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Doha, Qatar – Australia sealed its place on the 2022 World Cup after successful the intercontinental playoff towards Peru on Monday night in an exhilarating match.

In a nail-biting end on the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Qatar, Australia gained 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out, edging out crowd favourites Peru.

Greater than 10,000 Peruvian followers had been in attendance on the stadium, some having flown midway the world over for the sport that the Peru coach had described as “the match of our lives”.

Peruvian followers had been singing and dancing in the course of the match which went on for 120 minutes and 10 penalty kicks. A small portion of the group stayed again effectively after the sport to point out their appreciation for the gamers regardless of the loss.

Yolanda Hurtado, 50, works in a hospital in Peru’s capital Lima and is a die-hard soccer fanatic.

She had gone to Russia for the World Cup 4 years in the past the place Peru had trounced Australia.

In Doha on Monday, she cheered on her crew all through however broke down in tears on the finish.

“I’ve saved cash for this yr’s World Cup, so I’ll come again to Qatar later this yr,” Hurtado informed Al Jazeera after the match.

“It is vitally unhappy that our crew misplaced. The World Cup gained’t be the identical however I’ll come to Doha in November.”

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