jueves, 16 de noviembre de 2017

Peru qualifies for the World Cup after 36 years of absence

Peru achieved what seemed impossible for 36 long years and won the 32nd place to access the long-awaited Russia World Cup 2018.

After a long and complicated South American qualification, Peru took all the claw of which showed in recent meetings and managed to prevail by a score of 2-0 against a disoriented New Zealand by the repechage that gave him the 5th place in the playoffs.

The team led by Ricardo 'El Tigre' Gareca has been shown as the most compact picture of recent years with great players like Paolo Guerrero (suspended for giving a boost in an anti-doping control), Jefferson Farfán, Christian Cueva or Christian Ramos.

In fact, the two goals that have brought Peru to the 2018 World Cup in Russia last night were those of Jefferson Farfán in the 27th minute and Christian Ramos in the 64th minute of the match.

Peru World Cup Russia 2018

The atmosphere that we lived in the National Stadium of the city of Lima was historic, with a large number of fans crying literally after the second goal of their selection. It is not surprising.

The great majority of the attendees - less than 36 years old - had never seen the Peruvian team playing a World Cup, and only knew past images of the old glories of the last great Peruvian team captained by the soccer player Teófilo Cubillas.

The Inca table was not a World Cup from Spain 82, that is why many Peruvians who are around 40 years old have as a memory of their childhood associated with home football, the figure of Naranjito.

Peru World Cup Russia 2018

With the arrival to the World Cup in Russia of Peru, a black stage in the country's soccer ends, which ended with the denunciations of several leaders involved in corruption irregularities in FIFA.

Today still hangover in the country (no doubt favored by the measure of the Executive chaired by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, to declare a non-working day if he won the selection).

Tomorrow people from all regions of the country will go to work and continue with their work routine. With a difference. This time they will do it with a big smile on their faces.

Esteban García, Peru Travels Blog
November 2017

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