Peru Qualifies for World Cup

Aracelly Cotrina, Opinion Reporter

Coming from a fully Peruvian family, I grew up always hearing my family members talk about soccer, whether it’s Peru playing against another country or teams in Peru playing against each other.

I myself am not a huge fan of soccer but when I found out Peru was playing against New Zealand for a spot in the World Cup, I knew I had to watch.

When my dad and brother found out  about the game Nov. 15, which was a Wednesday, they cancelled everything to watch it.

              Everyone in my mom’s side of the family got together to watch the game in Lima, Peru . My brother and dad watched  at his house and I was trying to watch at my job at Subway. I watched a part of it and my brother called me to tell me the rest.

       I learned on Twitter that Peru had won for the first time in 35 years. They had won 2-0, the goals were scored by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos. This was a really big deal because in my mom’s words “Peru never wins games.” Everyone was so shocked and excited. My uncles in Peru called my mom crying and told her the big news.

      The next day was basically a holiday in Peru because the president had said if Peru wins everyone was going to have a day off and they did. The World Cup is going to be played in Russia from June 14 to July 15, the final game will be played in the city of Moscow.

     Since my dad is a huge fan of soccer and his team made it to the World Cup he is going to Russia in 2018 to see the game. I really wish I was going to see my team play but unfortunately I can’t.