History has been made as Peru clinched their place in the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff to seal and complete the last spot to Russia.
Thanks to the goals from Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos that helped Peru secured the first World Cup appearance since 1982.
Farfan scored in the 27th minute against New Zealand and Ramos finished it in the 65th to give Peru their fifth overall World Cup finals berth and first in 35 years.
Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had his joy on Twitter after the match and posted a thank you message to the players he called a ‘warriors’.
“We waited more than 35 years to be in a World Cup again. Thank you warriors for giving us this joy.” Kuczynski stated.
Meanwhile, Peru midfielder Christian Cueva had been emotional with the win.
“It’s a big emotion, beyond making history. It’s a child’s dream. We have not broken this bad streak for so long. Now I’m going to celebrate.”
New Zealand, who is ranked 122nd in the world, was seeking to reach their third World Cup finals after their appearances in 1982 and 2010.
On the other end, Peru, who is 10th in the world rankings, will proceed into the second group of seeds when the draw is made on December 1.
PHOTO CREDIT: FoxSports
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