Peruvian Football Federation president Edwin Oviedo has been arrested over his alleged role in a criminal network that paid for several judges to attend last summer’s World Cup, Peru’s first appearance in the finals for 36 years.
Prosecutors said Oviedo would be held initially for 15 days after he was taken into custody at his home in a wealthy section of Lima. Police are also seeking access to the soccer federation’s offices.
In a separate case, a court in Lima is expected to rule soon on a prosecution request to jail Oviedo for two years for allegedly ordering the murders of two trade unionists at a sugar company he controlled. In 2016, the Supreme Court excluded him from being investigated.
Prosecutor shave accused Oviedo of giving former Supreme Court Justice Cesar Hinostrozacash and World Cup tickets.
He was arrested on suspicion of being part of a criminal organization made up of judges, lawyers and businessmen that infiltrated the country’s justice system,according to prosecutor Jorge Chavez.
Peru’s national team has thrived during Oviedo’s reign as federation chief but several Peruvian officials have requested he step aside while he remained under suspicion of wrong doing.
His predecessor, Manuel Burga, was last year acquitted as part of the Fifa Gate scandal. He had been charged with racketeering conspiracy and accused of having plotted to collect $4.4 million in bribes in exchange for marketing and broadcast rights to matches.
In some other news in Peru, Peruvian left-back Trauco has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer club side Seattle Sounders.
Miguel Trauco, a 26-year-old who has 30 international cap, including three starts in the 2018 World Cup has recently fallen out of favor with Brazilian club Flamengo.Coming off a season in which Trauco lost his starting spot, the Sounders likely see a talented player who may be a bit more affordable due to circumstance.
Peru coach Ricardo Gareca said that he is proud of what his players have achieved so far and want the team to continue to progress. He was speaking after the match that saw his team beat Chile for the first time since he has been appointed as manager.
He said that it was an important game for Peru as they wanted to show to their fans that they are progressing and that they can beat any team on the continent. The Peru coach said that it was not an easy game as Chile has some good players that play for the best team in Europe and that it was important that they fight on the pitch. Continue reading “Gareca proud of his players”
Ricardo Gareca said that he is extremely pleased with the way Peru were able to recover from a recent poor results to set up a 3-0 victory over Chile during a recent friendly match.Peru had suffered disappointing defeats against Netherlands and Germany in recent times. The victory over Australia in the final World Cup game was the only success for Peru in the last few months of action. In such a situation, the team were in desperate need of a victory in the friendly against Chile in order to act as a morale booster for the forthcoming qualification campaigns.
Gareca watched his team struggled to break the deadlock in the first half but the first goal of the game came in the 64th
minute after an own goal from Roco. Peru were able to capitalise on the lead and came up with a brace through Pedro Aquino in the 75th
minutes. This was able to hand Peru with a substantial lead in the game. Now, the morale boosting victory may act as a great incentive for the club in the forthcoming matches against the United States and Costa Rica. The game against United States is the priority for the national team as Costa Rica are their opponents only in October.Gareca was especially happy with the wayRaúlRuidíaz came up with a strong performance for the national team.
Continue reading “Ricardo Gareca Happy with the Resounding Win over Chile”
The defender of Germany Nico Schulz on his international debut match scored the 85th-minute goal. The goal helped his team to beat Peru with the score 2-1. It was the friendly match that held on Sunday. Schulz is one of five changes that team made and it drew 0-0 with France the world champions in the match of Nations League held on Thursday. In the late winner, the team fired to cherish a historic first win in its home stadium.
On the other hand, the Germans are now looking to come back on the track to accomplish success after crashing out the World Cup of this year in the group stage. In the history of 80 years, this is their most early exit from any of the tournament. The coach of Germany Joachim Loew is looking to introduce some more spark at the front, his team in the opening 20 minutes went close through Matthias Ginter and Marco Reus.
However, it was the Peru who struck first at the time when Luis Advincula hit the ball from a tight angle. The ball passed Marc-Andre Ter Stegen the keeper of the team after charging past two Germans in the box. The other changes of Loew are Julian Brandt and with a superb chip he paid him back. In the 25th minute of the game, he draws to the host’s level.
Post break Timo Werner and Jefferson Farfan missed similar kind of chances each for Germany as well as Peru and shooting the ball over the bar taking a few short breaks after When the pace was dropped considerably, the Schulz clutched his chance of hitting shot from 15 meters. The short slipped under Pedro Gallese the goalkeeper and then into the net. People who were watching this move kept their eyes on the ball and released themselves in the air after the ball enter into the net.
