Claudio Pizarro Says They Love Football in Peru


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.

Claudio Pizarro is Peruvian football’s institution. He was the former Peru captain and the 5th highest goal scorer in the history of Peru. No doubt, he is one of the greatest football exponents.

Even though he has won 85 caps and scored 20 goals for his country, the star player retired from international football in 2016 without even one World Cup appearance to his name. Even then he had played a key role in the progression of Peru that culminated in their return to their worldly showpiece in 2018.

He said that it has been special for all Peruvians since he had been working and aspiring to secure to achieve the objective to qualify for World Cup for several years and they achieved it. The dedicated Peru fans who went to World Cup are dedicated and they have been the best fans out there.

Peru’s failure to qualify for the previous 8 editions of the World Cup brought a lot of pain to the players and fans of players over so many years. However, all of it changed as the nation booked its place in 2018 Russia.

The experience didn’t go as well as he had expected. After 1-0 defeats by both France and Denmark in their opening two matches, Peru had been eliminated before the final group games round, and bowing out of the tournament on a high with a victory of 2-0 over Australia.