Local authorities sent a letter to FIFA on Monday. Those selected must meet this Tuesday night in Lima as part of the fourth date of the South American Qualifiers
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The last match of Peru and Argentina was 0 to 0 in La Bombonera for the 2018 Russia Qualifiers (EFE)
Peru is going through the most delicate political hours in recent years after a day of protests against the president, Manuel Merino, who resigned on Sunday from his position, after at least two people have died and hundreds of injured and dozens have been counted. of disappeared in the demonstrations product of the police repression. In this context, the dispute between the Inca team and his Argentine counterpart for the South American Qualifiers was questioned .
After some versions found, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) reported on Monday that local authorities secured guarantees to hold the match on Tuesday night. In the statement that was released at this time, it is explained that it was the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) gave the go-ahead: “In a letter sent to FIFA, the FPF informs that the General Command of the Police of that country ratified all the guarantees for the realization of the match between the teams of Peru and Argentina , scheduled for Tuesday in Lima.
“The FPF requested this ratification in response to the political events that have been taking place in Peru in recent days. The request was made before the Peruvian Institute of Sports and the Ministry of the Interior, under whose direction the National Police works, ”the letter states.
Paolo Guerrero's message, before Merino's resignation (Instagram: @ guerrero9)
In this way, the meeting corresponding to the fourth date of the qualifying contest for the Qatar World Cup 2022 will be held without an audience, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, at the National Stadium in Lima . The local team, which has just lost 2-0 to Chile , will seek a victory to bring joy to their people and thus obtain their first three points in the tournament.
For its part, Argentina suffered a setback on Thursday against Paraguay at La Bombonera, drawing 1 to 1, and needs to win to stay as an escort for the leader, Brazil , or even reach the top of the table if Tite's do not surpass Uruguay in Montevideo.
“In our condition of premises it is important to add three to allow us not to stray too far. That is the reality ”, said Ricardo Gareca after the game with Chile . “The process is long, we did not imagine being in this situation,” said the coach who qualified Peru for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after 36 years of absence from the top tournament.
The last time Peru and Argentina saw each other was in a 0-0 draw in Buenos Aires in October 2017 for the last Qualifiers. In history, the albiceleste accumulates 32 wins and the Inca team only five. Both teams tied 14 times.
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