Peru head coach leads practice in Austria ahead of World Cup

Schruns (Austria), June 8 (IANS) Peru’s national football team head coach Ricardo Gareca on Friday led his team’s practice regimen in the Austrian city of Schruns, in preparation for the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup in Russia.

Peru’s captain and top goal scorer Paulo Guerrero was warming up along with his teammates, defender Aldo Corzo, midfielders Christian Cueva and Yoshimar Yotun and forwards Jefferson Farfan and Raul Ruidiaz, as seen by an efe-epa journalist, reports Efe.

Guerrero was set to miss the World Cup after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) extended his doping ban from six to 14 months, but the 34-year-old filed an urgent request for a stay to allow him to take part in the upcoming tournament.

“The CAS will not object to the request for a stay,” CAS said in a statement released on May 31.

Peru are drawn in Group C alongside France, Australia and Denmark at the tournament set to kick off on June 14 in Russia.

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