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Watch Peru's first World Cup goal in nearly four decades

Peru's chances of advancing to the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup have already been extinguished — but that doesn't mean its fans have nothing to cheer about. In their Tuesday match against Australia, winger Andre Carrillo connected with the back of the net off a cross from teammate Paolo Guerrero to score Peru's first World Cup goal in 36 years.

Peru's 2018 World Cup berth is its first appearance in the tournament since 1982, but they had yet to score a World Cup goal, losing 1-0 to both Denmark and France in their previous group stage matches. While the goal does nothing for Peru's chances to advance, it does have repercussions elsewhere: Sports Illustrated explains that while Australia already has to beat Peru to have a chance at the knockout round, Peru's goal expands Group C rival Denmark's "margin for error" by widening the point gap between Denmark and Australia. France punched its knockout round ticket last week.

You can watch all the Group C action Tuesday morning, with Peru vs. Australia on FS1 and Denmark vs. France on Fox.