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.
Now, the postponement of the qualifiers means that Peru will not be in action until October and this will give the national team enough chance to get the players ready. Peru have had a disastrous run of matches in recent times with the team unable to win the last three friendlies. They have lost the away games against Uruguay and Colombia, while the home match against Uruguay finished as a 1-1 draw. The last win for Peru was against Brazil back in September 2019.