Peru reached their first FIFA World Cup for 36 years by beating New Zealand 2-0 on aggregate in a playoff earlier this month.
But would it be easy for Peru to play this FIFA World Cup after all FIFA is facing back to back downfalls as the Fifa commencement date is approaching?
You all may be aware of the one year FIFA ban on Peru skipper Paolo Guerrero for failing a drugs test conducted just after the FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Argentina in October.
Peru expulsion risk for FIFA World Cup 2018
Now Peru is facing yet another risk of expulsion from FIFA World Cup 2018.
The parliament of Peru has come up with a law titled ‘Law of Strengthening of the Peruvian National Football Federation’ and aims to force the Peru Football Federation (FPF) to fall under the jurisdiction of the Peruvian Sports Institute.
Earlier a bill was withdrawn after FIFA sent an official warning letter to the FPF risking a possible sanction. FIFA is not in favor of any political interference and warned the FPF, they risked being suspended by the world governing body if the bill is passed.
According to article 16 and 19 of the FIFA Statutes, all member federations must manage their affairs independently and ensure that there is no interference by third parties in their internal affairs.
In case this is not followed, the case will be referred to the higher instances of FIFA for consideration and possible sanction could be the suspension of the FPF.
However, Oviedo told Peruvian radio station RPP that they would be playing in Russia. “We at the FPF are calm. It’s impossible that we risk Peru’s participation. Our national team will be in Russia 2018.”
All good hopes for Oviedo to be correct because, after a long time of 36 years, when a team qualified for FIFA world cup, they never want to miss this.