Needing goals, Australia could call upon veteran Cahill

Peru fans

Peru fans

After Thursday's 1-1 draw against Denmark, Australia need to beat eliminated Peru in Sochi and hope France defeat the Danes to have a chance of reaching the knockout rounds.

Faced with a must-win situation, Australia will be wary of a wounded Peru when they lock horns in their final group stage match of the FIFA World Cup here on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old striker has a chance to make his debut in Russian Federation on Tuesday when Australia plays Peru.

Despite their proactive attacking game, the Peru players could not harvest even one goal or one point on the board in the World Cup.

Scorer of Australia's first World Cup goal - against Japan in 2006 - Cahill is the nation's all-time leading scorer with 50 goals in 106 appearances.

In a country where football is vying for support against traditional heavyweights like Australian rules, rugby league and cricket, the knives are already out for the Socceroos.

Asked about the abuse aimed at Kruse and his family, he added: "It's unfortunate".

Ebden seen off by Federer in Halle
The Swiss player will now look to continue his winning momentum in the semi-final match scheduled to happen on June 23. His famous one-handed backhand was on fire, striking down winners and passing shots from all corners of the court.

It was Mile Jedinak's penalty that earned the Socceroos their point against Denmark, albeit one that comes with frustrations.

"The belief is still there".

"If Timmy's been called upon, no doubt he'll do a (good) job for us", Australia defender Aziz Behich said. Argentina's World Cup hopes are left hanging by a thread after the loss at the Nizhny Novgorod.

"I took a moment during the national anthem to close my eyes and soak it all in during that second game (against Denmark)", the pacy full back told reporters at Australia's training base in Kazan on Saturday.

Iranian-born Arzani, used as a late substitute against France and, to better effect, against Denmark, is expected to be the lynchpin of a future Australian attacking line that has so far failed to deliver in Russian Federation.

The 38-year-old former Everton striker, who helped steer the Socceroos into the last 16 in 2006 and has scored in Australia's last three editions, has been an unused substitute so far.

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