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Socceroos qualify for World Cup

The Socceroos have won a spot in the World Cup after defeating Peru in a penalty shoot-out.

Peruvian substitute Edison Flores went closest to breaking the deadlock for either team with a header which hit the post in the second half of extra-time but the match finished 0-0 after 120 minutes.

Australia coach Graham Arnold then gambled by bringing on Sydney FC goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne for the shootout, replacing captain Maty Ryan just before fulltime.

Redmayne turned out to be the hero, making the winning save as Australia won the shootout 5-4.

The shootout came after the match finished 0-0 after extra-time.

Australia will now face Denmark, France and Tunisia at November’s World Cup in Qatar.

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