PERU

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4 Quar­ter-Fi­nals (1970)

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Ri­cardo Gareca

Paolo Guer­rero. He looked des­tined to miss the fi­nals af­ter re­ceiv­ing a year-long ban for a dop­ing vi­o­la­tion. But the Fla­mengo hit­man, 34, has had his sus­pen­sion halved and de­layed un­til af­ter the tour­na­ment. His timely re­turn will fuel Peru’s be­lief they can cause a few shocks. Group

De­spite mak­ing the last four at the Copa Amer­ica in

2011 and 2015, this is the first time in 36 years Peru have qual­i­fied for the World Cup. They will need Guer­rero and Edi­son Flores, who both scored five times in the qual­i­fiers, to pro­duce sim­i­lar stats to make it out of this group.

HARRY PRATT

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