Peru’s men’s national soccer team is ranked No. 11 in the world by FIFA as of February 2018.
“La Blanquirroja” (The White and Red) play CONMEBOL (South America) soccer from Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru.
Peru Men’s National Soccer Team
Argentine Ricardo Gareca has coached the Peruvian men’s national soccer team since February 2015. He came most recently from Palmeiras in Brazil. Gareca started his coaching career with Vélez Sarsfield in Argentina. As a player, Gareca earned 20 international caps for Argentina.
The Los Incas captain is Paulo Guerrero who currently plays for Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is Peru’s all-time leading scorer with 32 goals in 86 appearances.
World Cup provisional 35-player team lists are due May 14. The final 23-player team rosters are due June 4.
Peru Soccer Rivalries
We have soccer rivalries with neighbors Chile and Ecuador.
The Peru – Chile rivalry is El Clásico del Pacifico (Pacific Derby). It is one of the world’s top soccer rivalries.
Peru Soccer Championships
1939 and 1975 champions
Peru Soccer Friendly Exhibitions
Peru is warming up for the World Cup with these friendly exhibitions.
Peru 2 – 0 Croatia
Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida
Friday, March 23, 2018
Iceland 1 – 3 Peru
Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Peru vs Scotland
Monday, May 28, 2018
Saudia Arabia 0 – 3 Peru
Sunday, June 3, 2018
Sweden vs Peru
Nya Ullevi in Güteborg, Sweden
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 1:15 pm ET
Peru World Cup 2018
Peru has qualified for the World Cup four times in 1930, 1970, 1978 and 1982.
In 2018, Peru is in Group C with France.
Peru 0 – 1 Denmark
FIFA Rank: #11 vs #12
Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 12 noon ET
France 1 – 0 Peru
FIFA Rank: #7 vs #11
Ekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 11 am ET
Two losses ends Peru’s world cup dreams. Everyone noticed the Peru fans though. Bravo!
Australia vs Peru
FIFA Rank: #36 vs $11
Olimpiyskiy Stadion Fisht in Sochi, Russia
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 10 am ET