Australia has been eliminated from the World Cup after losing 2-0 to Peru in their last Group C diversion at Sochi's Fisht Stadium.

The Socceroos expected to win to have any possibility of achieving the last 16; however, they were beaten by goals from André Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero leaving Denmark and France as the qualifiers from Group C.

Peru had not discovered the net in the initial two games of the group stage, yet led the pack in this match against the pursuit of play 18 minutes. The skipper, Guerrero, pursued down a long ball and crossed for Carrillo, touching base in the penalty territory, to score with a fine right-footed volley past Mat Ryan. It was Peru's first World Cup finals goal for a long time, and their extended voyaging bolsters praised uncontrollably.

They were in delights again when Guerrero scored the second five minutes into the second half, after some great work down the left by the midfielder Christian Cueva. His cross was diverted however fell compassionate for Guerrero to snare it past Ryan.

Australia expedited Tim Cahill following 53 minutes. It was the 38-year-old veteran's first appearance of the competition, and he has scored for Australia in the previous three World Cups. In any case, there was to be no fable consummation for Cahill or Australia, as they joined Peru on the early flights home from Russia.

Denmark and France should now sit tight for the night recreations in Group D to see who they will look in the last 16, with Croatia unquestionably through and Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland all still with a possibility of going along with them.