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Peru at the World Cup

Peru were one of the 13 teams in the inaugural World Cup in 1930 where they lost both of their games and finished 10th out of 13 teams. They also made the finals in 1970, 1978, 1982, and again in 2018.

Peru had its best result in Mexico 1970, finishing seventh. Peru became the last to qualify for Russia 2018 when they beat New Zealand 2-0 on aggregate in the play-offs. Peru returned to the World Cup in 2018 after a 36-year absence since they last appeared in 1982.

They failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup after being beaten by Australia in a penalty shootout in the final playoff game.


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