The Peru national coach Ricardo Gareca has signed a new three-year deal that will see him take charge of the team during the next World Cup qualifiers. Ricardo Gareca is considered as a hero in this part of the world after taking the country to the Russian World Cup. This was the first time that Peru made it to a World Cup since 1982 and the Football Federation in Peru was keen to secure the coach on a long-term basis.
Ricardo Gareca said that this is an exciting period for him and that he loves to manage the Peru national team. He said that he has been building a team from scratch and that he will want to continue the journey with them.
Continue reading “Ricardo Gareca to remain as coach”
New Zealand Football Board has denied that their Chief Executive Officer Andy Martin has resigned. Reports were rife in the media that the New Zealand football boss resigned but it was apparently the work of hackers who appeared to have made the post on the governing body’s website.
The bogus articles claimed: “Andy Martin has today told the New Zealand Football board that he is stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.” Continue reading “New Zealand Deny CEO Resignation”
When the word “sport” is mentioned in Peru, the most popular that will come to people’s mind is football.
Football in Peru was introduced by British immigrants, the Peruvians returning from Great Britain, as well by English sailors in the middle of 19th century during their frequent stops at the port of Callao.
In reference to the research-work entitled La Difusion del Futbol en Lima, during the last ten years of the 19th century, records show that sailors were fond of practicing sports such as football and they would play against teams made up of Englishmen, Peruvians, or a mix between Englishmen and Peruvians.
The 1990s were not brilliant football years for the Peruvian footballers and the disastrous 1987 Alianza Lima air incident alsocrushed the hopes for the team as series of good players who were prepared to play for the national team lost their lives.
Although there were still other good players like Julio César Uribe, Nolberto Solano, Claudio Pizarro, and Lose del Solar, yet the team was no longer the “Golden Team” of earlier. Continue reading “Football in Peru”
Argentina’s World Cup qualifying campaign has already taken them to Córdoba, Mendoza and San Juan for home matches and after another disappointing result in the Monumental, La Albiceleste are now set to try their luck at the iconic Bombonera.
Following the draw with Venezuela, rumors immediately surfaced that Argentina will play their final qualifier against Peru at the home of Boca Juniors, but there is still uncertainty as to whether FIFA would approve the move, it was unclear if La Bombonera was a possibility. Continue reading “PERU TO PLAY ARGENTINA IN WC QUALIFIERS”
Jefferson Farfan has been recalled back to the national team of Peru, according to reports.
The Veteran winger is expected to help out the South American side in their World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Ecuador.
The national team manager Ricardo Gareca named Farfanand forward Ivan Bulos in the team. Bulos would play in place of Paolo Guerrro who was suspended in the last game against Bolivia due to suspension.
Farfarn, who plays in the Russian Premier League for Lokomotiv Moscow, has featured 75 times for Peru national team. The coach claimed the veteran was “rewarded for his new found stability and continuity.” The player last played for his country in the first quarter of last year. Continue reading “VETERAN PERU WINGER RECALLED TO NATIONAL TEAM”
South American sides Ecuador and Venezuela played a draw on Thursday night when they clashed.
Mikel Villanueva had an own goal in the 29th minute while Junior Moreno scored through a powerful shot from the centre of the box after receiving an assist from ArquimedesFiguera.
The teams played a 1-1 draw at half time and there was no change when the game ended. However, Figuera received marching orders in the 75th minute for a second yellow card.
When Peru and Paraguay met in a friendly game at Trujillo, Paolo Guerrero’s 75th minute effort was the difference in the 1-0 win. Rodrigo Rojas has fouled Miguel Trauco, picking up his second yellow card of the game. The visitors were down to ten men.
Football in Peru has been developing of recent. They play Jamaica in their next game. The friendly game would hold on June 13.
Elsewhere in football’s most iconic rivalries, Argentina defeated Brazil in a superclasico in Australia. Sevilla defender Garbiel Mercado scored the sole goal that separated the bitter rivals as over 95,000 fans gathered to watch the star studded game. Funny enough only 31 percent saw the game the Socceroos played against Saudi Arabia in the crucial World Cup fixture. Continue reading “PERU DEFEAT PARAGUAY, ECUADOR PLAY DRAW WITH VENEZUELA”