After the October triple date of the Qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022, the Peruvian National Team finished in the penultimate place in the standings with 11 points and now he needs to add the six points against Bolivia and Venezuela to regain ground in search of qualification
It is a complicated outlook for Peru, although their situation is not desperate yet, since the majority of those selected have lost many points and today he is only five units from the repechage zone. Anyway, winning against two of the most accessible rivals that you have left to play is indispensible.
On Thursday, Gareca’s team will host Bolivia in Lima, a rival that has not won on the road since 1993 and has defeated it in La Paz. On Tuesday it will hit the bottom of the table, Venezuela, in Caracas. There is no margin of error and Peru will have to add six points.
The start of 2022 will be fundamental for the Gareca team. The first match of the January double date will be against Colombia in Barranquilla. Subsequently, Peru will face Ecuador in Lima. Here, it will be key to add the three local points against a direct rival. Undoubtedly, the confrontation with the cast of Reinaldo Rueda will be hard and in the budget he could be losing.
The last double date of the Qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022 will have opponents fighting for the classification. The Bicolor will close against Uruguay in Montevideo and Paraguay in Lima. For Ricardo Gareca the ideal is to get four points to try a classification.
With those 13 points out of 18 possible, the Bicolor would reach 24, a sum that would allow him to argue for at least fifth place. If you add to that some historic triumph like the one achieved in Quito on the road to Russia, it could be even closer to the desired goal.