Video: Peruvian witch doctors attempted to curse Alexis Sanchez ahead of Chile's 4-3 victory over Peru

Modified 20 Mar 2019

It’s safe to say that Peru fans were willing to do anything to help their team by all means fair or foul, ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against Chile. It included trying to curse Alexis Sanchez using a tortoise to slow his pace down.

No doubt, the Arsenal forward has been in sizzling form recently, who scored one of the goals in his side’s 2-0 win over Brazil. The talisman is responsible for spearheading their attack and for Chile’s fine form as a side ever since their Copa America triumph.

A replica shirt of Sanchez was subjected to the ritual, which is a sign of bad luck in the South American region. It included shaking maracas and holding a scary doll over it. On the other hand, they showered pretty flowers and leaves over the one of Peruvian forward Jefferson Farfan to bring fortune to their player.

It appeared as though it was all working out for the Peru fans when Farfan scored both the goals for his side at the Estadio Nacional de Lima. Contrastingly, Sanchez also scored twice and provided an assist to his name, as the match ended 4-3 at the final whistle. The victory marked Chile’s second win from their World Cup 2018 qualifiers after they beat Brazil convincingly in the first game.

All the efforts went in vain and we can only wish the Peru fans to try their luck next time but not when Sanchez is in a hot streak. It’s not a conventional try but you have to admire the extent they were willing to go to in an attempt to aid their national football team. It is also a sign of the great team Chile have become over the last few years. Nonetheless, we all appreciate them for their effort.

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Published 14 Oct 2015
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