World Cup party time for Peru now long wait is finally over

World Cup party time for Peru now long wait is finally over

It will be Peru's first trip to the World Cup since Spain in 1982.

Farfan celebrated the goal by holding up the jersey of Peru striker Paolo Guerrero, who was suspended for both legs of the playoff after failing a doping test following an October 5 qualifying match against Argentina.

Incredibly, Peruvian celebrations actually caused a seismological event, with a seismology detector in Chile sending out alerts of a possible natural disaster at the exact moment of this goal from Jefferson Farfan, which put Chile ahead 1-0 in the 28th minute.

After a 0-0 draw in New Zealand on Saturday, a more vibrant Peru showed up at the Estadio Nacional and denied New Zealand a third appearance at the World Cup.

The win earns Peru the final spot in the 32-team field after Australia claimed the second-to-last place on Wednesday night in Sydney with a 3-1 win against Honduras. I can't imagine scenes like this in the United States even if the USA won the World Cup, let alone just qualifying.

"I dedicate this to Paolo, I promised him we would deliver", Farfan said.

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The decision sparked a run of form that lifted the Andean nation up to fifth place in the South American qualifying table, which helped them secure a play-off spot against the Kiwis.

In his press conference Peru coach Ricardo Gareca preferred to thank the team's psychologist for the result.

"We have managed something very important for the country".

Midfielder Christian Cueva, who assisted Farfan in the first goal and took the corner kick that led to the second one, said Peru deserves the holiday promised by President Pedro Paulo Kuczynski.

"This is a dream come true and now it is time to celebrate", Christian Cueva, the gifted left winger who had a hand in creating both goals, told reporters as the players completed a boisterous lap of honour.

"Thanks to our warriors for giving us this joy", he wrote.

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