The latest reports that due to FIFA’s stance on governments meddling in football, officials could exclude Peru from the World Cup. Italy dream of the sensational reprieve as Peru could be excluded from competition.
FIFA then has the power to replace the ousted team with another of their choice – World Cup regulation states the organisation is under no obligation to take world rankings into consideration. Peru qualification at risk, according to reports.
The four-time champions missed out on the sport’s biggest spectacle. It is the first time in 60 years when they were stunned by Sweden in the play-offs.
Italy dream of sensational reprieve
The 32nd and final place at next year’s World Cup in Russia could be back up for grabs, after an incredible twist in Peru.
The South American country booked the final place in the 2018 Fifa World Cup after beating the All Whites 2-0 in a playoff series last week. However there is a slim chance the likes of New Zealand, Italy or Chile could replace Peru at the tournament.