Former Socceroos midfielder Josip Skoko believes Australia have the quality to beat Peru in their crucial FIFA World Cup™ at 12am Wednesday AEST.
Bert van Marwijk's men need a win against the South Americans in Sochi to have any chance of progressing from Group C.
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The match kicks-off at midnight (AEST), live on SBS and Optus Sport.
While the Socceroos have been unfortunate to claim only one point from two games, Peru have suffered 1-0 losses to both Denmark and France and have already been eliminated.
Skoko, who played 51 games for Australia, said there was enough quality in Van Marwijk's squad to claim the win the Socceroos require.
"Peru showed they're a pretty good footballing team and it might actually be the toughest game for us in terms of the opponent," he told Omnisport.
"It's now do-or-die for us and I know the boys have got the quality in them to get a result, now it's just what happens on the day."
The Socceroos also need France to claim a win over Denmark to have a chance of overtaking the latter in the group.
While Peru has little to play for besides pride, Skoko said Ricardo Gareca's men would pose a huge threat.
"We really have to be careful, I'm sure that the coaching staff knows it, if they've watched Peru's games," he said.
"They're a very good technical side and they do create chances so it's going to be a tough one."
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