The Peruvian team, already under the command of Jorge Fossati, will face their first match against a European country in North America.
Fossati will play his first game for the Peruvian team in March. | Libero Squad
Jorge Fossati will be the new coach. Peruvian team will return to duty in March, when the Uruguayan strategist passes his first exams in FIFA friendly datewhere he will try to test players with a view to participating in the 2024 Copa America and resuming qualifying matches.
Much has been said about the opponents that Bicolor may face. Even FPF selection manager Franco Navarro Mandayo noted that there are two options that still need to be finalized. “We are quite advanced. We have a couple of options that we definitely need to determine in the near future.”– he said after the America’s Cup draw.
To the surprise of all fans, Blanquirroja’s first game under Fossati already had an opponent. A prestigious international media outlet has reported that European arch-rivals will play Peru in a couple of months..
Italy will be one of Peru’s opponents in March
Italian sports newspaper “Gazzetta dello Sport”He reported that Italy will play an international friendly match against Peru in the USA.. Although it mentions that the date and location are yet to be confirmed, it could be played on March 20th in Miami.
“Opponents and dates are not official: signatures on (rich) contracts with the US agency that organizes the double commitment are still missing, but Italy will return to the US. And the program for the week, which will see in March, has already scheduled Spalletti’s group tour: the 20th friendly match with Peru in Miami”published by the above-mentioned media.
In addition, Libero was able to learn from journalist Gustavo Peralta that This meeting is about to be agreed upon, but some details are missing to make it official.. “There are still a few steps left, but Peru’s friendly against Italy in the US in March is close to taking place based on the FIFA date of the 18th to 26th.”– he noted on his social networks.
Jorge Fossati will travel to Europe ahead of March friendlies
In the absence of confirmation of Peru’s first friendly match, Jorge Fossati will plan a trip to Europe before this match to meet Peruvian footballers who play in the “Old Continent”.
Peru has not faced Italy since 1982.
Peru and Italy have met each other only once in history, more precisely on 1982 World Championship in Spain, where Both teams ended up drawing 1-1. with goals from Bruno Conti and Ruben Toribio Diaz.