Australia beat South American rivals Peru to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar this year. Australia beat Peru 5-4 in sudden death in the final of the Continental Play-offs to qualify for the World Cup for the fifth time in a row since 2006. The game ended in a tiebreaker after no goals were scored in extra time. In which the substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redman became the hero. He saved the final penalty of sudden death.
Australia’s Aaron Moe, Craig Goodwin, Ezdin Rustic, Jamie McLaren and Ever Movil scored in the tiebreaker. Australia’s Martin Boyle failed to score in the opening penalty. Peru’s Gianluca Lapadula, Alexander Calens, Renato Tapia and Edison Flores scored while Luis Edvincula failed to score and Alex Valera’s penalty was saved by goalkeeper Andrew Redme.
Earlier in the day, a competitive and exciting match was played at the Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Monday night. Now a team from Costa Rica and New Zealand will make it to the World Cup. Australia will then face Peru in the continental play-offs, beating the United Arab Emirates in the play-offs to qualify for the World Cup. World Cup winners Australia are in Group D along with France, Denmark and Tunisia.