The experienced players in the squad consist of Claudio Pizarro, Jefferson Farfan and Juan Vargas. The years of football played by these players combined is impressive, and they show that level of experience on the field. Their star player is perhaps Paolo Guerrero, peru’s all time top goal-scorer with thirty-two. He will be looked upon as the player to lead Peru forward. His experience in the European game will also hopefully give his team an edge when they face the likes of France, Germany and Spain next summer in Russia.
Jefferson Farfan has been directly linked to Peru’s success in the World Cup Qualifiers. In scoring against arch-rivals Paraguay as well as featuring on the scoresheet against New Zealand, subsequently sending his team to the World Cup next year, he will be the one to watch and expect goals from. Him and Guerrero will more than likely cause trouble for a lot of opponents in the FIFA tournament in 2018.
Gustavo Dulanto has been gracefully accepted by the older generation of Peruvian players as an exciting and emerging talent in the squad. The 22 year old remains quite young for a centre back, but has already impressed fans with his commitment to the cause. Here’s hoping he’ll be putting in some great challenges when the time comes.