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New Zealand football coach quits after missing World Cup spot

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Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson announced his resignation Thursday in the wake of the All Whites’ failure to reach next year’s World Cup.

Hudson’s men fell at the last qualification hurdle when Peru beat them 2-0 in Lima last week to seal victory in a two-legged intercontinental play-off for a spot at next year’s tournament in Russia.

Seismic Activity: Peru Fans Trigger Earthquake Alerts In Lima While Celebrating Momentous World Cup Play-Off Goal

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After waiting for over 30 years (36 to be precise) to reach a World Cup, it's perhaps understandable that Peru fans got a little boisterous in the wake of Wednesday night's play-off victory over New Zealand.

The 2-0 win in Lima sawLa Blanquirroja snaffle the final available qualification spot for Russia, with Peruvian fans seizing the long-awaited opportunity to celebrate in the neighbouring streets and the plazas all through the night.

World Cup Play-Offs: Peru Secure 32nd And Final Qualification Spot With 2-0 Win Over New Zealand (Photo & Video)

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That's it. As of last night, we now know which 32 teams will be competing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia after Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 on aggregate to shore up the final qualification berth on offer.

After the first leg in Wellington finished goalless, a goal apiece from Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos was enough to seal a 2-0 aggregate victory in Lima, thus sending the Peruvians to their first World Cup in 36 years.

Kiwis ‘gutted’ as Peru end World Cup dream

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Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand football fans lamented the end of their World Cup dream Thursday after a 2-0 defeat to Peru, but said the unfancied All Whites’ gritty display had done the nation proud.

New Zealand, rated 122 in the world, went into the two-legged qualifier as rank outsiders against 10th-placed Peru.

Kiwis ‘gutted’ as Peru end World Cup dream

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Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand football fans lamented the end of their World Cup dream Thursday after a 2-0 defeat to Peru, but said the unfancied All Whites’ gritty display had done the nation proud.

New Zealand, rated 122 in the world, went into the two-legged qualifier as rank outsiders against 10th-placed Peru.

Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to capture last World Cup berth

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Lima (AFP) – Emotional Peru advanced to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by defeating New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday, goals by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos sealing the last ticket to Russia.

Farfan struck in the 27th minute and Ramos scored in the 65th to give “Los Incas” their fifth overall World Cup finals appearance and the first in 35 years.

Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to capture last World Cup berth

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Lima (AFP) – Emotional Peru advanced to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by defeating New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday, goals by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos sealing the last ticket to Russia.

Farfan struck in the 27th minute and Ramos scored in the 65th to give “Los Incas” their fifth overall World Cup finals appearance and the first in 35 years.

Universo to broadcast Peru-New Zealand World Cup playoff in Spanish on US TV

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Tonight’s second leg of the World Cup Qualifier Play Off between Perú and New Zealand will be shown live in Spanish-language via Universo and Telemundo Deportes en Vivo.

Telemundo Deportes, the Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, secured the exclusive, Spanish-language media rights of the deciding leg of the playoffs between Peru and New Zealand as the Latin American team seeks a historic win to return to the World Cup after 36 years.

Universo to broadcast Peru-New Zealand World Cup playoff in Spanish on US TV

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Tonight’s second leg of the World Cup Qualifier Play Off between Perú and New Zealand will be shown live in Spanish-language via Universo and Telemundo Deportes en Vivo.

Telemundo Deportes, the Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, secured the exclusive, Spanish-language media rights of the deciding leg of the playoffs between Peru and New Zealand as the Latin American team seeks a historic win to return to the World Cup after 36 years.

New Zealand riding high after Peru first-leg draw

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Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand declared themselves “definitely confident” on Sunday of upsetting Peru in their World Cup qualifying showdown, heartened by a 0-0 draw in the first leg.

As the country toasted keeping Peru scoreless in Wellington on Saturday, coach Anthony Hudson confirmed he expected the side to be at full strength for the return clash in Lima on Wednesday.

New Zealand riding high after Peru first-leg draw

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Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand declared themselves “definitely confident” on Sunday of upsetting Peru in their World Cup qualifying showdown, heartened by a 0-0 draw in the first leg.

As the country toasted keeping Peru scoreless in Wellington on Saturday, coach Anthony Hudson confirmed he expected the side to be at full strength for the return clash in Lima on Wednesday.

Toothless Peru held in New Zealand

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Wellington (AFP) – Peru failed to break down a resolute New Zealand defence in a 0-0 draw in Wellington on Saturday to leave their dream of ending a 36-year absence from the World Cup finals hanging by a thread.

“Los Incas” failed to score a coveted away goal despite outplaying New Zealand in the opening match of their two-legged World Cup qualifier, with the winner claiming a spot at next year’s finals in Russia.

Toothless Peru held in New Zealand

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Wellington (AFP) – Peru failed to break down a resolute New Zealand defence in a 0-0 draw in Wellington on Saturday to leave their dream of ending a 36-year absence from the World Cup finals hanging by a thread.

