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Peru 2-3 Costa Rica: We need to talk about the defence

Featured Image: FPF Peru’s final match of 2018 ended with a 3-2 loss to Costa Rica. Despite major improvements in the final third, the defence continues to be a lingering issue. That’s now 10 goals conceded since the World Cup, which has contributed to four defeats in six matches. However, as we’ll get into later, […]

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Peru 0-2 Ecuador: Lacklustre attack leads to sloppy performance

Featured Image: Associated Press Well, that was ugly. Peru’s 2-0 loss to Ecuador on Thursday at Estadio Nacional was one the worst performances in the Ricardo Gareca era. From start to finish, la Blanquirroja were passive, especially in the final third. It played right into Ecuador’s hands, who deserves their plaudits for earning a well-deserved […]

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Mailbag: Benavente’s future, what to expect from Gonzáles and more

Featured Image: GOLPERU Peru’s memorable 2018 will come to a close next week when they host Ecuador and Costa Rica in Lima and Arequipa, respectively. These will be the final two matches of the year as Copa América preparation begins in earnest this March. With the Sudamericano Sub-20 and Sub-17 tournaments approaching, there could be […]

Peruvians Abroad

Peruvians Abroad Roundup: Benavente arrives in Peru on a high

Featured Image: 10z Soccer Club football is on hiatus for two weeks as the November international break begins. That means Peruvian players are all converging to Lima for training ahead of the Ecuador friendly. A few players enter that game in tremendous form, including Cristian Benavente, Pedro Aquino and Miguel Araujo, all of whom are […]

Historic Players

José Soriano: River Plate’s gentlemanly Peruvian goalkeeper

Photo: El Grafico “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Nobody embodies that beatitude better than José Eusebio Soriano, legendary River Plate goalkeeper and captain of La Máquina. While we now hear of animal or monster-inspired nicknames, Soriano was known as El Caballero del Deporte or “The Gentleman of the Sport.” As […]