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12:00 AM, June 26, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:36 AM, June 26, 2018

Aussies need win and more

With their hopes of reaching the World Cup's knockout rounds on a knife-edge, Australia head into their must-win match against Peru under pressure to score goals and with fingers crossed that France will bring their A-game against Denmark.

Long hampered by a lack of firepower, the Socceroos' two goals in Russia have both come from Mile Jedinak penalties but relying again on the cool head of their captain from the spot may be perilous for their hopes of advancing.

"If we score goals and we win the game, it doesn't matter how we score. It's important that we get the result which is the main thing," striker Tomi Juric told reporters at the team's training base in Kazan on Sunday.

"Obviously, it is something that we may need to work on a little bit more and have a little bit more confidence in the final third, to finish things off."

With Peru already eliminated from Group C and leaders France having already booked their place in the last 16, Bert van Marwijk-coached Australia are battling Denmark to be the second team through.

On one point to Denmark's four, the Socceroos need victory against Peru and for France to beat the Danes -- preferably handsomely -- to have hope of advancing.

Australia will need to make at least one change to their starting side, with forward Andrew Nabbout ruled out of the match by Van Marwijk after suffering a shoulder injury in the 1-1 draw against Denmark.

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