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10/10/17

UPDATED Peru prepares for the big match tonight



Peru vs Colombia in Lima. Peru wins and they quality for Russia at the expense of Colombia. Colombia wins and they qualify at the expense of Peru. A draw and anything can happen, depending on the results of the other matches.

A nation awaits. With beer.

UPDATE: In a wild and nerve-wracking night of Association Football in South America, the dice were cast, Peru went one down and equalized to draw 1-1 but it was enough for both teams. The four automatic qualifiers are Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina (Messi hat-trick) and Colombia (that point was enough), Peru scraped into the 5th place playoff spot on goal difference, while Chile finished 6th and are out of the Finals. So are Paraguay.  

Peru now plays New Zealand in a play-off for the last spot in Russia, first leg in Wellington on November 6th, second leg in Lima November 14th.

PS: Check out Messi's 3rd goal on this Youtube, minute 2:53 onward. The more you watch it the more you see that it's sheer footballing genius.