SOCHI Russia (Xinhua) --
Peru defeated Australia 2-0 in their final group match at the
World Cup in Russia on Tuesday, but both teams have been knocked
out of the tournament.
Peru, already being
eliminated from the World Cup ahead of the final match, opened
the scoring first in the 18th minute when Andre
Carrillo struck a superb volley.
Australia, who must
win the last group match to have a chance of advancing to the
knockout stage, hardly caused real threat to Peru’s defense
throughout the match.
Peru’s attack was
still on fire in the second half when captain Paolo Guerrero
scored in the 50th minute to give his team a 2-0
France, who have
already secured the last 16 berth and rested several starters,
were held to a 0-0 draw by Denmark in the other match of Group
France finished top
of Group C with two wins and one draw, followed by Denmark in
the second place.