After a long time waiting, the official FIFA draw took place this past Friday.
There is a lot of hype regarding the upcoming World Cup 2018. Fans are already looking for a way to go to Russia to cheer on their favorite players.
After a long time of uncertainty, speculations are finally over.
There were many different estimations of what World Cup 2018 group stage for Peru would look like, such as the one carried out by the expert in football statistics: Mr.Chip. Fortunately, Peru did not end up in a group that could be called tough. The main goal mentioned by Ricardo Gareca of qualifying for the second stage seems easier now that the draw is over.
Peru is now part of Group “C”, along with France, Denmark, and Australia.
This group is considered “easy” and Peru has excellent chances of qualifying for the second stage. It is worth mentioning that the hardest match in this group will be against France. This team was able to win the World Cup in 1998 when they played as locals.
In case Peru qualifies for the second stage, the team is very likely to face Argentina, a team that Gareca has stated should not be underestimated since it tends to perform at its best when playing under pressure. It is important to remember that Argentina is the current sub-champion while Germany is the current champion.