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Venezuela vs. Peru

Venezuela vs. Peru

South America’s bid to produce the best national teams to represent the region in the FIFA World Cup 2014 continues, with the 16th match set for the qualifying rounds slated to open on September 10. One of the pairs to turn up in the competition will be Venezuela and Peru, who will vie fiercely for a sure seat in next year’s grand football event. The 37,000-seater Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui in Puerto La Cruz will play host for the clash and Argentine Néstor Pitana will serve as the referee.
 
The last time these sides dueled in the Qualifications was already a year ago, when Peru played as home and won points against their Venezuelan visitors 2-1. Current statuses put Venezuela in the sixth spot, while Peru is ranked just one place behind.
 
Venezula’s CONMEBOL form is quite inconsistent, a result of fixtures that gave them a melting pot for all the possible outcomes: a win over Colombia 1-0, a draw with Bolivia 1-1, and a defeat from Uruguay 0-1. Peru’s last three matches, by comparison, appear to be more agreeable. Their most recent tourney might have incurred a downfall from Colombia 0-2 but wind back two matches before that, and the side could boast of back-to-back victories over Chile 1-0 and Ecuador 1-0.
 
The past five battles (across different tournaments) between these South American sides indicate Peru to be slightly superior to Venezuela. Of that string, the former won three times while the latter owned the remaining two. The FIFA world ranking is also consistent to this trend, whereby Peru ranks at number 22 while Venezuela sit on the 39th spot. From these indicators alone, the Peruvian side could claim a consecutive victory over their opponents.
 
 
 

Peru | Image source: fifa.com

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