RUSSIAN NOC WANTS AGREEMENTS WITH PERU, OTHERS AFRET MEETING

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”

           PERU NATIONAL TEAM NEWS: RAÚL RUIDIAZ CALLED BACK TO THE PERU TEAM

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”

          TENORIO: ORLANDO CITY SET TO ACQUIRE PERUVIAN STAR WILDER CARTAGENA

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 SIGNS WASHINGTON COROZO ON LOAN FROM SPORTING CRISTAL

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”

PERU CONTINUE WINNING RUN AGAINST N/ZEALAND

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”

AUSTRALIA VERSUS PERU FOR WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION

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.

Peru qualified for the playoffs from the South American region after they held off Colombia to finish in fifth position on the league standings behind the four automatic qualifiers namely Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Ecuador. Continue reading “AUSTRALIA VERSUS PERU FOR WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION”

QATAR: PERU TO FACE FRANCE IF….

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.

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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.
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PERU SET SIGHTS ON QATAR SPOT

Peru are in a good position ahead of the final two matches in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign from the South American region. Peru head into the final two matches in fifth spot which would be enough to qualify for the inter-confederation playoffs. An automatic spot is still a possibility for the Peruvians, but they have to finish in fourth spot at least to make this happen.


The first four teams in the South American region for the Qatar 2022 World Cup will qualify for the tournament automatically without having to go through the inter-confederation playoffs. The fifth team will have to navigate the inter-confederation playoffs to get to the Qatar 2022 tournament. Continue reading “PERU SET SIGHTS ON QATAR SPOT”

REVEALED: THE MATCH THAT MADE LIVERPOOL SIGN DIAZ

To the excitement of thousands of Liverpool fans, the Reds managed to secure a January winter transfer window signing after sealing a deal with Portuguese League giants FC Porto to bring winger Lucas Diaz to Anfield. Liverpool fans were clamoring for the club to sign new players in the attacking department especially because their two formidable attackers Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane were away on international duty with their respective national teams at the just-concluded African Cup of Nations tournament.

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Also, both Mane and Salah are already slowly reaching the end of their respective footballing careers and one other reason that fans wanted the club to sign new players is so that they would be getting long-term replacements for their brilliant superstars. Until he was signed by Liverpool, Diaz was already making headlines and attracting interest from a host of clubs across Europe. The likes of Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, AS Roma, and some other unnamed clubs were monitoring his progress in Portugal but hardly did anyone make any concrete offer to Porto.
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PERU WORLD CUP SCHEDULE REVEALED

After 14 games in the South American qualifying section of this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament on Qatari soil, Peru are still in contention. The Peruvians have done well in the qualifiers for the World Cup 2022 tournament till date and they have played their way to one of the five spots required for qualification. The first four spots are for automatic qualification, while the fifth and final spot is for the inter-confederation playoffs.

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Peru have 17 points from 14 games and are away from the fourth and final automatic qualification spot on goal difference. Colombia are presently the recipients of the final automatic qualification spotwith 17 points from 14 games.
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