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Peru holds last home training ahead of Copa America debut

16:09 | Lima, Jun. 12.

Peru's national soccer team held its last training session in Lima ahead of its debut match against Venezuela at the 2019 Copa America in Brazil.

The session took place at the National Sports Village (Videna) under the direction of the head coach, Ricardo Gareca, and technical staff members.

This way, everything was ready to leave for Brazil. They arrived in Porto Alegre this afternoon.


 
As is known, Gareca's men defeated their Costa Rican counterparts 1-0, on June 5, in their penultimate friendly match as preparation for the aforementioned continental tournament.

However, the Incas lost against Colombia (3-0) in their last friendly last Sunday. Both matches took place in the Peruvian capital.

Peru has been drawn in Group A with Brazil, Venezuela, and Bolivia.

Copa America squad

Goalkeepers: 

Pedro Gallese (Alianza Lima-Peru)
Patricio Alvarez (Sporting Cristal-Peru)
Carlos Caceda (Melgar-Peru)

Defenders: 

Luis Abram (Velez Sarsfield-Argentina)
Luis Advincula (Rayo Vallecano-Spain)
Miguel Araujo (Talleres-Argentina)
Alexander Callens (New York City-U.S.)
Aldo Corzo (Universitario-Peru)
Anderson Santamaría (Atlas-Mexico)
Miguel Trauco (Flamengo-Brazil)
Carlos Zambrano (Basilea-Switzerland).

Midfielders: 

Christian Cueva (Santos-Brazil)
Edison Flores (Monarcas Morelia-Mexico)
Christofer Gonzáles (Sporting Cristal-Peru)
Josepmir Ballon (Universidad de Concepcion-Chile) 
Jesús Pretell (Sporting Cristal-Peru)
Renato Tapia (Willem II-Netherlands)
Yoshimar Yotún (Cruz Azul-Mexico).

Forwards: 

André Carrillo (Al-Hilal-Saudi Arabia)
Jefferson Farfán (Lokomotiv-Russia)
Paolo Guerrero (Inter-Brazil)
Andy Polo (Portland Timbers-U.S.)
Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders-U.S.)

(END) RMB/MVB

Published: 6/12/2019
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