Football has always been a favorite sport in Peru, where interest in the game has grown significantly in recent years. Few things have contributed to this increase more than the national team’s recent success in international events and the expansion of youth football initiatives. The national football squad has been in the news recently for their outstanding results in important competitions.
After a two-week suspension as a result of the civil unrest, which is said to have resulted in the deaths of over fifty people, Peru’s top division resumes play this weekend behind closed doors. After President Dina Boluarte’s predecessor Pedro Castillo was ousted, there has been a flurry of political demonstrations across the country calling for her resignation and calling for new elections.
The nation has experienced the most severe political violence in more than two decades with the clashes between protesters and police. The start of domestic top-flight football was postponed in the middle of January “to prevent and avoid risks that affect the safety and physical integrity of people.” The league will now begin on matchday three, “which will be played without spectators on the recommendation of the authorities,” as the first two rounds have been postponed. Continue reading “The Future of Football in Peru Is at Risk Due to Protests”
In a time of global crisis, when the world is divided, FIFA World Cup used the power of football to bring together people. Letting footballers and fans cross the border, celebrate, and unite.
New global movements, Football Unites the world will unite, inspire, and drive development through football, as FIFA legends share stories of how football has united different nations in times of uncertainty. So, the press caught up with Claudio to hear about his memories of football. Continue reading “Claudio Pizarro Says They Love Football in Peru”
The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is seeking to secure cooperative agreements with South Africa, Mali and Peru following meetings on the sidelines of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly here. ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov has claimed that his organisation is “preparing to sign memorandums of cooperation” with the Sport African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), the National Olympic and Sports Committee of Mali (CNOSM) and the Peruvian Olympic Committee (POC).
His comments published on Russia’s official state news agency TASS come following the ROC’s participation at the ANOC General Assembly in Seoul. Pictures have emerged on Pozdnyakov’s Telegram channel of him in talks with SASCOC President Barry Hendricks and CNOSM leader Habib Sissoko in the South Korean capital. Pozdnyakov has also been pictured presenting ROC branded gifts to Hendricks, Sissoko and Korean Sport and Olympic Committee President Lee Kee-heung. Continue reading ” RUSSIAN NOC WANTS AGREEMENTS WITH PERU, OTHERS AFRET MEETING”
Raúl Ruidíaz is apparently in line to be called up by Peru for a pair of upcoming international friendlies. If he were to play, it would mark his first appearance for the national team in more than a year. He last made an appearance during World Cup qualifying and hasn’t started for them since Nov. 13, 2020. Peru’s quest to qualify for the 2022 World Cup recently fell short, as they lost to Australia in a playoff. That led to a managerial change with Juan Reynoso taking over for longtime manager Ricardo Gareca in August.
While that offers a bit of an opening for Ruidíaz to get back into the national team, it comes at a somewhat inconvenient time as the next major tournament Peru plays in won’t be until the 2024 Copa America. If Ruidíaz were to remain with Peru for both of their upcoming games — Sept. 24 and 27 — he would miss the Sounders’ must-win game against FC Cincinnati on Sept. 27. The Sounders will potentially also be missing Alex Roldan (El Salvador), Jordan Morris (United States), Xavier Arreaga (Ecuador), Nouhou (Cameroon) and Cristian Roldan (injury). Continue reading ” PERU NATIONAL TEAM NEWS: RAÚL RUIDIAZ CALLED BACK TO THE PERU TEAM”
Per reporting from The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio, Orlando City is acquiring Peruvian international midfielder Wilder Cartagena from Ittihad Kalba in the United Arab Emirates. Cartagena, 27, is an experienced defensive midfielder in the prime of his career. Before his stint in the Middle East, he played for Peruvian giants Alianza Lima as well as stints in Argentina and Mexico. He played a rotational role for Peru in an unsuccessful campaign for a second-straight World Cup appearance.
The midfielder will likely fill a TAM roster spot for Orlando City after the recent departures of Sebas Mendez and Sebastian van der Water, a pair of expensive players. Cartagena will likely fill Mendez’s role on the field as well serving as the primary backup to Cesar Araujo, or potentially alongside him (or Araujo’s successor should he be sold on soon). Continue reading ” TENORIO: ORLANDO CITY SET TO ACQUIRE PERUVIAN STAR WILDER CARTAGENA”
Austin FC have signed winger Washington Corozo on a six-month loan from Peruvian top-flight side Sporting Cristal, in a deal that includes a transfer option. Corozo arrives after spending the 2021/2022 season on loan with Liga MX side Pumas UNAM, where he managed eight goals in 44 appearances throughout the Apertura and Clausura. The winger also featured in both legs of the 2022 Concacaf Champions League final against the Seattle Sounders.
Sporting director Claudio Reyna revealed in a club released that they are delighted to welcome Washington to Austin. He added that they look at every transfer window as an opportunity to improve the squad, and feel that Washington’s dynamic skill set and speed in wide areas will do just that. Corozo kicked off his career with Independiente del Valle in 2015, spending five years with the club before making his move to Sporting Cristal. He has since contributed nine goals to the Peruvian top-flight side in 42 appearances since 2020. Continue reading ” AUSTIN FC SIGNS WASHINGTON COROZO ON LOAN FROM SPORTING CRISTAL”
South American nation Peru have now won their last two international matches after they continued their winning run against Oceania champions New Zealand. The Peruvians made it a two-game winning run thanks to the 1-0 win over New Zealand. Experienced Benevento striker GianlucaLapadulascored the only goal of the game for Peru on 69 minutes to make it a perfect preparation ahead of their World Cup 2022 inter-confederation clash withthe winner of the Asian playoff tie between Australia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
UAE qualified for the Asian playoff after finishing third in Group A of the third round qualifiers in the Asian region behind South Korea and Iran, while Australia finished third behind Japan and Saudi Arabia in Group B of the third round qualifiers in the Asian section. Continue reading “PERU CONTINUE WINNING RUN AGAINST N/ZEALAND”
The Australians have themselves to blame after a bright start to the third round of the Asian qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament fizzled out and they ended up settling for third spot in Group B behind Japan and Group winners Saudi Arabia. To this effect, Australia will need to overcome the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Peru to get to the World Cup in Qatar later this year. They will have to beat the UAE in the Asian region playoffs before seeing off Peru in the inter-confederation playoffs involving the Asian region and the South American region.
South American nation Peru will face defending champions France at this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament on Qatari soil if they manage to scale through their inter-confederation playoff tie with the representatives from the Asian continent.
Peru have a lot of work to do if they are to join the other qualified teams at the World Cup tournament in Qatar later this year and they are yet to know their opponents in the inter-confederation playoffs. The Peruvians will take on either Australia or the United Arab Emirates (USA) depending on who qualifies when the two Asian teams meet in two months time. The winner will also face Peru in the same month of June. Continue reading “QATAR: PERU TO FACE FRANCE IF….”