In overnight action, Caltex Socceroo keeper Mat Ryan debuted for his new club in Belgium, while national team defender Brad Smith started in the EPL for Bournemouth.
After making a loan move from Valencia to Racing Genk this week, Ryan was thrown straight into the starting XI for their Belgium Cup clash with KV Oostende.
Poll: Vote for your Socceroos XI to take on Peru
It's come down to this - Australia must beat Peru in Sochi on Wednesday morning to keep their FIFA World Cup™ dream alive. The Socceroos will also be relying on France to defeat Denmark in Group C's other match if they are to qualify for the knockout phase for the first time
'Boy wonder' Arzani lights up FIFA World Cup™ stage
On a day when Kylian Mbappe broke history for France, one wonders whether a similar breakthrough moment is lingering around the corner for Socceroos' starlet Daniel Arzani. The two youngest players at the FIFA World Cup™ were both on show in Russia overnight in an enthralling