Peru announce official 23-man World Cup squad, includes Paolo Guerrero
Ricardo Gareca named his list of 23 players that will represent Peru in the 2018 FIFA World Cup this Monday, June 4. Peru will be playing in its first World Cup since 1982 and will count with their team captain Paolo Guerrero as his issue has been resolved and he is on the roster.
The three goalkeepers that Gareca has chosen to take with him to Russia are Pedro Gallese, Carlos Caceda and Jose Carvallo. The defense will be made up of Luis Advincula, Aldo Corzo, Miguel Trauco, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodriguez, Miguel Araujo, Nilson Loyola and Anderson Santamaria.
The midfield will feature Edison Flores, Paolo Hurtado, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun, Pedro Aquino, Christian Cueva and Wilder Cartagena. The attack is arguably the strongest component of the team with Paolo Guerrero, Andre Carrillo, Jefferson Farfan, Andy Polo and Raul Ruidiaz.
The squad includes five players that play in Europe, four that play in Peru, eight that play in Mexico, three that play in Brazil, two that play in the MLS and Alberto Rodriguez that plays in Colombia.
— Selección Peruana (@SeleccionPeru) June 4, 2018
The youngest player on the team is Renato Tapia at 22 years old while there are also five players that are 23 years old on the squad. The most veteran players that Ricardo Gareca called up are Paolo Guerrero and Alberto Rodriguez, who are both 34 years old.
Los Incas still have a friendly match against Sweden before they start up their World Cup campaign against Denmark on June 16.