The Unofficial Football World Championship is up for grabs again in the early hours of the morning as holders Chile travel to Lima to take on challengers Peru. This will be Chile’s 3rd title defence since winning the Copa America and they have already beaten Paraguay and Brazil.
Star players Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal were both doubtful for the game against Brazil, but eventually featured for the full 90 minutes and will be key figures versus Peru as well.
Nevertheless, Eduardo Vargas will be equally important for Chile, having scored four times in his past two outings against Peru.
The hosts, meanwhile, will be desperate to make amends for their disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of Colombia on matchday one.
Ricardo Gareca’s men impressed at the Copa America as they finished third – having been beaten in the semi-finals by Chile – yet their loss to Colombia was an early setback in their quest to qualify for Russia.
They have not managed to reach a World Cup finals since 1982 and had to settle for seventh place in the qualification campaign for the latest edition in Brazil.
Peru’s recent record gives them little reason for optimism either ahead of Tuesday’s encounter. They have won just one of their last 11 matches versus Chile, losing the remaining 10.
Will we see a new name on the UFWC trophy, we’ll have full details this time Tomorrow.