Peru’s World Cup chances look okay, considering FIFA have them ranked at position 10 in their official ranking chart. Though, when you realise for how they’ve been away from the international stage it’s no surprise to see them coming in at odds of around 200 – 1.Could Peru step back on to the World Cup stage and make history in Russia, might be worth a bet. They’ve a talented squad and have been here four times before, reaching the quart-finals on two occasions.So, what happened? Internal problems within Peru itself resulting in a detrimental impact across the country. This affected all areas of Peru, leading to a lack of focus on the national team as more domestic matters took to the fore.
Peru’s Chances of Reaching Knock-out Stages
Like many teams taking part in this year’s World Cup in Russia, Peru also find themselves in a group where the runners-up could be any of the 3 other teams making up the group.Are they worth a bet? To battle through in to the last 16, we think they’ve a good chance. They’ve a mixed bag of players who all have capabilities that could contribute to making a difference in any match.That said, the likes of Australia and no doubt Denmark will each see Peru as points. Though, underestimate this team at your peril. With history, talent on the park and a drive to ensure their fellow countrymen have something to celebrate, is something we believe will take Peru passed Australian and Denmark’s challenge.If you’re putting a bet together, consisting of identifying teams qualifying into the last 16, then we’re all for Peru.
Odds on Peru Lifting the World Cup
They may have arrived late on the scene but the World Cup usually turns logic on to its head. With only a fifth-place finish in their South American qualification table, you’d be forgiven for thinking Peru are just making up the numbers.Peru has a history of footballing prowess, though never victorious they never failed to rise to a challenge. They eventually came through qualifiers and managed to churn out some tough wins against fierce rivals.Peru will need a lot of motivation if they are to go all the way at this year’s tournament in Russia. We believe they’re worth a bet to go far, but to win? We think not. But don’t underestimate this once proud footballing nation.
Peru’s World Cup Path
Peru sealed their ticket to the World Cup in Russia with a play-off win over New Zealand, winning 2-nil on aggregate.Not the greatest start to the qualifying campaign, with many in Peru calling for the managers head quite quickly. Hardly surprising as Peru only managed one win in their first six fixtures. Though, with reaching the semi-finals of the Copa America Cup, he was given enough time to make amends and go to set-up a strong campaign and successful mission to reach the coveted World Cup.
Managed by Ricardo Gareca, offered the role in 2015, he was immediately tasked with taking the national team to the next World Cup in Russia. Success was achieved, he’ll go down in history as the boss who took them back to the World Cup after a 36-year absence.There’s plenty of talented players within the Peruvian squad so be sure to expect some unknowns making a name for themselves at this year’s tournament. A stalwart of the Peruvian team is Jefferson Farfan, not one of the younger players but an experienced and selfless forward who was pivotal in Peru’s charge toward World Cup qualification.Even for the most experienced in the Peruvian team, this will be there first World Cup experience. Even for the likes of 36-year-old Yoshimar Yotun, who was born the last time Peru took part, this will be his first sniff in taking part on the world’s most renowned footballing stage. Another force within this side is Paolo Guerrero who makes the team tick, like other team mates he spends his time playing in one of Europe’s toughest leagues with Hamburg, having previously played at Bayern Munich.
Other Squad’s Competing in this Year’s World Cup
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Peru V Denmark, Saturday 16th June – Saransk at 5 pm
France V Peru, Thursday 21st June – Ekaterinburg, 4 pm
Australia V Peru, Tuesday 26th June – Sochi, 3 pm