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The hug between Gareca and Cueva in a publication made by the World Cup account | PHOTO

Lima, November 16, 2021Updated on 11/16/2021 08:34 pm

FIFA, through the Qatar 2022 World Cup account, has highlighted the important victory of the Peruvian team over Venezuela (1-2) on matchday 14 of the Qualifiers. To graph what the Blanquirroja lived, he shared a publication with one of the images of the day and that has Ricardo Gareca and Christian Cueva as protagonists.

The Bicolor obtained the conquest that made the difference in the contest thanks to a free kick executed by the midfielder. Sure, there was a detour on the way, but it was enough to beat goalkeeper Wuilker Faríñez. Immediately, the number 8 of the national team ran to the substitutes’ bench to dedicate it to the Argentine strategist

The brotherly embrace between Cueva and Gareca is the image used by FIFA in the post. For this reason, he added the following legend to explain the context of the celebration. “How important was it for the Peruvian team to win in Venezuela for the Qualifiers? Ricardo Gareca’s celebration is the answer “, adding an emoticon that indicates the aforementioned postcard.

The ‘Tigre’ Gareca and Cueva’s goal

The Peruvian team coach referred to the important influence of Christian Cueva in the last matches of the national representative. ‘Aladino’ showed all his ability on offense, being decisive on more than one occasion and making himself present in the result through key annotations.

“Christian Cueva has been practicing free throws in training. The stopped ball is important because, in the Qualifiers, there are very difficult games and this is a way to find the imbalance. In this case, it gives us the chance to win and it is more to the player’s credit than mine “, expressed the DT.

Player recognition

The ‘Tigre’ Gareca is aware that there is still a long way to go in the Qualifiers (double dates in January and March). In this sense, the coach prefers that the Bicolor players enjoy the following weeks without competition, as there was an important closure with a view to the next World Cup.

“All I want is to congratulate the players. They are a group of guys who work hard, with a lot of conviction. I want to congratulate you on the end of the year you had. There will be time to think about Colombia. I want to dedicate it to the people, to our families, to those who came to the field and the fans who are very identified with the team “, he sentenced.


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