Less than an hour before the start of the match against Australiathe peruvian national team confirmed the starting XI and the substitutes for the playoffs towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup. With this, the list of players who were left out of the list for this transcendental duel was also confirmed. They are Yoshimar Yotún due to injury, Christian Ramos, Jairo Concha, Gabriel Costa and Raziel García.
The red-and-white will play their playoff match for Qatar 2022 on Monday, June 13. The team will play the playoff match at the Ahmad bin Ali stadium in Doha, Qatar. The venue has a capacity for 50,000 people and was remodeled in 2019. During the World Cup, it will host group B, E and F matches, as well as a round of 16 match.
The national team arrives motivated on Qatari soil after defeating New Zealand 1-0 in their last friendly and, moreover, with all their players available to be used against the ‘kangaroos’, our rivals in the group stage of Russia 2018 and we won 2-0 with goals from André Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero. In addition, Gareca’s team has experience in playoffs, since, precisely, the New Zealanders were contenders on the way to Russia and it was a 2-0 overall victory (0-0 in Wellington and 2-0 in Lima).
“We never felt like favorites and I think that is one of our virtues. From humility you have to build a path to victory. In all the Qualifiers we do not feel like favorites on any date. Even playing with those who are not in the World Cup today”, recently assured Renato Tapia, one of the regulars in Gareca’s ‘eleven’ to face the ‘kangaroos’.
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