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.

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.


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.

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.


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.


                       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 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.



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.

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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Ricardo Gareca pleased with postponement of World Cup qualifiers


Peru national team coach Ricardo Gareca has said that it is a major relief that the World Cup qualifiers have been postponed and it would significantly help the South American team. The delay to the start of the qualifiers would have been a disaster for the national team in other conditions, as they were in a very good condition coming into the qualifiers. Peru were able to do well at the World Cup 2018 by qualifying for the competition, while the team also finished as the runner-up in the recent Copa America.

Due to the postponement of the South American tournament until October at the latest is a relief since it would give enough time for the Peruvian players to start in the qualification in a strong manner. This would potentially place them at an advantage compared to the likes of Brazil and Paraguay. These teams are expected to be in a physically better shape, but Peru will need a lot of tactical advantage. A number of leagues have started their football while others have been unable to do so due to the coronavirus pandemic. For those who are playing in the MLS and Mexican leagues, the physical condition will be better. However, those playing in the domestic leagues will suffer due to the lack of regular football.
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Vidal insists he is happy Barcelona despite the regular speculation

Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has insisted that he is very happy at the club despite the regular speculation over his future. The Chile international has been with the Blaugrana since the summer of 2018 and he has bagged nine goals and 10 assists from 84 appearances across all competitions. He has another 13 months remaining on his contract but reports have recently claimed that he could be offered as a makeweight to sign Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan.

Amidst this, Vidal has clarified that he is comfortable at the Camp Nou and he wants to continue with the club, he told: “I am very happy and comfortable in Barcelona, of course, I want to continue. Now I am more prepared than ever. There is a good group and I have great friends in the dressing room. I feel very well physically, better than ever. In all my career I never had so much time to prepare myself. We made a plan to the maximum to extend my career as much as possible. I feel prepared for what is coming, both the Champions League and La Liga.”
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