Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

All Whites face Peru for World Cup place

All Whites face Peru for World Cup place

The outcome means Colombia qualifies directly for the 2018 tournament in Russian Federation, while fifth-place Peru must vie for a World Cup berth with New Zealand in two matches-one at home and one away. Their captain and all-time leading goalscorer Paolo Guerrero.

Peru will now go up against New Zealand in a two-legged encounter with the victor guaranteed a place at next summer's tournament.

"I've never seen Peru in a World Cup, but I'm certain we're going to make it this time with strength and tenacity".

Hudson told reporters he was glad to get Peru, rather than a star-studded outfit such as Colombia, Chile or Lionel Messi's Argentina.

Falcao said: "We knew what was happening in the other matches, we were playing with [knowledge of] other results and in that moment [I tried] to transmit that".

Former Newcastle winger Nolberto Solano said: "We needed to win, them too".

Ricardo Gareca, Peru's Coach, put it this way: "One of the goals we came here with was, first of all, to have the possibility to directly qualify, and if not, to reach the playoffs, and we got it".

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"But I think that out of all the teams we were looking at, certainly from my point of view, Peru was the team I would've liked to have played".

Saturday, November 11 could be the likely compromise for the New Zealand play-off after a couple of discussions between both sides.

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

"There is moderation because the World Cup is going to be much more hard and we must build on what was done in Brazil".

South American qualifiers have been one of the most exciting as Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia have qualified for football's most prestigious tournament.

"Out of all of them, that was a team that'd give us confidence". But then, in an indirect free kick at goal, Peru equalized.

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