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Peru has a tough road in their 2016 Copa America Centenario group

Peru was pitted against Brazil, Haiti and Ecuador in group B for the 2016 edition of the Copa America Centenario. Making it past this group will not be an easy task as they have tough opponents to face in this approaching tournament.

Ricardo Gareca is the coach of the Peruvian national football team and he has his work cut out. Peru has recently been sustaining a number of defeats as they lost against Uruguay and had to settle with a 2-2 draw when facing off with Venezuela in their latest World Cup South American qualifications.

The first opponent that Peru will play against is Haiti as both sides lock horns on June 4 and the Haitian side made a fairly impressive string of performances during their 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup run where they were placed in group A along with United States, Panama and Honduras.

Haiti was able to secure the 2nd spot and they managed to reach the quarter-finals but were eventually eliminated after losing against Jamaica, but nonetheless Haiti still made a fairly impressive campaign in that tournament as they are showing to be capable of playing at a high level.

Ecuador is another opponent that have recently been displaying impressive performances. The Ecuadorian national football side is enjoying a positive run in their 2018 World Cup South American qualifications after being able to overcome: Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Venezuela and losing against Colombia.

There isn’t much to say in relation to Brazil, the Brazilians are always considered to be one of the favorites of winning just about any tournament out there in the world of football. The Brazilian nation is expected to top their group while the 2nd spot will probably be contested between the rest of the participating teams.