Let the sledging begin! 'We are going to beat them!' exclaims Peru's president as All Whites beckon

After his side qualified for next month's intercontinental playoff for a place at next year's football World Cup, Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski says he is confident of beating New Zealand to seal a spot in Russia next year.

Peru's 1-1 draw with Colombia yesterday saw them grab fifth spot in South America's CONMEBOL qualification group, sealing a two-legged playoff against the All Whites.

In a video posted on Twitter, Kuczynski said that he is confident that his side will seal qualification for next year's global showpiece.

"We will have to go through New Zealand, but that's okay," he said.

"It's a beautiful country but we are going to beat them.

"Long live Peru and thank you to the coach Gareca and thank you to everybody."

The All Whites meet Peru in the first leg of their intercontinental playoff in early November. 


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Video: Furious Bosnia and Herzegovina fans pelt pitch with flares after failing to make World Cup

Fans of Bosnia and Herzegovina's national football team let their frustrations boil over in their side's final UEFA World Cup qualifier yesterday, pelting the pitch with flares in the 2-1 win over Estonia.

During the match at A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn, Bosnian fans took their frustrations out on their own side, launching a barrage of pyrotechnics towards the the pitch.

Play had to be stopped on the 14 minute mark, resulting in the local fire brigade being called onto the field to extinguish the blaze.

Bosnia and Herzegovina finished third in Group H of UEFA qualifying, missing out on a playoff spot.

Belgium qualified for the World Cup from the group, while Greece earned a play-off spot. 


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'Peru win!' - Overjoyed Peruvian fans in Auckland celebrate as their team book World Cup play-off with All Whites

Peru drew with Colombia 1-1 in their World Cup qualifier and will face NZ next month in Wellington in the first leg. Source: 1 NEWS


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