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.
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. Continue reading “REVEALED: THE MATCH THAT MADE LIVERPOOL SIGN DIAZ”
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.
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. Continue reading “PERU WORLD CUP SCHEDULE REVEALED”
Peru have given their World Cup 2022 hopes a big boost after they won their two qualifiers last month. Defeats to Bolivia and Argentina had threatened those World Cup qualification hopes in October, but they have been resurrected thanks to the victories over Bolivia and Venezuela in November.
The Peruvians started the October qualifiers in the South American section with a 2-0 home win over Chile courtesy the goals from Christian Cueva and Sergio Pena either side of the interval and that took their points tally to 11 points from ten games, but they were still outside the top five places meant for qualification. The top four teams will automatically qualify for Qatar 2022, while the fifth team will have to navigate through the playoffs to qualify for the tournament. Continue reading “PERU BOOST W/CUP HOPES WITH VICTORIES”
Peru have the opportunity to return to winning ways when they take on Bolivia at home in their next World Cup 2022 qualifier later this month. Peru and Bolivia meet at the Estadio Nacional in the Peruvian capital of Lima next week Thursday.
Peru suffered a big dent to their quest to bag one of the spots for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament after they were beaten by hosts Bolivia. The Peruvians lost 1-0 thanks to a late goal from the home team thus leading to a failed opportunity to close the gap on the top five teams on the South American standings as far as qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament is concerned.
Bolivia had recorded a solitary victory in their latest World Cup qualifying campaign before playing hosts to Peru at the weekend. At the end of proceedings, the Bolivians made it two wins thanks to the slender victory over the Peruvians. The Peruvian players were undone by a late goal from Ramiro Vaca. He scored with seven minutes remaining to win the three points for Bolivia. Continue reading “PERU SUFFER HUGE DISAPPOINTING BOLIVIA DEFEAT”
Peru were forced to a draw at home to Uruguay in their latest Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in the South American section to take their unbeaten run to two games.
The Peruvians have not tasted defeat in the latest World Cup qualifiers in two games with the last loss coming on matchday seven. Since Peru lost 3-0 at home to Colombia thanks to goals from Yerry Mina, Matheus Uribe and Luis Diaz, they have picked up four points from two matches via the away win over Ecuador and the home draw with Uruguay. Continue reading “PERU PRESERVE UNBEATEN RUN WITH DRAW”
Peru striker Raul Ruidiaz has been named the MLS Player of the Week for the 14th round of matches after his contribution in the colours of Seattle Sounders to the win over Austin FC at Q2 Stadium.
The Peru international started the MLS clash with Austin FC on the bench due to a number of reasons ranging from fixture congestion to a depleted roster. Seattle Sounders boss Brian Schmetzer went with a youthful line-up but he had to call on the experience of Peru striker Ruidiaz off the bench to win the game. His goal gave Seattle Sounders a 1-0 away victory over Austin FC. Continue reading “PERU STRIKER NAMED MLS BEST PLAYER”
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.
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.
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. Continue reading “PERU RECORD FIRST WIN IN QUALIFIERS”
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.