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Peru confirms March friendly matches against Croatia and Iceland


LIMA,PERÚ-NOVIEMBRE 16. Previas al partido de eliminación entre Nueva Zelanda y Perú. Foto: ANDINA/Luis Iparraguirre

LIMA,PERÚ-NOVIEMBRE 16. Previas al partido de eliminación entre Nueva Zelanda y Perú. Foto: ANDINA/Luis Iparraguirre

18:59 | Lima, Dec. 18.

The Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF) has announced the red-white squad will play friendly matches against Croatia and Iceland in March next year.

These are the national team's next steps in preparation for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

As is known, both opponents will play at the upcoming most important soccer event. 

The friendlies will take place in the United States. Peru will face Croatia on March 23 in Miami, whereas the game against Iceland is slated for March 27 in New York.

"Today we will sign the contract to secure friendly matches with Croatia and Iceland. We have everything set up to play the first two games in March against European teams that have played in World Cups." FPF President Edwin Oviedo expressed. 

"We are happy with the national team's opponents," he added. 

On the other hand, the FPF confirmed the Incas will face a third team at Lima's National Stadium on June 2, one day before their trip to Russia.

The opponents may be a European side that has not qualified for the World Cup, although it has not been selected yet. The Netherlands and Greece are among the options.

The FPF is also arranging a final friendly in Moscow (Russia) before the World Cup kick-off. Belgium and Poland are the most likely rivals.

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Published: 12/18/2017