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Peru and Paraguay draw the curtain on their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign when they go head to head at the Estadio Nacional de Lima on Tuesday.
While Los Guaranies are currently eighth in the standings, the hosts are in fifth place, one point above Colombia just outside the playoff spot.
Peru’s Carlos Zambrano and teammates look dejected after Uruguay’s Giorgian de Arrascaeta scored their first goal on March 24, 2022© Reuters
Peru suffered another huge blow in their bid for a place in Qatar later in the year when they fell to a slender 1-0 defeat at the hands of Uruguay last Friday.
In an end-to-end affair at the Estadio Centenario, Flamengo forward Giorgian De Arrascaeta came up trumps for the hosts as he scored the only goal of the game three minutes before half time.
Prior to that, Ricardo Gareca’s men were on an impressive seven game unbeaten run across all competitions, with three wins and one draw coming in the World Cup qualifiers.
With 21 points from 17 games, La Blanquirroja are currently fifth in the standings, one point above Colombia just outside the playoffs qualification spot.
While Peru need maximum points on Tuesday to keep their World Cup qualification hopes alive and kicking, they will fancy their chances against an opposing side who they are unbeaten in each of the last eight meetings between the teams, claiming seven wins and one draw since a 2-1 friendly defeat back in 2014.
Paraguay players after the match on February 2, 2022© Reuters
Paraguay, on the other hand, returned to winning in style as they saw off Ecuador 3-1 when the sides locked horns at the Estadio Antonio Aranda last time out.
Robert Morales’s ninth-minute strike and an own goal from Piero Hincapie saw Paraguay grab a two-goal lead heading into half time, and after Newcastle United forward Miguel Almiron netted in the 54th minute, Jordy Caicedo grabbed a consolation Ecuador from the penalty spot with five minutes left to play.
Prior to that, Los Guaranies were on a dire seven-game winless run, losing five and claiming two draws, while failing to score and shipping 12 goals in that time.
Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s side have picked up three wins, drawn three and lost seven of their 17 qualifying games to collect 16 points and sit in eighth place on the log.
Paraguay’s struggles in the qualifiers have come at the attacking end of the pitch, where they boast the poorest record of all 10 teams in the table with 12 while conceding 24 so far.
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All eyes are on Peru vs. Paraguay as a battle for the 5th-place inter-confederation playoffs spot headlines the final matchday of the 2022 CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday, March 29 (3/29/2022).
Peru vs. Paraguay will be broadcast live at 7:20 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 29 (3/29/2022) exclusively on fubo Sports Network 5 in the United States, which is a channel only available on the fuboTV live TV streaming service.
The top four CONMEBOL teams get a 2022 World Cup berth, while the 5th place team enters an inter-confederation playoff for a chance to go to the Cup. Those teams are already decided: Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay. While Ecuador and Uruguay could jostle for 3rd and 4th on Tuesday, they both have 25 points, meaning no team can oust them from qualification.
Peru sits in 5th place with 21 points, and in almost certain need of a win (worth three points) over Paraguay in order to stay there, and advance to the playoff. A draw (worth one point) would give them some breathing room, but it would require 6th-place Colombia (20) and 7th-place Chile (19) to both also draw or lose their matches on the same day.
What is the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier TV schedule for the week?
All times ET on Tuesday, March 29.
Peru vs. Paraguay, 7:30 p.m. on fubo Sports Network 5, fubo Latino 5.
Ecuador vs. Argentina, 7:30 p.m. on fubo Sports Network.
Venezuela vs. Colombia, 7:30 p.m. on fubo Sports Network 4, fubo Latino 4.
Chile vs. Uruguay, 7:30 p.m. on fubo Sports Network 3, fubo Latino 3.
Bolivia vs. Brazil, 7:30 p.m. on fubo Sports Network 2, fubo Latino 2.
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay have already secured the region’s four direct spots at the World Cup in Qatar later this year, but there’s still a lot at stake in the final round of South American qualifying on Tuesday.
The biggest prize is the intercontinental playoff spot against the fifth place team from Asia, with Peru (21 points), Colombia (20) and Chile (19) chasing fifth place in South America. That playoff in June is likely to be against Australia, United Arab Emirates or Iraq.
Peru can secure its place with a home victory against Paraguay. Colombia needs to beat Venezuela and hope Peru doesn’t win. Chile will have to beat Uruguay in Santiago and rely on other results going its way.
Leader Brazil is targeting an historic mark at Bolivia on the same day. Coach Tite’s team can reach 45 competition points with a victory at altitude in La Paz, a tally that would break Argentina’s record of 43 in qualifying for the 2002 World Cup. Brazil strikers Neymar and Vinicius Jr. are suspended.
Third-place Ecuador hosts second-place Argentina.
FIFA wants Brazil and Argentina to play by June their suspended encounter of Sept. 6, which was stopped in its first minutes due to COVID-19 protocols.
