Peru

Peru

Appearances at World Cups

The national team of Peru has been failing to qualify for the final part of world cups for 36 years. What's more, they already had such a temporary period of absence. The Peruvians unsuccessfully tried to go through the qualification from 1934 to 1970, but it wasn't anything more than qualification. Then the exit to the final part made the national team repeat this trick at two out of three world cups, then they were absent again. Can this unexpected up continue as a long flight on world cup pitches, who knows?

Though the very qualification was very uneasy for the Peruvians. Only the fact that Peru was the last team to reach the WC proves such complications. To reach the World Cup, they had to win Colombia in the last round and then fight against New Zealand in a very uneasy battle. Jéfferson Farfán's goal made a huge number of people happy whom even not a very successful performance in Russia can't disappoint now.

year

G

W

D

L

М

Total

1930

2

0

0

2

1-4

3 rd in group

1970

4

2

0

2

9-9

1/4

1978

6

2

1

3

6-12

2 nd round

1982

3

0

2

1

2-6

4 th in group

Total

15

4

3

8

18-31

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Head coach and best player

The name of the head coach and the best player of Peru say little to a fan who is bad at football. Ricardo Gareca is quite a famous football known in South America who made a decision to chair a national team first in his career. The change of generations initiated by the Argentinian was over before it began, in fact, after seeing how successfully the qualification for the 2018 WC was, the coaching staff returned experienced leaders to the squad. So Jéfferson Farfán who scored this 'golden' ball for Peru was in the squad for decisive qualification matches.

The situation with the best player is a bit more complicated but not due to his absence but an uneasy choice between Guerrero and Farfán. It's clear Moscow Lokomotiv's forward has been brighter on the football pitch in the last 6 months. But Guerrero has been stable in this role for long. In addition, the forward could miss the World Cup, banned substances were found in his blood. But in the end, the disqualification was reduced, and Peru will have its complete squad at the World Cup.

  • Preliminary squad: Gallese – Advíncula, Rodríguez, Ramos, Trauco – Tapia, Yotún – Carrillo, Cueva, Farfán – Guerrero

Base camp and cities

Saransk – Yekaterinburg – Sochi – it's the route of the national team of Peru in Russian spaces and probably feel the difference of our reality. At the same time, the Peruvians unexpectedly chose Moscow Oblast as a location. However, Peru's head coach has already had the time to explain this choice by saying that the quality of training camp, which is at the highest level at Arena Khimki, was the most important thing for them. Only time will show how this will help the Peruvians in the fight against Denmark, France and Australia.

By Zulfat Shafigullin. Photo: fifa.com