2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
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46dFabio Dana

Gareca, Peru waiting on Guerrero

Ricardo Gareca has turned Peru into a tough, functional side but the form of Paolo Guerrero, when he returns from suspension, will be key in Russia.

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120dAssociated Press

Two top South American officials convicted

Two former South American football officials were convicted of corruption charges on Friday at a U.S. trial stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal.

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122dESPN staff

Guerrero ban reduced, can play at W Cup

The FIFA Appeal Committee on Wednesday has reduced Paolo Guerrero's suspension for taking a banned substance from one year to six months.

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131dAdriana Garcia

Guerrero: I haven't taken any type of cocaine

"It's the saddest time in my career. I haven't played the most important games of my life and now I'm not in a final with my club," Guerrero said.

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134dESPN staff

Peru's Guerrero gets year ban for cocaine

FIFA has suspended Peru captain Paolo Guerrero for a year after the player tested positive for cocaine, meaning he is set to miss the World Cup.

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141dIan Holyman

France's Deschamps: 'Could've been worse'

France coach Didier Deschamps acknowledged Les Bleus' World Cup group "could have been worse" for his heavily fancied side.

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141dNick Miller

Fearsome France should go far

France, Australia, Peru and Denmark make up World Cup Group C. Here's what to look for -- and you can vote for your winner.

Group C - France draw three playoff teams (2:20)
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141dChris Wright

Pizarro lands Disney movie role

Restricted to just four appearances for Cologne, veteran striker Claudio Pizarro has apparently found a part-time job to keep himself busy.

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156dTim Vickery

Peru win to end 36-year World Cup wait

The ghosts of Peru sides past were exorcised Wednesday, as they defeated New Zealand to make their first World Cup in 36 years and complete the field.

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157dESPN Staff

World Cup berth gets Peru national holiday

All of Peru will be urging on their football team in their World Cup qualifying playoff vs. New Zealand -- a win will get the whole country a day off.

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161dTim Vickery

New Zealand, Peru left to ponder tactics

New Zealand and Peru cancelled each other out in Wellington, and Chris Wood's fitness could prove crucial in Lima next week.

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161dAAP

NZ and Peru draw 0-0 in World Cup playoff

New Zealand kept their World Cup hopes alive with a gritty 0-0 draw against Peru in the first leg of their inter-continental playoff in Wellington.

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163dTim Vickery

How much will Peru miss Guerrero?

Peru have seen heartbreak in World Cup qualifying and now enter their playoff with New Zealand without star centre forward Paolo Guerrero.

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166dRicki Herbert

Herbert: How New Zealand can upset Peru

Beating 10th-ranked Peru in a Russia 2018 playoff is a big task, but not an impossible one for New Zealand, writes 2010 World Cup coach Ricki Herbert.

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Goal Difference4Tied-9th
Goals Scored5Tied-14th
Assists3Tied-13th
Goals Conceded1Tied-16th