Australia take on Peru today in a winner-takes-all intercontinental playoff for 2022 World Cup qualification, a one-off match that will decide everything. Los Incas are forward-thinking and so much more than the sum of their parts, but the Socceroos have the physicality and set-piece nouse to upset the odds. The stakes are sky high, so make sure you know how to watch an Australia vs Peru live stream for free wherever you are in the world.
Ajdin Hrustic and Aaron Mooy start alongside Jackson Irvine in the Socceroos midfield, with Graham Arnold hoping that one of them can transform into Mile Jedinak for the day. The inclusion of Mitchell Duke is the only surprise, the Fagiano Okayama forward having barely featured for the national team of late.
Luis Advincula is back in the lineup for Peru, who have the twin threats of Andre Carrillo and Christian Cueva on either wing and Gianluca Lapadula in the middle. Together, the trio contributed 11 goals in qualifying, and they'll be a handful for Mat Ryan and the Aussie backline.
That Peru reached the playoffs at the expense of both Colombia and Chile shows how fiercely competitive South American qualifying was, and one criticism that can't be levelled at Ricardo Gareca's side is a lack of bravery. They're always playing on the front foot, inventive and cheeky on the ball and hard-working off it, and while the goals can come in fits and starts, every single player on the team does their bit. Cueva was their top scorer in qualifying, while talismanic striker Lapadula is always a handful, and he's bang in form too.
Arnold doesn't have the personnel to dictate the game, but it's obvious what this group's strengths are. With their aerial prowess, corners and free-kicks will be pivotal for Australia, who kicked off their qualifying campaign in September 2019 and had to beat the UAE to get to this stage. Hrustic stepped up to the plate in Tom Rogic's absence, but Arnold would have been especially delighted by the interplay between Martin Boyle and Irvine, especially as Peru can look vulnerable from out wide.
Who will join France, Denmark and Tunisia in Group D? Kick-off in this pivotal 2022 World Cup playoff is today, Monday 13th June, at 7pm (BST) and 2pm (ET). Read on to find out how to watch an Australia vs Peru free live stream, wherever you are in the world.
Watch a Australia vs Peru live stream for free
If you're in Australia, 10Play (opens in new tab) is providing coverage of this crucial World Cup playoff. 10Play is completely free to watch, but be sure to set an alarm because Australia vs Peru is set to kick-off at 4am AEST in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Football fans in the UK can watch an Australia vs Peru live stream for free too, courtesy of BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab). It's a 7pm BST kick-off on Monday evening for UK-based viewers.
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