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Lima, Perú. October 24, 2017
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Peru soccer team left for Argentina in pursuit of victory
Lima, Oct. 4.
Amid joy and cheers from fans, Peruvian soccer team left for Argentina's capital city on Wednesday for its penultimate FIFA World Cup qualifier.
More than 100 supporters gathered at Lima-based National Sports Village (Videna) to see the players off and wish them the best luck.
Afterwards, a bus brought the 28 players to Lima's Air Group N°8, where a charter flight was awaiting them.
Couched by Ricardo
, the national squad is expected to arrive in Argentina at 7:30 PM local time.
The crucial match will be held at Estadio Alberto J. Armando —widely known as La Bombonera— on September 5 at 8:30 PM local time (6:30 PM in Peru).
Early on Tuesday, President Pedro Pablo
Kuczynski hoped a victory
against the "Albicelestes" (sky blue and whites).
"Peru-Argentina match is clearly going to be difficult. I hope we can win the last two games. We have to qualify for the World Cup," the statesman commented.