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Peru vs. Ecuador and Colombia, June 2013

By May 22, 2013

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Peru National Soccer Team of 1970

June is a big month for Peruvian soccer, with vital World Cup qualifying games against Ecuador and Colombia.

The Peruvian national team will first play a warm-up friendly match against Panama in Panama City on June 1. The team then returns to Lima for a sure-to-be-heated qualifying game against fierce rivals Ecuador. The match will take place in the Estadio Nacional on June 7. Next up is another vital match against Colombia on June 11. The game will be played in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Peru really needs points to stand any chance of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Two wins would inject some genuine hope back into the campaign, while a win and a draw could potentially be sufficient depending on other results. Anything less is likely to put Peru out of the running.

Head over to the FIFA website for the current South American qualifying table.

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Photo (public domain, Wikimedia Commons) shows the Peruvian national soccer team of the 1970 World Cup, in which Peru reached the quarter final -- its most successful World Cup to date.

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