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World Cup Peru Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

2018-06-02 13:Jun:54
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02.06.2018

Peru is back at the World Cup for the first time since 1982 and looks like they are in fine fettle. They can take all three points against Australia and Denmark and it will be their main objective for this tournament. Here’s everything you need to know about the team:

France are absolute favourites to take top spot in the Group C, and Peru will fight for the second place in group with Denmark. Peru qualified for the tournament after finishing fifth in CONMEBOL qualifying and eliminating New Zealand in the intercontinental playoffs. They like to play strong and aggressive football in defending and for sure they will have problems with yellows. Peru reached the playoffs after leaving highly-rated Chile in the dust and this is not a team to underestimate.

FIFA Ranking: 11

Peru Coach

RICARDO GARECA – He was appointed Peru coach in 2015

Peru Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Pedro Gallese and Carlos Caceda (both Veracruz, Mexico), Jose Carvallo (Universidad Tecnica de Cajamarca)

DEFENDERS:
Luis Abram (Velez Sarsfield, Argentina), Luis Advíncula (BUAP, Mexico), Miguel Araujo (Alianza Lima), Aldo Corzo (Universitario de Deportes), Nilson Loyola (Melgar), Christian Ramos (Veracruz, Mexico), Alberto Rodríguez (Junior, Colombia), Anderson Santamaría (Puebla, Mexico), Miguel Trauco (Flamengo, Brazil)

MIDFIELDERS:
Pedro Aquino (BUAP, Mexico), Wilder Cartagena (Veracruz, Mexico), Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Edison Flores (AaB, Denmark), Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria de Guimaraes, Portugal), Sergio Pena (Granada, Spain), Andy Polo (Portland Timbers, USA), Renato Tapia (Feyenoord, Netherlands), Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City, USA)

FORWARDS:
Andre Carrillo (Watford, England), Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia, Mexico), Jefferson Farfan (Lokomotiv Moscow)

Peru Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Peru
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS) 6-4-0
GOALS SCORED 16
SHOTS ON TARGET 45
SHOTS OFF TARGET 44
GOALS CONCEDED 3
TOTAL GOALS 19
OVER 1.5 GOALS 7
OVER 2.5 GOALS 3
OVER 3.5 GOALS 1
UNDER 1.5 GOALS 3
UNDER 2.5 GOALS 7
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE 3
CLEAN SHEETS 7
CORNERS 32
FOULS 141
YELLOWS 20
REDS 2
OFFSIDES 15

Peru World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 4
Semifinals: 0
Best finish: Quarter-finals on World Cup 1970 and World Cup 1978
Last World Cup: 1982

Peru World Cup 2018 Matches

June 16 – Peru vs. Denmark
June 21 – Peru vs. France
June 26 – Peru vs. Australia

Peru Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

The Peruvians have a pretty good chances to go through in the Group C, but they need to beat Australia and pick up at least one point against Denmark. Match with Denmark will be a key battle for them on World Cup 2018. But right question is can Peru go through without their best player?

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