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Peru created history by securing last world cup berth with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand

Peru vs New Zealand
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The South American nation put up an outstanding performance against the kiwis to test World cup for the first time since 1982.

Goals from Jefferson Forfan and centre back Christian Ramos helped their nation soar high in Lima just about proving every segment required to move in to the world cup finals. On the other hand, New Zealand had little to do whole ninety minutes of the game with Peru dominating much of the ball hence torturing them.

After a goalless draw in the first game of the double legged tie, Peru figured the advantage to play on their home soil against the All whites. Even everything seems to land to their hands, many of the football viewers did not put the South American nation in contention for Russia next summer. It was mainly because of nation’s captain Paolo Guerriero’s suspension from the tie. Without the starman in the squad everyone thought Peru will look snobbish against the Oceania counterpart.

But Peru proved the game is played on the pitch and results are derived by team unity. With complete control of both the halves in the game, it took little time for them to inject venom to the kiwis defense. In the 27th minute, Caicedo’s charging run tear apart the opposition back line and that resulted in Jefferson Farfan’s characteristics finish from the edge of the box for the well deserved opener. He demonstrated the goal to his club captain by holding the No 9 shirt in the air tears apart. Note that, the former Psv and current Locomotive Moscow forward spend over 18 years with the national team.

Peru kept coming close and Farfan almost got his second of the night after keeper Malinkovic fumbled a long ranger. There was no vicious attack on the other side of the pitch as they moved to the dressing room with the lead at half time.

Peru quickly followed their second after the restart to secure the ultimate prize of world cup qualification. Caicedo was involved again as from his set piece Christian Ramos, the defender strike past the keeper to make a statement that they are coming not only to fill up the numbers.

For New Zealand, it was a sad story for them to throw out from such a major event after their fellow Australian seal their deal with a win over Honduras. Even the introduction of Burnley striker Chris Wood on the cusp of half time could not resist his nation’s fall back from yet another major finals.

Peru declare their qualification along with South American nation of Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and Argentina.