Peru hope to crack New Zealand defense for 2018 World Cup berth

Annette Crawford
November 15, 2017

The strong defense of the New Zealand team stopped the Peruvian players from scoring the goals for the victory in the first match in Wellington, which ended 8-8.

In case the Inca team manages to defeat New Zealand in the final match, Peru will get tickets to the 2018 World Cup.

Coach Anthony Hudson and Reid faced a huge posse of local media in the pre-match press conference, with nearly 100 journalists in the room.

"Everyone knows Peru is the favourite".

Smith was part of a solid defence with Winston Reid in the first leg against Peru, but is touch and go to play in Lima tomorrow.

"I expect their team to try and play very fast and try and score early", Hudson said.


Asked to comment on New Zealand's poor record of qualifying for the World Cup, the West Ham defender replied: "Well you haven't been to a World Cup for a while have you?" "Records are there to be broken for you and for us so we'll see".

15 de noviembre de 2017, 00:16Lima, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The national soccer teams of Peru and New Zealand are now ready for a match Wednesday to define which team will qualify for the 2018 World Soccer Cup in Russian Federation, with a lot of local optimism for the victory.

"He'll be fine. Every day that passes he has been getting better", Hudson said.

Guerrero is unavailable after failing a dope test last month.

"There was a witch doctor who put a curse on the New Zealand team, men stamped on a poster of the New Zealand team, waving a live snake above their heads, while steam from a potion wafted through the air. You have to be patient to find the space".

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