COPA AMERICA: PERU EARN FIRST WIN

Peru have earned their first win at the ongoing Copa America tournament on Brazilian soil after they surprisingly defeated Colombia in their Group B clash in Goiania. The Colombians were favourites ahead of the game but the Peru players had other ideas as they denied their opponents the chance to move above leaders Brazil on the standings. A win over Peru would have taken Colombia above Brazil at the top of Group B.

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The Peruvians took a first half lead through Sergio Pena with his goal arriving on 17 minutes. The strike from Pena was the difference between the two sides at the break.
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PERU RECORD FIRST WIN IN QUALIFIERS

Peru have recorded their first win in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers amongst the South American teams after the 2-1 victory over hosts Ecuador in Quito. The Peruvians had started theirQatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers without a win in the first five games until the Ecuador match on Tuesday night.

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After a goalless affair at the EstadioRodrigo Paz Delgado in the Ecuadorian capital of Quito, Peru took the lead through Christian Cuevas in the 63rd minute before Luis Advincula wrapped up the win for the visitors with one minute left to play. Ecuador pulled one back three minutes into added time courtesy Gonzalo Plata but it was just mere consolation for the hosts who have now lost their last two games in the South American qualifiers for the World Cup next year.
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RUIDIAZ MAKES PERU COPA AMERICA ROSTER

Raul Ruidiaz has been named on the 50-man roster released by Peru ahead of the 2021 Copa America tournament this summer. The list of players for the tournament was confirmed by the country’s football association.

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The list of 50 players will be trimmed to just 23 players for the tournament scheduled to take place in Colombia and Argentina later this year. The 2021 Copa America tournament is expected to run from June 13 to July 10, 2021.
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JEFFERSON FARFAN RETURNS TO LIGA 1

Jefferson Farfan is undoubtedly one of the best players to represent Peru over the last decade. He will return to Liga 1 with Alianza Lima for the 2021 season, which kicked off a few weeks ago.

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Farfan and Alianza Lima will play in the top flight in Peru (Liga 1) for the 2021 season after they were reinstated to the Liga 1 despite their relegation at the end of last season.
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PERU: WORLD CUP RECORD REVEALED

Peru are not one of the mostsuccessful teams in the South American section of the World Cup qualifiers and that is highlighted in the number of appearances made in the history of the tournament. Peru have been to the FIFA World Cup tournament on five occasions including the first edition in Uruguay. Peru were at the first FIFA World Cup tournament in Uruguay as oneof the 13 teams. Peru were in Group C alongside Romania and host nation Uruguay. They finished last at the end of proceedings in the group thereby exiting the tournament at the first round stage. Peru would go on to feature in two of the three FIFA World Cup tournaments in the 70s. They were at the 1970 edition in Mexico, and the 1978 edition in Argentina.


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                       FC Edmonton Announce The Signing Of Peruvian Winger Raúl

Canadian Premier League side Edmonton have completed the signing of highly-rated Peruvian winger Raúl Tito, the club have confirmed. Edmonton had been tracking the player in the last few months and have had up to two bids for him rejected in the past by his former club Santos Nasca. The deal to transfer the 23-year-old winger was initially agreed last year but due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, coupled with the series of world-wide lockdowns, he was unable to travel to Canada to complete the final details of the transfer.

Tito was with Peruvian second division club Santos Nasca for most of last year and scored one goal in eight appearances for the side. However, his single goal in eight appearances does not speak enough of his abilities given that is a tricky and skillful winger who has the ability and prowess to have a go at defenders and can cut in from the wing. He is a potential threat and can be used as a weapon to hurt opposition clubs, even the ones who choose to sit deep. Continue reading ”                       FC Edmonton Announce The Signing Of Peruvian Winger Raúl”

CLUB FOOTBALL IN PERU STARTS WHEN?

Club football in Peru is set to resume with the 2021 season in the coming weeks according to the schedule released by the organising body of club football in Peru. The organising body of club football in Peru are Asociacion Deportivade FutboolProfesional (English: Professional Football Sport Association) (ADFP). Club football in Peru for the 2021 season starts with the Peru First Division also known as Liga 1. Sporting Cristal are the team to beat for this season (2021) after they won their 20thtitle at the end of the 2020 season.

The 2021 season would be the season number 105 in the history of club football in Peru and it is scheduled to start on Friday, February 26, 2021 as per the schedule from the organising body ADFP. 18 teams would be competing for honours for the 2021 season in Peru First Division including defending champions Sporting Cristal.
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TAPIA SAYS HE IS SURE PERU WILL MAKE IT TO QATAR 2022

 

In 2017, Peru fielded a young crop of players who were exciting to watch as they ended up writing their names in history books. One of those exciting players is talented midfielder, Renato Tapia.


Tapia was part of a young exciting side that defied the odds as they took their nation Peru to the 2018 World Cup, something the country last achieved as long as 36 years ago. Tapia is beaming with confidence and he recently boldly said that Ricardo Gareca’s guns will be present at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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Peruvian players test positive ahead of World Cup qualifier with Brazil

 

 

Peru’s match against Brazil in the World Cup qualifiers has been thrown into a lot of doubt as a result of key players like Alex Valera and Raul Ruidiaz testing positive for corona virus. The World Cup qualification campaign for Peru recently began with a 2-2 draw with Paraguay. This was a significant setback for the national team, who are languishing in the bottom few places of the World Cup qualification group from South America. Undoubtedly, the likes of Brazil and Argentina will be the favourites to qualify for the finals. The first four teams in the group will qualify directly while the fifth placed team will have to go through the play-offs.

Peru are ideally targeting a place in the fourth and fifth places of the group. The absence ofRuidiaz andValera for a key match against Brazil is a major blow. The Peruvian football Federation (PFF) has claimed that both players have shown serious symptoms and this is a sign indeed. It remains to be seen if other players in the squad will get the virus. If it turns out to be the case, this will be bad news for the national team ahead of the World Cup qualifiers in November. Peru will be taking on Chile and Argentina in the middle of November.

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Ricardo Gareca Reveals Offer from Costa Rica in 2015

 

Ricardo Gareca has revealed that Costa Rica football Association tried to get him as the manager before he decided to go with Peru. After having been in charge of several clubs like Universitario and Palmeiras in a very long manager career that started in 1996,Gareca took over as the manager of Peru in 2015. The 61-year-old, though, has strong ties with Argentina after having been a top player for the likes of Boca Juniors and River Plate. He has also featured for clubs like VelezSarsfield. His vast experience as a player and manager makes him a sought-after name.


The strategist claimed that Costa Rica looking to bring him as a surprise candidate to lead the national team just after the 2014 World Cup. Costa Rica were able to surprise many candidates at this competition after reaching the quarter-finals, but they were quite unlikely to exit the competition after losing on penalties to the Netherlands. After this remarkable performance, Costa Rica needed something to improve even further. Hence, the national team is looking to bring in an experienced coach since Jorge Luis Pinto was announcing his exit. However, the move never happened andGareca went on to achieve success with Peru by taking the national team to the first ever World Cup in 2018.
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