The Peru vs Colombia match was loaded with pressure and anxiety. James Rodríguez scored a goal for Colombia and Paolo Guerrero tied with a great free-kick goal.
Yesterday was a big day for the Peruvian team, there were so many emotions going on in the stadium as well as in different places around the country. Peruvian fans are known to be very passionate and everyone was excited about the game.
The Colombian team qualified directly for the World Cup after the match against Peru in the National Stadium of Lima. Peru has one last chance to qualify for the World Cup by winning against New Zealand in November.
The two teams showed a lot of respect towards one another in the first half, which made the game very even. Then James Rodríguez took the lead after 56 minutes, but some minutes later, the front-liner Paulo Guerrero managed to tie the game with a free-kick goal.
It will be the first time that Peru plays a World Cup play-off, while for Colombia it will be their sixth world championship; having defeated Chile in 1962, Italy 1990, United States 1994, France 1998 and Brazil 2014.
What teams qualified directly?
Brazil has a safe spot for next year’s World Cup. Uruguay managed to win against Bolivia 2-1. Argentina won 3-1 against Ecuador with a hat-trick by Messi and Colombia qualified with the result of yesterday’s match. Peru will play against New Zealand and will qualify if they won. Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Venezuela, and Bolivia will not go to Russia 2018.