Peru President cheers for national soccer team at APEC

Jefe de Estado envía saludo de aliento al seleccionado nacional previo al encuentro futbolístico que sostendrá con Australia por las eliminatoria Rusia 2018. Foto: ANDINA/Prensa Presidencia

15:56 | Da Nang (Viet Nam), Nov. 10.

Hours before the first Peru-New Zealand World Cup-qualifying playoff, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski along with his official delegation sent a message of support to the national soccer team from Viet Nam.

As is known, Peru's top official attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, currently underway in the Asian country.

"Long live Peru! We will win today. We all are warriors. Go Peru!" official staff members said in a video.

Such message has been shared by the Peruvian Head of State via Twitter and Facebook. 

The presidential delegation is also composed of Ministers Eduardo Ferreyros (Foreign Trade and Tourism) and Ricardo Luna (Foreign Affairs), as well as the President's wife Nancy Lange.


The first leg of Peru-New Zealand FIFA World Cup intercontinental playoff tie will take place at Wellington's Westpac Stadium on November 11 at 4:15 PM (local time).

The return leg will be held at Lima's National Stadium (Peru) on November 15 at 9:15 PM (local time).

Following both clashes, it will be known —finally— if Peruvians return to a World Cup after 35 years. 


Published: 11/10/2017