Peru Road To Russia FIFA World Cup 2018

The South American Nation with FIFA ranking of 11 has participated in the FIFA World Cup since the first World Cup in the year 1930. Peru has selected in FIFA World cup five times: in 1930,1970, 1978, 1982, and 2018.Peru had its best result in 1970 FIFA World Cup finishing 7th place in the tournament. They again finished 8th at the FIFA World Cup 1978. In 1982 FIFA World Cup, the team was eliminated in the group stage after 2 draws and 1 loss. And Peru did not advance past the South American qualifying round from 1986 to 2014. After 36 years, they fixed their spot in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. After finishing fifth in qualifying round, Peru reaches intercontinental playoff and qualifies for the FIFA World Cup 2018 by defeating New Zealand.

World Cup Qualifier South America

Peru played a total of 18 games for their qualifying round in South America with a total of 26 points in the qualifying table securing the fifth position in the table. The country conceded 7 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses during their qualifying rounds. Peru defeated 1-0 against Paraguay in the third round, in which Jefferson Farfan scored the net in 19 minutes. Peru great performance against Bolivia in 7th round earned them 3 points in which they scored thrice and they won 2-1 against Ecuador in the 8th round. In the 11th round, Paraguay lost 1-4 to Peru and in the 14th round, they win 2-1 against Uruguay. Peru defeated Bolivia in the 15th round and Ecuador lost 1-2 against Peru in the 16th round. Peru drew last two games against Argentina and Colombia in 17th and 18th round respectively. After finishing 4th in the South American qualifying group, Peru was advance to the intercontinental play-offs against New Zealand. Peru drew 0-0 against New Zealand in Wellington on 11 November but reached the FIFA World Cup 2018 by defeating New Zealand on aggregate as the Peru team scored a brace in Lima.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Group C

The final draw of FIFA World Cup 2018 has placed Peru in Group C where Peru has to play against France, Australia and Denmark and qualify for the knockout stage into the round of Sixteen’s.

The Fixtures for Peru in Group Stage are:

 

 

 

Players to watch:

Edison Flores                                                        Jefferson Farfan                                                       Yordy Reyna

 

Coach: Ricardo Gareca

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