Peru vs. New Zealand: FIFA Cancels Penalties for Repechage Matches


The Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) gave the announcement a few days before the first match against New Zealand.

Last week we were reporting the controversial words said by New Zealand’s Football Team CEO and the open letter written by a human rights professor as a response, you can check the video out here.

But this announcement is more positive. On Monday, the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) announced that the FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided to cancel all penalties that have not resulted in an expulsion or suspension for the repechage matches between Peru and New Zealand.

According to a statement issued by the agency, the decision seeks to “restore the principle of equality between various teams that have not played the same number of matches in the first phase of a competition”. For Edwin Oviedo, president of the FPF, this decision is an “example of fairness in all competitions”.

It should be remembered that the national team had eight players “in the chapel” prior to the game that will be played next Friday, November 10. Now, however, the team will not have that issue as an inconvenience.

The first match, to be played in Wellington, will start at 10:15 p.m. (Peruvian time), while the second match will be at the National Stadium in Lima on Wednesday 15 at 9.15 p.m. There is no information regarding the stream of the first match yet.

Are you ready for the matches? 


Photo by La Republica

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