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.
GROUP C EQUATION: How the Socceroos can qualify
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."
Aussies Abroad: Jeggo stars in Vienna derby, Ryan edged by Chelsea in Premier League
A clean sheet, a title race and a derby goal headlined an action-packed night for our overseas Australians. In Austria, James Jeggo opened his account for the season in Austria Wien’s 6-1 hammering of Rapid Wien in the Vienna derby. DEGENEK REFLECTS: Caltex Socceroos defend
Aussies Abroad: Luongo, Irvine help sides to important Championship wins
Massimo Luongo and Jackson Irvine both braved atrocious English weather to help steer their sides to Championship victories on Sunday morning (AEDT). And in warmer temperatures, Matt Jurman’s Al Ittihad broke through for their first win of the Saudi Arabia Pro League season at
Degenek not taking his foot off the gas
Twelve months ago, Caltex Socceroos defender Milos Degenek was playing in Japan — now, he’s tearing up Serbia’s SuperLiga, having been named in the league’s best eleven for the first half of the season. It’s a credit to Degenek, 24, who signed with Red Star Belgrade in July
Degenek named in Serbian Superliga's best XI
Caltex Socceroos defender Milos Degenek has been named in the Serbian Superliga’s best eleven players of the first half of the season after his performances for Red Star Belgrade. AUSSIES ABROAD: Sainsbury denies former club Inter in first UCL start READ MORE: Where you can w