All Whites to play Peru for World Cup berth

All Whites to play Peru for World Cup berth

New Zealand Football CEO Andy Martin says both sides want to ensure they get as much recovery and preparation time as possible.

Tottenham Hotspur defender cautious about Colombia's World Cup chances.

After years of disappointment and near misses, this is as close as Peru has come in decades. The indirect free kick caught the fingertips of Colombian goal keeper David Ospina on its way in and despite protests from the Colombian team, the goal stood.

In particular, Colombia's World Cup qualifier against Peru has sparked plenty of controversy. They must beat New Zealand in a play-off in November to go through.

Argentina, Colombia, and Uruguay sealed places at the World Cup in Russian Federation, while Peru clinched a berth in a playoff with New Zealand in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.

Following Guerrero's goal, Peru fought for a second goal, which would grant them automatic qualification at the expense of Colombia.

Hudson said three-years of planning have led to this final push towards Russian Federation and despite the high level of opponent, the 36-year-old is brimming with confidence that his team can and will get the job done.

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"I'm so excited", exclaimed another. Colombia reached their sixth World Cup, and advanced to their second consecutive finals for the first time in almost 30 years.

The two governing bodies hope to go to Federation Internationale de Football Association today, to outline their plans for a home-and-away series.

Most Peruvians have never seen their country compete in a World Cup.

"We are going to repeat history", said one such fan. "We could have done with another goal, but we're going to the playoff, and we will win".

The British will go to Russian Federation and Peru will play the dam intercontinental against New Zealand.

Peru coach Argentine Ricardo Gareca admitted in a press conference following the match that the national team found themselves in this position due to mistakes early in the qualifying stages.

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