“Los Incas” failed to score a coveted away goal despite outplaying New Zealand in the opening match of their two-legged World Cup qualifier, with the winner claiming a spot at next year’s finals in Russia.

Kiwis eye Peru upset in World Cup qualifiers

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Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand believe they can spring a massive upset and down Peru to reach the 2018 World Cup finals, even if no one else shares their faith, coach Anthony Hudson said Friday.

The New Zealanders host “Los Incas” in Wellington Saturday for the opening leg of a two-match qualification tie with a berth at the finals in Russia next year up for grabs.

Kiwis eye Peru upset in World Cup qualifiers

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Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand believe they can spring a massive upset and down Peru to reach the 2018 World Cup finals, even if no one else shares their faith, coach Anthony Hudson said Friday.

The New Zealanders host “Los Incas” in Wellington Saturday for the opening leg of a two-match qualification tie with a berth at the finals in Russia next year up for grabs.

Where to find New Zealand vs. Peru World Cup playoff 1st leg on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch New Zealand vs. Peru in the World Cup playoff, you’ve come to the right place.

The World Cup playoff between New Zealand and Peru will be televised for soccer fans in the United States. The game can be found on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Espanol.

New Zealand-Peru World Cup qualification match to be shown on beIN SPORTS

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beIN SPORTS has confirmed that it will televise the 1st leg of the World Cup qualification playoff between New Zealand and Peru on Friday, November 10.

The match will be shown live on both beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español with a 10:15pm ET kickoff. If you don’t get beIN SPORTS, you can watch the game via legal streaming services such as fuboTV or Sling World Sports.

New Zealand-Peru World Cup qualification match to be shown on beIN SPORTS

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beIN SPORTS has confirmed that it will televise the 1st leg of the World Cup qualification playoff between New Zealand and Peru on Friday, November 10.

The match will be shown live on both beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español with a 10:15pm ET kickoff. If you don’t get beIN SPORTS, you can watch the game via legal streaming services such as fuboTV or Sling World Sports.

FIFA grants extra day for New Zealand, Peru play-off

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Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand and Peru’s intercontinental World Cup play-off will begin in Wellington on November 11 with an extended four-day break before the return match in Lima, according to dates released on Sunday.

The two-legged play-off has been extended by a day to take into account the huge distance between the two countries.

FIFA grants extra day for New Zealand, Peru play-off

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Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand and Peru’s intercontinental World Cup play-off will begin in Wellington on November 11 with an extended four-day break before the return match in Lima, according to dates released on Sunday.

The two-legged play-off has been extended by a day to take into account the huge distance between the two countries.

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No Italy, no Holland, no Chile, no problem – Why a 48-team World Cup is still bad for football

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Qualification for World Cup 2018 in Russia is over. FIFA's football showpiece is supposed to be a showcase for the best of the best, but with Italy, the Netherlands, Chile and the United States...

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Peru World Cup striker returns ‘abnormal’ dope test result

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Lima (AFP) – Peru’s hopes of making the World Cup finals suffered a potential setback on Friday when it was reported Brazil-based striker Paolo Guerrero had returned an “abnormal result” from a post-match drugs test.

Media reports in Peru and Brazil, where 33-year-old Guerrero plays club football for Flamengo, claimed that the test took place after a World Cup 0-0 qualifying draw against Argentina on October 5.

Peru World Cup striker returns ‘abnormal’ dope test result

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Lima (AFP) – Peru’s hopes of making the World Cup finals suffered a potential setback on Friday when it was reported Brazil-based striker Paolo Guerrero had returned an “abnormal result” from a post-match drugs test.

Media reports in Peru and Brazil, where 33-year-old Guerrero plays club football for Flamengo, claimed that the test took place after a World Cup 0-0 qualifying draw against Argentina on October 5.

Colombia: Radamel Falcao Might Be In Trouble With FIFA For Allegedly ‘Discussing Beneficial Scorelines’ With Peru Players In Last Few Minutes Of World Cup Qualifier (Video)

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Colombia captain Radamel Falcao has admitted that he discussed scoreline permutations with opposing Peru players during the latter stages of Monday night's World Cup qualifier between the two sides.

With the score stood at 1-1 and roughly five minutes left to play, Falcao was seen nattering away with several Peruvian players individually.

Argentina: Drab 0-0 Draw Against Peru Leaves Lionel Messi And Co. In Serious Danger Of Missing 2018 World Cup

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Argentina are getting perilously close to missing out on the 2018 World Cup after a drab 0-0 draw with Peru on Thursday evening left their qualification hopes dangling by a gossamer thread.

Lionel Messi and the chaps carved out a succession of decent chances but failed to make anything stick in front of a cacophonous Bombanera crowd, as Peru 'keeper Pedro Gallese kept all and sundry at bay.

Where to find Argentina vs. Peru World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Argentina vs. Peru in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

Argentina desperately needs a win against Peru to help their efforts in trying to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. If Argentina can defeat Peru, a draw against Ecuador in the next game should be enough to qualify automatically if Chile can’t beat Ecuador or Brazil.

