Peru vs. New Zealand: Confirmed Duel will be Played at the National Stadium

(Photo by El Comercio)

A lot was said about the location where the match would take place since Green Day’s concert was scheduled at the same place.

The controversy is over. It was announced that the Green Day concert in Lima has changed its venue, so the National Stadium will host the historic duel between Peru and New Zealand without problems.

RPP informed that the San Marcos Stadium will host the American band in Lima, which will allow the Peruvian team to use their original venue.

The UNMSM rector, Orestes Cachay, confirmed in a conversation with said media that now his venue will host the concert scheduled for next November 15. “Green Day concert will be in San Marcos … It’s an opportunity we have to raise some funds,” he said.

The controversy initiated after Peru managed to secure a last chance to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and so the IPD has requested that the FPF assumes the expenses of unsold tickets so as to be able to change the locale.

It is important to note that the leaders of Peru and New Zealand are looking for FIFA to change the dates of the repechaje, which have been initially agreed upon for November 6 and 14.  We will keep you informed of any changes.

Most Peruvians believe that Peru will qualify. Do you?

What would you rather see? Green Day’s concert or the match against New Zealand?



A native of Zulia, Venezuela. Aris joins linvinginperu after moving to Lima to work as a content creator. Bachelor’s degree in accountancy and 2 years of experience as a professional article writer and community manager. Watching movies and series, reading books and riding the bicycle is some of his preferred activities. Passionate about the idea of traveling the world to learn more about other cultures. Contact: aris.sandrea@gmail.com