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The Socceroos are ready to do whatever it takes to book a place in a fifth-straight World Cup when they face Peru on Tuesday morning (4am AEST) - even if that means a penalty shootout.

===>>> Australia vs Peru Live

===>>> Australia vs Peru Live

The Socceroos are heavy underdogs for the one-off battle in Doha, where over 12,000 Peruvian fans are expected to be in attendance compared to just a handful of travelling Australian supporters.

But for head coach Graham Arnold, the result is far more important than the performance, and he’ll gladly take a victory in whatever fashion - shootout or not. Follow live below!

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Arnold was an assistant coach in 2005 when the Socceroos famously beat Uruguay for a place in the 2006 World Cup. And he was in charge in 2019 when the Australians overcame Uzbekistan in the Asian Cup - the only two competitive shootouts in Socceroos history.

“We practiced penalty shootouts even before the Jordan game,” he said yesterday. “The UAE game we did it, and we have continually practised it.

“We make sure that all the boys, we do a little drill in the middle of the centre circle, all the boys have to walk up like they would, it’s like a rehearsal, like they would in a game, then take a penalty. We are ready for everything that is thrown at us.”

After finishing third in their Asian (AFC) qualifying group, Graham Arnold’s side was forced to beat the United Arab Emirates 2-1 in last week’s playoff to book their place in this intercontinental playoff, where they meet the fifth-placed team from South American (CONMEBOL) qualification.

“We’ve got to get in their faces,” Arnold told SEN radio on the weekend. “We’ve got to make a fight of this, a war of this, and make sure that when we go out on the pitch that we rattle them. When we do that, that’s our best chance.”