This 2018 will be a valuable year and a noteworthy year in the football history of Peru. The country has not had a very thriving time so far but this FIFA World Cup 2018 to be held at Russia will be something of a game changer. The team is in Group C along with Australia, Denmark, and last but not the least, France.
How is Peru faring in the world of football?
In fact, Peru is looking up after its Intercontinental play-off against New Zealand where it had successfully sent the team packing with a 2-0 victory. Peru is currently on 11th rank in the FIFA World listing, and though it has never won the title, we are yet to watch some meaningful sport from this team soon.
The first Group match will be on 16th June against Denmark at 9.30 pm. The next Group stage match will be against France on 21st June from 8.30 pm. The last of the Group stage match will be against Socceroos team from Australia on 26 June at 7.30 pm.
In preparation for the FIFA World Cup, Peru will be participating in several friendly matches with Iceland, Scotland, Saudi Arabia and others. However, the eyes of the Peru team fans would be on the striker Paolo Guerrero who is returning to professional football post a ban of 1 year.
Besides him, we will get to see other star footballers in action too. Let us now check out the team line up that is most likely to feature in the FIFA World Cup, Russia 2018.
The Peru Team- A Possible Lineup:
Goalkeepers: The top names in the squad to the FIFA World Cup games will include Pedro Gallese, Carlos Caceda, and José Carvallo. With the kind of experience they have in the international games and league games surely you can trust them on that now also.
Defenders: Luis Advíncula, Aldo Corzo, Miguel Araujo, Christian Ramos, Luis Abram, Anderson Santamaría, Nilson Loyola, Miguel Trauco, and Alberto Rodríguez form the star-studded defenders of the Peru team.
Midfielders: The impressive lineup of Midfielders includes Wilmer Cartagena, Edison Flores, Pedro Aquino, Paolo Hurtado, Renato Tapia, Christian Cueva, Andy Polo, Yoshimar Yotún and Sergio Pena.
Forwards: Back from his ban is Paolo Guerrero who aims to bring Peru its crowning glory moment. Besides him, there are Raul Ruidiaz, André Carrillo, and Jefferson Farfan.
Just by the looks of it, the Peru team is all set to take up any challenge in the FIFA World Cup 2018 and bring home the honor.