Argentina vs Peru: 5 factors that could make a difference
From controversies to injuries, these could shape up the result of the monumental qualifying tie between Argentina and Peru.
The CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers are approaching a fascinating conclusion as the penultimate round of matches would be played in South America. Brazil are the only team South American side who have secured their spot in next year’s World Cup to be played in Russia. The competition is so fierce in the Qualifiers that even World Cup 2014 runner-ups, Argentina, could be forced to miss out next year’s global event.
La Albiceleste face a daunting task at home against a roaring Peru side, who are one place above the home team with a superior goal difference. With seven teams still in the mix for earning automatic qualification spots for Russia, Messi and Co. must be on top of their games if they are to take three points from this must-win clash against Peru.
Here are the five most interesting facts associated with this monumental clash:
#5 La Bombonera
The emblematic La Bombonera would be the venue for the World Cup qualification game between Argentina and Peru instead of the Estadio Monumental. The Argentina Football Association took this decision to aim at a better support for the national team in their time of need.
The FA is reportedly believed to have issued over 6000 tickets to Boca Ultras for the match. The Argentine National Team also boasts a terrific record at the Bombonera, having lost just two of the games they have played there.
La Doce (the 12th man), as the stadium is nicknamed, could be a telling difference in the match between Argentina and Peru, as the FA expect the fans to get over the nerves of the Peru XI.