Going to bid you farewell now and thanks profusely for following what turned out to be an exciting playoff. We could have additional tales and evaluation all through the day however for now I’ll depart you with this:
Here’s a temporary match report, with the complete one to comply with.
With this match executed and dusted, there stays just one place left to fill within the World Cup draw. That spot belongs to both New Zealand or Costa Rica, who will meet tomorrow within the Concacaf-Oceania playoff. The winner will be part of Spain, Germany and Japan in Group E. Fortunate them.
There will probably be no nationwide vacation so far as I can inform.
Bruce writes in from the US with a response to Tony’s “emmbarrassing gamesmanship” electronic mail just a few posts again.
“Embarrassing gamesmanship? I feel the target is to cease penalty kicks,” he says. “There are guidelines relating to pens and something that doesn’t violate a rule is completely OK. If Redmayne thought that sporting his package inside out would give him a bonus in purpose then so be it. If the wiggle helps him to avoid wasting 4 of six makes an attempt, then wiggle on.”
That may matter little to Australia, who can now flip their consideration to (one more) return to Qatar for the World Cup this November. The Socceroos have crammed the ultimate sport in Group D and can play France, Tunisia and Denmark, which is uncannily much like their Russia 2018 group of France, Denmark and – you guessed it – Peru.
The group had been beneath Bert van Marwijk then, after Ange Postecoglou certified the group earlier than resigning. Graham Arnold had been named the long-term successor and took over after that match.
Plenty of inquiries to ask and reply between every now and then. Proper now the nation is simply having fun with the second.
There’s a little bit of speak about whether or not Redmayne had come off his line throughout the shootout, after being warned a few occasions by the referee.
Redmayne himself is talking now, and says the prospect of him getting used for penalties “was floated pre-selection”.
“For the 2 or three weeks we have now been right here I’ve had that in my thoughts, and I’ve been engaged on just a few issues in coaching,” he says. “However on the finish of the day it’s both proper or left, the homework has been executed and I’m simply grateful to the opposite boys for working out 120 minutes.”
Right here’s a enjoyable truth about Redmayne: when he was 16 he trialled with Arsenal for a fortnight and practically signed, just for the membership determined to signal a 15-year-old Wojciech Szczesny as an alternative. In 2017 the Gunners performed an low season pleasant in opposition to Sydney FC in Australia, and he saved a penalty from Danny Welbeck earlier than the Sky Blues in the end misplaced 2-0. Arsene Wenger was nonetheless within the seat on the time and mentioned: “If he was with us, we made a mistake.”
“As a South American I wished Peru to qualify,” Pablo writes. “However congratulations to Arnold for the last-minute goalkeeper change and to Redmayne who has simply turn out to be one in every of my favorite goalkeepers on the planet. Good luck to Australia in Qatar 2022.”
I’m looking for shootage footage that isn’t geoblocked for readers primarily based abroad. For now I’ll need to put up this from Australian broadcaster, Channel 10.
Right here is an alternate view of the sport from Tony.
“Mediocre stuff from either side, Peru gave it go however got here up quick,” he writes. “Australia parked the bus. Embarrassing gamesmanship from the clown Redmayne. It labored however sport is the loser. Terrible consequence.”
For Peru, it is a devastating consequence. Gareca, the Argentine supervisor, has executed so many good issues for this nationwide aspect, repeatedly exceeded expectations by qualifying the nation for Russia 2018 – their first finals in 36 years – and coming agonisingly shut once more to creating it successive World Cups for the primary time since 1978 and 1982. It was to not be. They weren’t themselves this match.
Arnold is being interviewed now and he’s speechless for the primary few seconds.
“I’m simply… So happy with the gamers, you understand? Nobody is aware of what these boys have been by to get to right here,” he says. “It was so onerous, the entire marketing campaign, and the best way they’ve caught at it and dedicated themselves to it, unbelievable.
“Andrew Redmayne is an excellent penalty saver, and to attempt to get him on the psychological facet whereas we had been making that change, so as to add that little bit of uncertainty of their brains, that was, yeah, that’s the reason.”
He says he referred to as for Australia’s new prime minister Anthony Albanese to offer the nation a day without work. That is from a person who was vulnerable to being sacked in March, and who has confronted dogged criticism.
