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Peru leader expects wins against Argentina and Colombia


El presidente de la República, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, visita a los integrantes de la selección peruana de fútbol sub 17. Foto: ANDINA/ Dante Zegarra

El presidente de la República, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, visita a los integrantes de la selección peruana de fútbol sub 17. Foto: ANDINA/ Dante Zegarra

19:43 | Lima, Oct. 3.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said he expects Peru's national soccer team to win its two last FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Coached by Argentinean Ricardo Gareca, the red-white will play against Argentina and Colombia on October 5 and 10, respectively.

Even though Peru's top official refrained from making final score predictions, he expects the Peruvian squad to earn a ticket for Russia 2018 World Cup.

"Peru-Argentina match is clearly going to be difficult. I hope we can win the last two games. We have to qualify for the World Cup," the statesman commented.

It must be noted tickets for Peru-Colombia match —at Lima-based National Stadium— sold out after two hours they went on sale.

As is known, the Incas currently rank twelfth in the latest FIFA world ranking, surpassing Gales, England, Uruguay, Italy, Croatia, Sweden, and Turkey, among others.

The national team's new position has been attributed to its recent triumphs against Bolivia and Ecuador

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Published: 10/3/2017
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