!Viva el Perú! or Long live Peru! This expression returns to sound with great force after 36 years of being away from the world football competition.

It has been a slow and painful awakening at the beginning, to then become a vital and furious feeling for all Peruvians, whether in the Motherland, Peru or in all corners of the world where a Peruvian heart beats.

For us, those of us who are in the base 60 up, on November 15, 2017, means feeling again that feeling of national pride that led us to that classification for Mexico 1970, on August 31, 1969, after 39 years in which He participated for the first time in a world cup, Uruguay 1930, as a guest.

Seeing these Gareca boys surrendering without fear, with courage to achieve a goal, an elusive dream for many years, reminded us of the honor of the warriors of yesterday in the famous Argentine stadium “La Bombonera”: Teófilo Cubillas, “Cachito” Ramírez, Perico León, Roberto Challe, Luis Rubiños, Eloy Campos, Orlando de la Torre, Julio Baylon, Luis Cruzado, Hector Chumpitaz and Rafael Risco, tying 2 to 2 with two goals from “Cachito Ramírez, achieving with it the classification to Mexico .

The years have passed and now we have Paolo Guerero, Jefferson Farfán, Pedro Gallese, Luis Advíncula, Christian Cueva, Edison Flores, André Carrillo, Yoshimar Yotún, Miguel Trauco, Renato Tapia, Alberto Rodríguez, among other warriors. they are going to break it in Russia. New blood, young people of humble birth almost all of them, who will leave everything in the field. !Viva el Perú!

— Andres, Writer for Chispa Peruana

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