Where to find Argentina vs. Peru World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Argentina vs. Peru in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

Argentina desperately needs a win against Peru to help their efforts in trying to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. If Argentina can defeat Peru, a draw against Ecuador in the next game should be enough to qualify automatically if Chile can’t beat Ecuador or Brazil.

Where to find Chile vs. Peru on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Chile vs. Peru, you've come to the right place.

After a string of poor performances, Chile could miss out on qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But after defeats to Ecuador and Paraguay, as well as a draw with Bolivia, Chile has the opportunity to make things right with a home match against Peru.

Where to find Chile vs. Peru on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Chile vs. Peru, you've come to the right place.

After a string of poor performances, Chile could miss out on qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But after defeats to Ecuador and Paraguay, as well as a draw with Bolivia, Chile has the opportunity to make things right with a home match against Peru.

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New Zealand brace for Peru onslaught

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Lima (AFP) – New Zealand manager Anthony Hudson said his team are preparing for an early onslaught as they face Peru here on Wednesday with a World Cup place on the line.

The New Zealanders take on Peru in their Oceania-South America playoff with the odds against them after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at Wellington on Saturday.

New Zealand brace for Peru onslaught

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Lima (AFP) – New Zealand manager Anthony Hudson said his team are preparing for an early onslaught as they face Peru here on Wednesday with a World Cup place on the line.

The New Zealanders take on Peru in their Oceania-South America playoff with the odds against them after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at Wellington on Saturday.

No Colombia pact, insists Peru’s Tapia

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Lima (AFP) – Peru’s Renato Tapia admitted discussing World Cup qualification with Colombia captain Radamel Falcao during their match on Tuesday night but denied making a pact.

Falcao, who plays his club football for French Ligue 1 side Monaco, was seen in discussion with Peruvian players with his hand covering his mouth towards the end of the 1-1 draw in Lima.

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CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Argentina attempts to stop skid, and more

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A place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia is off in the distance and fuzzy right now for Argentina, but can be brought back into focus with a slump-busting win at home vs. one of the teams that sits above in the standings.

Matchday 12 of CONMEBOL's World Cup Qualifying campaign takes place on Tuesday, and arguably the biggest match in this round will be held in Argentina whenLa Albicelestewelcome Colombia.

Where to find Peru vs. Brazil on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Peru vs. Brazil, you've come to the right place.

Last week, Brazil put in a superb performance against Argentina and they will want to follow that up with one or three points against Peru to maintain their lead atop the CONMEBOL qualifying. Peru, on the other hand, sit in eighth place, but a shock win for Peru could push them into contention for qualification.

Where to find Peru vs. Brazil on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Peru vs. Brazil, you've come to the right place.

Last week, Brazil put in a superb performance against Argentina and they will want to follow that up with one or three points against Peru to maintain their lead atop the CONMEBOL qualifying. Peru, on the other hand, sit in eighth place, but a shock win for Peru could push them into contention for qualification.

CONMEBOL WCQ Rewind: Brazil rout adds to Argentina's woes, and more

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Losing to Brazil is toughunder any circumstances when you are Argentina, butdoing so by a lopsided margin when you are fighting for your World Cup life is about as bad as it gets.

Brazil pummeled a lackluster Argentina to the tune of 3-0 on Thursday in the latest chapter of their South American rivalry, leavingLa Albicelestefurther woundedin its World Cup Qualifying campaign.

CONMEBOL WCQ Preview: Messi and Neymar resume rivalry, and more

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One of the the world's biggest rivalries is set to write its latest chapter, and this one comes with an interesting twist that comes as a result of a controversial decision from FIFA.

South American giants Argentina and Brazil are ready to lock horns once again in a CONMEBOLWorld Cup Qualifier on Thursday, and leading the way respectively will be Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar.

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Where to find Peru vs. Colombia World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Peru vs. Colombia in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

A win for Peru or Colombia will guarantee qualification for the World Cup, so expect a lot of fireworks in this match. Any other result and it depends on what happens in the other World Cup qualifying games played at the same time.

Cory Burke and Andre Blake called up to Jamaican National Team

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Stop me if you've heard this one before. Andre Blake and Cory Burke have been named to Jamaica's roster ahead of their tie against Peru on June 13th. Both the dynamic winger and rock solid keeper have been fixtures in the Reggae Boyz' side since the lead up to the Gold Cup in 2016.

Peruvian Police Seize Enormous Shipment Of Cocaine With Lionel Messi’s Face All Over It (Photos)

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Drug police in Peru have seized a enormous shipmentof cocaine bearing the image of Lionel Messi and worth an estimated $85million (approx. £68million).

A massive 1,417 kilos of the drug were intercepted by the Peruvian National Police's Anti-drugs Office (Dirandro) in Lima on Wednesday after it was discovered wrapped in containers of squid fillets bound for Belgium.