Gonzales, 13-Renato Tapia, 8-Sergio Pena — 10-Christian Cueva, 9-Gianluca Lapadula, 8-Andre Carrillo
Peru subs (12): 21-Carvallo (GK), 12-Campos (GK), 3-Corzo, 15-Araujo, 2-Abram, 4-Lopez, 14-Cartagena, 23-Aquino, 19-Calcaterra, 20-Flores, 7-Valera, 11-Ormeno
Australia vs Peru TV channel, live stream
|Australia||Tues, June 14|
4 a.m. AEST
|Channel 10||10 Play, Paramount+|
|Canada||Mon, June 13|
2 p.m. ET
|TSN 1/5||TSN GO, TSN Direct|
|UK||Mon, June 13|
7 p.m. BST
|USA||Mon, June 13|
2 p.m. ET
|FS1 (English), Telemundo (Spanish), Universo (Spanish)||, Fox Sports GO/app|