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Celebrations as Peru becomes final team to qualify for FIFA World Cup

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 00:43

Thousands of fans take to the streets of Lima after Peru clinched the last spot in next year's World Cup with a playoff victory over New Zealand. No reporter narration.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands of fans took to the streets of Lima on Wednesday (November 15) after Peru clinched the last spot in next year's World Cup with a playoff victory over New Zealand. Goals in each half from Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos gave them a 2-0 win over New Zealand in the second leg of their inter-confederation playoff. The teams played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Wellington on Saturday and although both sides had chances in a tense match in Lima, Peru were more clinical in front of goal. The Peruvians, who last went to the World Cup finals in 1982, celebrated with abandon when the final whistle went and were guaranteed a day to recover after the government promised a national holiday. The South Americans are 10th in the latest FIFA rankings and will go into the second group of seeds when the draw for next year's tournament takes place in Moscow on Dec 1.

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Celebrations as Peru becomes final team to qualify for FIFA World Cup

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 00:43