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Peru ready to face Colombia for World Cup qualifiers this Sunday
Peru's national soccer team training (Photo: Andina/Vidal Tarqui)
By Manuel Vigo
June 1, 2012
Peru’s national soccer team is preparing to face Colombia this weekend, as part of qualifying matches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Close to a hundred fans gathered in Lima’s National Stadium on Thursday, to cheer the team as they trained, El Comercio reported.
Stores in Gamarra have sold over 30 thousand Peru soccer jerseys ahead of the match, according to Andina.
Peru will play Colombia without three of its key players, since Claudio Pizarro, Juan Manuel Vargas, and Jefferson Farfán are all recovering from injuries.
However, it seems Rinaldo Cruzado would be able to play on Sunday, after recovering from a muscle injury on his right leg, El Comercio said.
The Colombian team is expected to arrive at Lima’s Jorge Chavez airport on Saturday evening.
The match is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm, on Sunday, at Lima’s National Stadium.
Peru will then play against Uruguay, in Montevideo, the following Sunday.
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