Australia vs Peru time, TV channel, live stream and team news for FIFA World Cup intercontinental playoff
Australia vs Peru: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview
A Qatar 2022 World Cup berth is on the line as Australia and Peru square off for the AFC-CONMEBOL Playoff at Al Rayyan Stadium in Qatar on Monday, June 13 (6/13/2022) at 2 p.m. ET.
The match will be broadcast live on FS1 and Universo, and can be streamed live on fuboTV, DirecTV Stream and other live TV services.
The single-elimination Playoff is contested between the winner of the Asian Football Conference Fourth Round playoff and the fifth place team from CONMEBOL qualifying. The winner advances to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Peru qualified for the playoff by finishing in fifth place in South American qualifying, where the top four earned direct tickets to the World Cup in Qatar (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Ecuador).
Australia made it as the best third-place team from Asia World Cup qualifying, where there were two groups that made up the final round. The top two teams in both groups clinched automatic World Cup spots, and the two third-place teams — the United Arab Emirates and Australia — met in a playoff on June 7 for the right to face Peru. Australia won 2-1 on an Ajdin Hrustic goal six minutes from time.
Australia will go into the match against Peru as underdogs after their recent stretch of poor form through the back end of World Cup qualifying.
Peru and Australia have met only once before in their history, in Group C play at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
A goal in each half by Andre Carrillo (18th min.) and Paolo Guerrero (50th min.) claimed a 2-0 win for Peru in the group finale, but it wasn't enough to get into the knockout rounds. France and Denmark topped the group and France went on to win that edition of the World Cup.
The winner of the Australia vs. Peru playoff will have to contend with France and Denmark again in Group D of the 2022 World Cup. Tunisia rounds out the four-team group.
Major changes from Peru's friendly against New Zealand are unlikely.
The latest news from training is that influential midfielder Yoshimar Yotun and left back Marcos Lopez were training on their own, separate from the rest of the team, indicating a potential injury concern.
Luis Advíncula may be selected over Aldo Corzo at right back, while Pedro Aquino has a chance to feature in central midfield instead of Renato Tapia. Aquino suffered a blow to the head in training that left him out of sorts, but reports indicate that the coaching staff is confident he'll be ready to go if called upon against Australia.