|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Sports (Click here for more)

Peru Unveils Provisional World Cup Roster sans Guerrero, Pizarro

LIMA – Peru’s soccer federation (FPF) unveiled on Wednesday head coach Ricardo Gareca’s provisional call-ups for this summer’s World Cup in Russia, a roster that does not include 39-year-old striker Claudio Pizarro or suspended forward Paolo Guerrero.

The call-up list was posted on the Peruvian national soccer team’s Twitter page, while Gareca is to discuss his choices at a press conference on Wednesday.

The list of players includes Jefferson Farfan, Raul Ruidiaz, Pedro Gallese, Alberto Rodriguez, Miguel Trauco, Renato Tapia, Edison Flores, Yoshimar Yotun and Andre Carrillo.

But several big names did not appear: Guerrero, who on Monday was excluded from the World Cup after the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport extended his doping suspension from six months to 14 months; Pizarro; and 23-year-old attacking midfielder Cristian Benavente, whose possible inclusion on the list was a hotly debated subject among fans and sports reporters in recent weeks.

Guerrero was a key player in the qualifying phase for Peru, which qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1982.

The list, sent Saturday to FIFA by the FPF, consists of 24 players: three goalkeepers, nine defenders, nine midfielders and three forwards.

Gareca has until June 4 to unveil his definitive list of 23 players, according to local media.

The national team will play a friendly against Scotland in Lima on May 28, after which it will travel to Europe for a friendly in Austria on June 3 against Saudi Arabia and one more on June 9 against Sweden in Gothenburg.

Peru has been drawn into Group C in the World Cup along with France, Australia and Denmark.

The official list of 24 players is the following:

Goalkeepers: Gallese (Veracruz-MEX), Carlos Caceda (Veracruz-MEX) and Jose Carvallo (UTC).

Defenders: Aldo Corzo (Universitario), Luis Advincula (Lobos BUAP-Mexico), Miguel Araujo (Alianza Lima), Alberto Rodriguez (Junior-Colombia), Christian Ramos (Veracruz-Mexico), Anderson Santamaria (Puebla-Mexico), Luis Abram (Velez Sarsfield-Argentina) and Miguel Trauco (Flamengo-Brazil).

Midfielders: Renato Tapia (Feyenoord-Netherlands), Pedro Aquino (Lobos BUAP-Mexico), Yoshimar Yotun (Orlando City-USA), Sergio Peña (Granada-Spain), Edison Flores (Aalborg-Denmark), Paolo Hurtado (Vitoria de Guimaraes-Portugal), Wilder Cartagena (Veracruz-Mexico), Nilson Loyola (Melgar), Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo-Brazil) and Andre Carrillo (Watford-England).

Forwards: Jefferson Farfan (Lokomotiv-Russia), Andy Polo (Portland Timbers-USA) and Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia-Mexico).

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved