In the CONMEBOL 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Peru will host Uruguay at the Estadio Nacional this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 (7:15 PM Pacific). Both teams need a positive result from this match and will look for the three points from this game.
Peru is coming from a disappointing 2-2 draw to Venezuela, which has seriously affected the Incas chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Peru is not quite out yet in eighth place with 15 points but will need other teams near the top to lose to continue its World Cup aspirations.
This match is a must win for Ricardo Gareca’s side, key players like Paolo Guerrero, Christian Cueva and Andre Carillo will need to step up in this match. The game will be a tough one for Peru, but a win is manageable especially in front of the home support at the Estadio Nacional.
Uruguay is also coming from a disappointing result, losing 4-1 to Brazil at home. The ‘charruas’ are still in second place in the competition, with 23 points, but are only three points ahead of Chile in sixth. Losing is not an option here, dropping points at this stage of the qualifying stage can prove to be detrimental to any team.
Luis Suarez was absent in the last game due to a suspension, but will be back for this game and should prove to be a key factor pairing up with Edinson Cavani up top. The game should be an intense encounter with neither team wanting to drop points.