Substitute goalkeeper Redmayne the hero for Australia who sealed their World Cup place for the fifth successive time.
Australia’s substitute goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne saved the final penalty to safe his nation a spot at this yr’s World Cup in Qatar as they edged Peru 5-4 in a shoot-out following a 0-0 draw after additional time in an intercontinental qualifying playoff on Monday.
Redmayne danced throughout the aim line earlier than diving to the correct to cease a kick from Alex Valera and hand Australia’s soccer crew, dubbed the Socceroos, the win that sealed their fifth successive World Cup look.
Redmayne was introduced on by the Australian coach as the sport inched in the direction of penalty kicks.
The playoff between the Asian and South American qualifiers had been goalless after 120 minutes and was solely determined when Valera missed his facet’s sixth penalty, giving Australia the win on the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha.
The winners, forty second on this planet rankings, claimed their sixth ticket to the World Cup and a Group D opening match towards defending champions France on November 22.
Peru, twenty second in FIFA’s listing and who beat Australia 2-0 on the 2018 World Cup group stage, have been roared on by 10,000 followers, most of whom had flown midway across the globe for the playoff solely to see a irritating encounter between the rivals.
Australia’s Martin Boyle missed his facet’s first penalty however all have been then profitable.
It was a tragic finish to the night for the Peru followers who outnumbered their Australian opponents.
Daphne Beraun, a Peru fan who had travelled to Doha from London for the sport, stated his facet “deserved to win”.
“We simply couldn’t end the probabilities we had. I’m nonetheless happy with this crew. All of Peru shall be right now. However it’s unhappy,” he instructed Al Jazeera.
They stayed again effectively after the ultimate spot kick was saved, singing and dancing even after the gamers had walked down the tunnel.
The loss meant Peru will miss out on successive World Cups.