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Peru play goalless draw against New Zealand

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Nov 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Wellington, Nov 11: Peru played out a sluggish, goalless draw on Saturday in the first leg of its playoff against New Zealand for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The South American team’s overall superiority on the field was evident, but it lacked the finishing skills to win the match, held at Westpac Stadium in Wellington

Lima will host the return leg on Wednesday, as the Peruvians will try to overcome the pressure of playing at home and being considered favorites as they look to qualify for the world cup, from which they have been absent since 1982.

The match, though played with intensity, was often lacking in excitement, with several local players limited in their options, and visiting players well placed in the midfield but ineffective in front of goal. IANS

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