PERU vs. PARAGUAY
Peru is the clear favorite for the coveted fifth place, and Ricardo Gareca’s team showed a lot of character in its 1-0 loss at Uruguay last week.
“We expected to be in the World Cup with a direct spot, but that can’t be and we have to overcome that,” Gareca said after the defeat in Montevideo. He called on players to “focus on what is coming, which is a decisive match.”
The Peruvians will miss striker André Carrillo. He is out with a left knee injury and set to be replaced by Edison Flores. Gareca is also expected to start defender Jhilmar Lora.
Eighth-place Paraguay won’t have striker Robert Morales, who injured his knee in the team’s 3-1 win against Ecuador.
VENEZUELA vs COLOMBIA
If Peru fails to beat Paraguay at home, fifth place will be very much in Colombian hands with last-place Venezuela not expected to pose a major challenge.
Colombia scored its first goals in almost 700 minutes in qualifiers with a 3-0 win against Bolivia. Luis Diaz, who got one of the goals, is expected to lead the charge in the final round.
Veteran winger Juan Guillermo Cuadrado is suspended from the match in Puerto Ordaz. Colombia coach Reinaldo Rueda is considering Mateus Uribe, Wilmar Barrios and Jefferson Lerma as replacements.
Having last met in the Copa America, where the former edged the latter on penalties, there’s plenty on the line as the two sides meet once more
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Peru is set to take on Paraguay on Tuesday in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying.
As of game time, Peru holds the final qualification spot in CONMEBOL, as it sits in fifth place, which would send it to the inter-confederation playoff if things hold. Paraguay has been eliminated from advancing.
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This is the second meeting of these teams during this World Cup qualifying cycle, with the first coming back in October of 2020, when the two sides drew 2-2. It was scoreless at half-time before a player from each side scored twice in the second half; Andre Carrillo for Peru and Angel Romero for Paraguay.
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Ahead of the World Cup qualifier, GOAL has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.
Games Peru vs Paraguay
Date March 29, 2022
Times 7:30pm ET, 4:30pm PT
Stream fubo TV (7-day free trial)
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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U.S. TV channel Online stream
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Team news & rosters
Position Peru roster
Goalkeepers Gallese, Caceda, Campos
Defenders Abram, Corzo, Lopez, Zambrano, Trauco, Ramos, Advincula, Callens, Araujo, Lora
Midfielders Calcaterra, Pena, Cueva, Tapia, Cartagena, Gonzales, Carrillo, Yotun, Flores, Ballon, Costa, Garcia, Concha
Lapadula, Valera, Ormeno
Peru’s path forward is simple: win and the team is heading to the playoff round in June where it will face the AFC representative.
La Blanquirroja is looking to return to the World Cup for the second time in a row. Before appearing in Russia in 2018, Peru hadn’t played on football’s biggest stage since 1982.
Christian Cueva, the 30-year-old midfielder for Al-Fateh, has been the top goalscorer during this window for Peru, with five of them so far.
Projected Peru starting XI: Callens, Zambrano, Tapia, Trauco, Advíncula, Yotún, Peña, Cueva, Carrillo, Lapadula; Gallese
Position Paraguay roster
Goalkeepers Silva, Fernandez, Gonzalez, S. Rojas
Defenders Alonso, Balbuena, R. Rojas, Espinola, Alderete, Torres, Zarate
Midfielders O. Romero, Ortiz, Sanchez, Cubas, Florentin, Colman, Medina, Galarza, Gomez
Forwards A. Romero, Enciso, Ferreira
Los Guaraníes sits in eight place in the standings with 16 points. While the team won’t be advancing, it could still play spoiler. Last week, Paraguay defeated Ecuador 3-1, the first win for Paraguay since September, which ended a run of five losses and two draws.
This will be the third World Cup in a row that Paraguay will miss.
Angel Romero of Cruz Azul has four goals so far in this competition, though two of them came way back on the first matchday.
Projected Paraguay starting XI: Gomez, Balbuena, Cubas, Riveros, Rojas, Ortíz, Almiron, Sanchez, Enciso, Morales; Silva
Last five results
Peru results Paraguay results
Uruguay 1-0 Peru (Mar 24) Paraguay 3-1 Ecuador (Mar 24)
Peru 1-1 Ecuador (Feb 1) Brazil 4-0 Paraguay (Feb 1)
Colombia 0-1 Peru (Jan 28) Paraguay 0-1 Uruguay (Jan 27)
Peru 3-0 Jamaica (Jan 20) Colombia 0-0 Paraguay (Nov 16 2021)
Peru 1-1 Panama (Jan 16) Paraguay 0-1 Chile (Nov 11 2021)
7/2/2021 Peru 3 (4)-(3) 3 Paraguay
10/8/2020 Paraguay 2-2 Peru
3/22/2019 Peru 1-0 Paraguay
6/8/2017 Peru 1-0 Paraguay
11/10/2016 Paraguay 1-4 Peru