Colombia tie Peru and advance to the 2018 World Cup

Annette Crawford
October 12, 2017

The British will go to Russian Federation and Peru will play the dam intercontinental against New Zealand.

Colombia were one of the surprises of the 2014 World Cup, where they reached the quarter-finals before being beaten by hosts Brazil.

"We needed to win, them too".

Fired up from their late goal, Peru players continued an energetic final flourish to the game, only for Falcao to engage in a odd brief exchange with several members of his opposition.

At the half, the game remained 0-0 and stayed that way until the 56th minute, where Bayern Munich's James Rodriguez struck a precise shot past goalkeeper Pedro Calesse at the near post.


The fact of the victory of argentina and the defeat of chile, the draw ensured the qualification to the British and dams in Peru.

Colombia qualified after holding Peru to a draw, while Chile crashed out, but Sanchez says he is not getting carried away. This, however, never materialized, and both teams were happy to take it easy in the closing stages of the match.

The Colombian team has not won a qualifying match since March, and will enter the tournament with some concerns. We always trust in ourselves, the goal that was Russian Federation.

Uruguay opened the day in second and maintained that position with a 4-2 home win over Bolivia.

No further goals came, and that scenario played out with Peru now going on to play New Zealand over two games for a place in the finals. With Chile falling to Brazil 3-0, Peru made a decision to play safe, taking no chances and running out the clock in extra time.

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