Peru National Football Team - the return of a footballing giant
Peru, once a footballing nation to be feared, are back amongst football's elite and La Blanquirroja have qualified for the Football World Cup for the first time in 36 years. Get Peru National Football Team tickets here at StubHub and watch the resurgence of Peru for yourself. Peru's footballing history has been a tale of inconsistency. The national team's most successful periods were in the 1930s and the 1970s. In the 1970s and early 1980s the team qualified for three Football World Cups and won the 1975 Copa America. Now, with Paolo Guerrero banging in the goals and Argentine manager Ricardo Gareca at the helm, Peru are rising up the world rankings and competing with the very best. Get your Peru football tickets today and see the re-emergence of one of international football's truly great teams.
Peru National Football Team Football World Cup history
Peru became the 32nd, and last, team to qualify for Russia by defeating New Zealand 2-0 on aggregate in the play-offs. The Peru National Football Team's best Football World Cup performance came in 1970 when the team went on a sensational run to the quarter-finals, beating Bulgaria and Morocco before being knocked out by eventual champions Brazil. Before qualifying for the Football World Cup in 2018, Peru's last appearance was in 1982 where they were knocked out of the tournament without winning a single game in their group and losing to Poland. Now, many Peruvian football fans feel that their side are back where they belong - competing at the highest level. Gareca will be hoping to inspire his players to overachieve, just as he did at the Copa América in 2015 when Peru finished third. This is certainly a team to keep your eyes on, buy Peru Football World Cup tickets and see the Blanquirroja take on the world's best in Russia.
Peru National Football Team squad
This is a young Peruvian side of few stars, most of whom play their football in Peru’s Primera Division. Watford’s Andre Carrillo is their only English-based player. Jefferson Farfan and Paolo Guerrero provide much-needed experience to complement this exciting, younger generation of players. There have been many famous names that have worn the Peruvian national team jersey, including many from the 1970's golden generation. Some of Peru's former stars include Teofilo Cubillas, Hugo Sotil, Hector Chumpitaz, Cesar Cueto, Juan Carlos Oblitas, Franco Navarro, Nolberto Solano, Claudio Pizarro and Roberto Palacios. Will this new crop of Peruvian footballers follow in these famous players' footsteps? Buy Peru National Football Team, cheer Los Incas from the stands and find out for yourself!