The end: Australia’s World Cup comes to a grinding halt
Australia’s World Cup campaign came to a grinding halt in Russia this morning.
Peru inflicted a 2-0 defeat in the Socceroos’ last group match, meaning we went without a win from our three games.
It was Peru’s first World Cup match victory in 40 years.
Regardless, the result wouldn’t have mattered given Denmark held France to a 0-0 draw.
Those two teams go through to the next round, whereas Australia finishes on the bottom of the Group C table.
The Socceroos have wrapped up their World Cup campaign with a group stage exit. They needed a win over Peru and France to defeat Denmark to make the round of 16. Both results didn’t fall in their favour. pic.twitter.com/rwflZKNJek
— Jordan Tunbridge (@JordanTunbridge) June 26, 2018
Manager Bert van Marwijk’s told SBS his side was still the better of the two teams this morning, despite the loss.
“We don’t have luck in all three games,” he said.
A World Cup hero of previous years, Tim Cahill (pictured above) was eventually unleashed for the first time this World Cup but unable to make a mark.