Peru’s soccer team ties 0-0 with Mexico

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Peru’s national soccer team tied 0-0 against Mexico, during a friendly played on Wednesday night.

The match, played in the U.S., at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, gave the Peruvian side a chance to try out some of its younger players.

According to El Comercio, the Mexican showed greater control of the ball, but failed to translate it into opportunities for goal.

Mexico almost opened the score when the referee awarded them a penalty, but Peruvian goalie José Carvallo was able to make the save.

Ahead of the match Peru’s coach Sergio Markarián, had said he wanted to use the opportunity to try out younger players, and concentrate on the team’s long-term future, in preparation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Meanwhile, the team is also preparing to face Ecuador, on June 7, during the next round of qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup, which will be held in Brazil.

The match, played in the U.S., at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, gave the Peruvian side a chance to try out some of its younger players.

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