Published: Fri, November 17, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Peru Makes World Cup for First Time Since 1982

Peru Makes World Cup for First Time Since 1982

National Chamber of Tourism (Canatur) President Fredy Gamarra estimates around 3,000 Peruvians will travel to Moscow to support their national soccer team at Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.

The teams played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Wellington on Saturday and although both sides had chances in a tense match in Lima, Peru were more clinical in front of goal. In tears, the Lokomotiv Moscow forward showed the shirt of his boyhood friend Guerrero to the crowd.

New Zealand failed in a bid to reach its third World Cup.

Defender Christian Ramos made it 2-0 in the 64th minute after a mistake from New Zealand's defense.

Just three months ago, Peru found themselves sixth in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, and hoping desperately for points.

All 32 teams have been drawn into four pots of eight teams each, ahead of the Final Draw at the State Kremlin Palace on Friday, 1stDecember 2017.

A still tearful Farfan said after the match that his team had "to endure a lot of nonsense until we got here".

In his press conference Peru coach Ricardo Gareca preferred to thank the team's psychologist for the result.

"It makes me happy also because Argentina will be in the World Cup", he said.

Peru's government decreed a national holiday after the historical qualification, with Thursday guaranteed to be full of celebrations throughout the country. Let's celebrate with responsibility'.

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