A goal from Ajdin Harstik in the 84th minute guaranteed Australia a difficult 2-1 win over the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, earning the right to compete with Peru for a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
After an uninterrupted first half in Doha, the Australian took the lead through Jackson Irwin, who in the 53rd minute, in anticipation of defence, responded in the best possible way to a Martin Boyle cross from the back line.
The Emirates team’s response took only four minutes, Caio Canedo equalized and left everything unresolved, however, a goal scored by a German Eintracht Frankfurt player put Australia back in the front.
Now, Peru, ranked fifth in South America, is Australia’s only handicap on Monday. again in Qatar, to achieve his fifth consecutive appearance at the World Championships.
The winner will advance directly to Group D along with France, Denmark and Tunisia.,
A day later, on Tuesday, Costa Rica, fourth in the CONCACAF qualifiers, and New Zealand, the winner in Oceania, will fight for last place, completing “Paul” E, which already has Germany, Spain and Japan.