Qatar 2022 quota awaits: Peru and Australia test their strengths for World Cup repechage

Peru and Australia face each other this Monday in Rayán, Qatar, to define the penultimate classified for the 2022 World Cup in repechage.

Peru Yes Australia The faces will be seen this Monday in Doha in the qualifying match for the penultimate quota for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, a crucial duel in which the Bicolor dreams of repeating the exploits of Russia 2018, when he returned to a test of the World Cup after a 36-year drought.

The two teams will meet from 2:00 p.m. in our country.

The game is a repeat of Game 3 of the Russia 2018 group stage, when Peru beat Australia and secured all three points of the match.

At the Ahmed bin Ali stadium in Rayán, the Peruvians will have to overcome the high temperatures of the Qatari capital, where they arrive having finished fifth in the table of the South American Qualifiers and with the desire to play their second consecutive World Cup.
In 2018, they were also to go to the playoffs. On this occasion, he traveled to a home and away game against New Zealand.

Despite the absence of veterans Jefferson Farfán and Paolo Guerrero, the Inca team’s top scorer, the Blanquirroja will enter the pitch in good spirits, having beaten New Zealand 1-0 in a friendly match they played in Barcelona and picked up two fixed starters. like Luis Advíncula and Renato Tapia, who have recovered from their physical discomfort.

What will not be missing from the two-tone box will be goalkeeper Pedro Gallese and, in front of the rival goal, strikers André Carrillo, Christian Cueva and Gianluca Lapadula, emblem of the team led by the Argentinian. Ricardo Gareca.

On the ‘Tiger’, responsible for revolutionizing a team marked by decades of sporting frustrations, Peruvian fans – defined in 2018 as the best in the world – turn all their hopes, including the government, which declared a national holiday for the day transcendental commitment.

If he gets the ticket for the classification, Gareca will become the first coach to take Peru to two World Cups in a row, as the Blanquirroja did in 1978 and 1982, but with different technical commands.

For the Australian team, an eventual victory in Doha, which will define which team will go into Group D, where France, Denmark and Tunisia are already located, would give them a bye to their sixth World Cup.

In the Qatari capital, where the Socceroos arrive after winning the Asian quota and leaving the United Arab Emirates en route, those led by Graham Arnold they will have as an ally the suffocating climate, which at this time of the year can reach 47 degrees.

The Oceania squad will feature names like goalkeeper and captain Mathew Ryan and Ajdin Hrustic, who play for Real Sociedad in Spain and Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany respectively.

The Australians will try not to repeat in Doha their last and only precedent with Peru, with whom they met four years ago in a match that ended in a 2-0 victory for the Bicolores against the Socceroos, with goals from Guerrero and Carrillo.

Probable compositions of Peru and Australia:

Peru: Pedro Gallese; Luis Advincula, Carlos Zambrano, Alexander Callens, Miguel Trauco; Renato Tapia, Yoshimir Yotin, Sergio Peña, André Carrillo, Christian Cueva; and Gianluca Lapadula.

Australia: Matthew Ryan; Nathaniel Arkinson, Kye Rowles, Bailey Wright, Aziz Behich; Jackson Irvine, Ajdin Hrustic, Aaron Mooy, Martin Boyle; Craig Goodwin and Mathew Leckie.

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