“The doubters don’t hassle me, it’s these boys I look after, the sport I look after,” he says. “I do it for my household and I wish to dedicate this one to my brother, Colin. When my mother and father died after I was younger, I didn’t have anybody actually to help. My older brother has been that my entire life, and he’s No 1.”
Duke is talking with Channel 10 and making an attempt to verbalise the ultimate levels of this match.
“Actually, I’ve by no means been concerned on this state of affairs earlier than,” he says. “Unimaginable, credit score to everybody concerned. So happy with the boys. Now we have gone the onerous manner. So many individuals wrote us off. I’m having a panic assault, speechless, so happy with boys. Redmayne has executed unbelievable.
“I’m certain Maty [Ryan] would have been upset, however everybody performed their half. Can’t clarify this sense, it’s simply full ecstasy, and I can’t wait to have a good time with the boys. Thanks for believing in us. We’re going to a World Cup, 5 in a row.”
Mark wrote in throughout the shootout:
“I’m ready to see John Cleese doing his ministry of foolish walks throughout the purpose line subsequent,” he writes of Redmayne’s wiggle approach. “Humorous shit.”
Scenes in Qatar. There are tears on either side. Arnold is crying as he embraces his assistant Rene Muelensteen. The Peru gamers are crying, too. Not in the identical manner. This has shades of Australia v Uruguay 2005. The Socceroos mob Redmayne, whose very place on this squad was questioned however who has single-glovedly certified his nation for a fifth consecutive World Cup. He didn’t do it alone, and on the steadiness of play Australia deserved to win this match.
Australia 5-4 Peru Redmayne has a drink now to maintain Valera ready. Redmayne saves! And Australia are going to the World Cup!
Australia 5-4 Peru Mabil steps up subsequent, and we are actually formally in sudden dying. Gallese is protesting in regards to the ball being on the spot, or one thing like that. Now he’s having a drink of water. Mabil stands and waits. And it didn’t get inside his head as a result of he buries that no drawback.
Australia 4-4 Peru If Redmayne can save this Australia are going to the World Cup. Flores is the person to cease them, if he can. He should rating. He does.
Australia 4-3 Peru Maclaren is often dependable from the spot, and he’s once more, sending Gallese the flawed manner.
Australia 3-3 Peru Tapia is not going to be stopped. Redmaybe will get a glove to it however couldn’t hold it out.
Australia 3-2 Peru Hrustic wrongfoots the goalkeeper and rolls the ball coolly into the fitting nook as Gallese dives to the left.
Australia 2-2 Peru Advincula is up subsequent, and Redmayne will get a hand to it, pushing it into the woodwork to deliver the scores again stage. His again foot, although, was solely simply on that line.
Australia 2-2 Peru Goodwin, a late introduction off the bench, is ready to take his kick. He does his fast toes then hits it straight into the roof of the online.
Australia 1-2 Peru The referee is reminding Redmayne to remain behind his line. Callens tucks the ball away into the highest nook with ease.
Australia 1-1 Peru Mooy thumps the ball into the again of the online.
Australia 0-1 Peru Lapadula is unfazed by Redmayne’s dancing and sends his spot kick left. Redmayne dives proper. Benefit Peru.
Australia o-0 Peru Gallese saves with a drive to his proper! Nightmare starting for Australia.
Boyle is stepping as much as take Australia’s first penalty. He picks up the ball and takes it to the spot …
That is wild. It is a large name by Arnold to deliver on Redmayne. Large present of religion within the man who grew to become recognized at membership stage because the Pink Wiggle for his sizzling pink package and leaping approach. However Gallese is a veteran. He has the big-game expertise. He has saved a Luis Suarez penalty, and he can save what Australia throw at him. So who will take these pens? There may be a number of deliberation between the referees as Peru complain about one thing. Which finish the pens will probably be taking? Mooy, who has stepped up as captain, is there having a phrase too.
120+3 minutes Irvine is cramping now and Boyle has run in to assist with the stretching. Goodwin takes the free-kick and Wright is on the again put up however it’s simple pickings for Gallese, who himself is in for penalties after extra-time involves an in depth.
120+2 minutes That is the work of goalkeeper coach John Crawley, who developed each Ryan and Redmayne at membership stage in Australia and labored wonders with Redmayne at Sydney FC, particularly in 2019 when Sydney received the grand remaining penalty shootout in opposition to Perth Glory. Time is ticking down as Flores steals the ball off Irvine however fouls him within the course of and concedes a free-kick.