Peru’s long trek to Cup

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

PERU faces for­mi­da­ble ob­sta­cles of travel, time zones and cli­mate as it at­tempts, through home­and-away play­off matches, against New Zealand to qual­ify for the soc­cer World Cup for the first time in 35 years. New Zealand (ranked 122nd) host 10th-ranked Peru today, who will be with­out their cap­tain and lead­ing scorer Paolo Guer­rero; miss­ing while pro­vi­sion­ally sus­pended for fail­ing a dop­ing test fol­low­ing the World Cup qual­i­fier against Ar­gentina.

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