Final World Cup ticket up for grabs


It has taken 33 months of intense qualifying in every corner of the globe but finally it comes down a single match. Peru and New Zealand have the honour of rounding out the qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ in Lima on Wednesday.

Both sides are looking at a rare opportunity to earn passage to football’s biggest stage. Peru will feel they have most to gain having endured a 36-year drought from the World Cup. New Zealand, for their part, have featured at just two previous World Cups. However, the Oceania champions have had to wait until the final month of global qualifying to have a shot at qualification via the intercontinental play-off route.

The pair played out a cagey scoreless draw in Wellington on Saturday, with just a couple of goalscoring opportunities at either end. Peru will feel they have the advantage, but an away goal for the All Whites…

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