Peru has defined the list of 23 players it will register today with FIFA for the World Cup in Russia, with striker and captain Paolo Guerrero leading, after authorization from the Federal Court of Switzerland.
The final list that will be submitted includes the following team members, according to information from Clarín:
Archers: Pedro Gallese (Veracruz, Mexico), José Carvallo (UTC), Carlos Cáceda (Municipal).
Defenders: Luis Advíncula (Lobos, Mexico), Miguel Araujo (Alianza Lima), Aldo Corzo (University), Nilson Loyola (Melgar), Christian Ramos (Veracruz, Mexico), Alberto Rodríguez (Junior, Colombia), Anderson Santamaría (Puebla, Mexico), Miguel Trauco (Flamengo, Brazil).
Midfielders: Pedro Aquino (Lobos, Mexico), Wilmer Cartagena (Veracruz, Mexico), Christian Cueva (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Edison Flores (Aalborg BK, Denmark), Paolo Hurtado (Vitória Guimaraes, Portugal), Andy Polo (Portland Timbers), USA), Renato Tapia (Feyernoord, Holland), Yoshimar Yotún (Orlando City, USA).
Forwards: André Carrillo (Watford, England), Raúl Ruidíaz (Morelia, Mexico), Jefferson Farfán (Lokomotiv, Russia) and Paolo Guerrero (Flamengo, Brazil).
In spite that the team and country are happy to have Paolo Guerrero in the World Cup, the midfielder Sergio Peña had to be left out. Yesterday, on his Instagram account he expressed his disappointment, as well as his gratitude to his teammates:
“Today I have to live the hardest moment of my career and feel that I did not do enough to be in the best tournament in the world and represent my country in the best way”.
The Peruvian captain Guerrero returned thanks to an injunction of the Swiss Federal Court that postponed until after the World Cup a sanction by the Arbitral Tribunal of Sport (TAS), which suspended him until January 2019 for a positive in an anti-doping control.
The removal of the sanction was made public on May 31 and forced Ricardo Gareca, the team’s technical director, to include him at the last minute, as he had promised.