THE BOSS RICARDO GARECA
Nicknamed ‘Tiger’, the Argentinian’s side pounced as Chile and Paraguay floundered in qualifying.
THE STAR JEFFERSON FARFAN
Lokomotiv Moscow forward who scored Peru’s opener in their 2-0 play-off win over New Zealand.
THE PROSPECT EDISON FLORES
The winger, who plays for Aalborg in Denmark, was Peru’s joint-top scorer in qualifying with five goals.
Already unbeaten in 15 games, Peru have captain Paolo Guerrero, 34, back after a drug ban for cocaine was lifted for the World Cup.
A lack of tournament experience and vulnerability at set-pieces.