3 key players to face Caltex Socceroos in Group C: Peru
The potentially decisive third group game for the Caltex Socceroos at the 2018 FIFA World Cup is against South American side Peru.
Depending on previous results, both sides might need to win this clash to book their spot in the knockout phase in Russia.
We’ve picked out three players Australia need to shut down to prevail in Sochi.
A four-time winner of the Eredivisie with former club PSV Eindhoven, the veteran attacker is still getting it done at international level.
Farfan, who now plays in Russia for Lokomotiv Moscow, has scored 23 goals for the national team including one in the recent playoff win over New Zealand.
He brings a wealth of experience and know-how to this Peru squad.
The young attacker brings Premier League experience playing with Watford and is a dangerous player inside the box.
He burst onto the scene in Portugal with Sporting Lisbon and then Benfica, where he helped the club win the League, Cup and Super Cup in his first season.
At 26 is in the prime of his career and he brings a real threat with his turn of speed and trickery around the penalty area.
The skipper is arguably Peru’s most famous player, with his six goals in qualifying a huge reason why Peru snapped their 36-year FIFA World Cup drought.
A quality striker, the 33-year-old is the nation’s all-time top scorer with 32 goals from 83 caps and has clubs like Bayern Munich and Hamburg in Germany on his resume.
While he’s currently serving a provisional ban for a doping violation, if cleared to play he’ll be the man to stop for the Caltex Socceroos.
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