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 since 2006.

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Head Coach Bert van Marwijk has fielded the same XI in both against France and Denmark, but an injury to Andrew Nabbout and the need to win may see the Dutchman reshuffle his pack this time around.

It's time for you to decide! Who would you pick for the starting XI for the Socceroos' when they take on Peru at the FIFA World Cup™?

GOALKEEPER

Mathew Ryan had a quiet afternoon against Denmark but was his reliable self whenever called upon. Danny Vukovic and Brad Jones are the back ups to the Brighton goalkeeper.

Choose your Starting XI vs Peru

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Choose your starting Goalkeeper to take on Peru
Mat Ryan
Goalkeeper
Mat Ryan
Brad Jones
Goalkeeper
Brad Jones
Danny Vukovic
Goalkeeper
Danny Vukovic

Thank you for selecting your Goalkeeper!

RIGHT BACK

Josh Risdon continued his fine debut FIFA World Cup™ against Denmark with a strong display down the right hand side. Milos Degenek is the deputy for the Western Sydney Wanderers man.

Choose your Starting XI vs Peru

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Choose your starting Right Back to take on Peru
Milos Degenek
Defender
Milos Degenek
Josh Risdon
Defender
Josh Risdon

Thank you for selecting your Right Back!

CENTRE BACK PAIRING

Trent Sainsbury and Mark Milligan's partnership at the heart of defence continued to impress in Australia's 1-1 draw with Denmark, with both players putting in solid performances.

Sainsbury and Milligan have started Australia's last three fixtures, but Matthew Jurman and Milos Degenek provide solid reinforcements if van Marwijk opts to switch things around at the back on Wednesday.

Choose your Starting XI vs Peru

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Choose your starting Centre Back to take on Peru
Milos Degenek
Defender
Milos Degenek
Matthew Jurman
Defender
Matthew Jurman
Mark Milligan
Midfielder
Mark Milligan
Trent Sainsbury
Defender
Trent Sainsbury

Thank you for selecting your Centre Back!

Choose your Starting XI vs Peru

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Choose your starting Centre Back to take on Peru
Milos Degenek
Defender
Milos Degenek
Matthew Jurman
Defender
Matthew Jurman
Mark Milligan
Midfielder
Mark Milligan
Trent Sainsbury
Defender
Trent Sainsbury

Thank you for selecting your Centre Back!

LEFT BACK

Aziz Behich was impressive once again in the draw with Denmark and avoided a yellow card which would have ruled him out of the match against Peru. James Meredith is an able choice himself and will look to put pressure on ahead of the final group match. 

Choose your Starting XI vs Peru

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Choose your starting Left Back to take on Peru
Aziz Behich
Defender
Aziz Behich
James Meredith
Defender
James Meredith

Thank you for selecting your Left Back!

CENTRE MIDFIELD PAIRING

Captain courageous Mile Jedinak and midfield maestro Aaron Mooy controlled the middle of the park for ninety minutes against Denmark on Thursday night.

One man who is yet to appear is Massimo Luongo, who could do a job for Australia in the heart of the midfield or slightly higher up the pitch. Jackson Irvine showcased his wares for the second time at this tournament off the bench against Denmark, albeit higher up the pitch. 

Choose your Starting XI vs Peru

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Choose your starting Centre Midfielder to take on Peru
Jackson Irvine
Midfielder
Jackson Irvine
Mile Jedinak
Midfielder
Mile Jedinak
Aaron Mooy
Midfielder
Aaron Mooy
Massimo Luongo
Midfielder
Massimo Luongo

Thank you for selecting your Centre Midfielder!

Choose your Starting XI vs Peru

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Choose your starting Centre Midfielder to take on Peru
Jackson Irvine
Midfielder
Jackson Irvine
Mile Jedinak
Midfielder
Mile Jedinak
Aaron Mooy
Midfielder
Aaron Mooy
Massimo Luongo
Midfielder
Massimo Luongo

Thank you for selecting your Centre Midfielder!

ATTACKING MIDFIELDER

Tom Rogic stepped up against Denmark and was in the middle of almost everything Australia did going forward. Jackson Irvine was his replacement for the second time against Denmark, while Dimitri Petratos would offer something different if given the chance against Peru. 

Choose your Starting XI vs Peru

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Choose your starting Attacking Midfielder to take on Peru
Jackson Irvine
Midfielder
Jackson Irvine
Tomas Rogic
Midfielder
Tomas Rogic
Dimitri Petratos
Forward
Dimitri Petratos

Thank you for selecting your Attacking Midfielder!

RIGHT WINGER

One of the best on the pitch against Denmark, Mathew Leckie has continued to show he's got what it takes to make the number 7 jersey his own.

Daniel Arzani has entered the field on his non-favoured left-hand side twice this tournament, while Dimitri Petratos offers another option out wide. Andrew Nabbout has shown he's effective from wide areas, but has an injury cloud hovering.

Choose your Starting XI vs Peru

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Choose your starting Right Winger to take on Peru
Daniel Arzani
Midfielder
Daniel Arzani
Mathew Leckie
Forward
Mathew Leckie
Andrew Nabbout
Midfielder
Andrew Nabbout
Dimitri Petratos
Forward
Dimitri Petratos

Thank you for selecting your Right Winger!

LEFT WINGER

Robbie Kruse started his second game running for the Socceroos against Denmark, and was dangerous in advanced areas. His replacement Daniel Arzani put in a strong showing and was equally, if not more dangerous.

Dimitri Petratos and Andrew Nabbout are also options.

Choose your Starting XI vs Peru

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Choose your starting Left Winger to take on Peru
Daniel Arzani
Midfielder
Daniel Arzani
Robbie Kruse
Midfielder
Robbie Kruse
Andrew Nabbout
Midfielder
Andrew Nabbout
Dimitri Petratos
Forward
Dimitri Petratos

Thank you for selecting your Left Winger!

STRIKER

With Andrew Nabbout looking set to miss out on the final group stage match with Peru due to the shoulder injury he picked up against Denmark, the big question is who starts up top for Australia against Peru?

Tomi Juric has been the option off the bench both times for the Socceroos this tournament, and Jamie Maclaren is the type of player who would fit perfectly into Bert van Marwijk's system. Don't forget about our all-time leading goalscorer Tim Cahill though, who is a chance to score at his fourth FIFA World Cup™.

Choose your Starting XI vs Peru

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Choose your starting Striker to take on Peru
Tim Cahill
Forward
Tim Cahill
Tomi Juric
Forward
Tomi Juric
Jamie Maclaren
Forward
Jamie Maclaren
Andrew Nabbout
Midfielder
Andrew Nabbout

Thank you for selecting your Striker!