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FIFA inspects new artificial turf at Peru’s El Nacional stadium

Good news for Jose Diaz. The artificial turf at Lima’s ‘El Nacional’ Stadium, a.k.a. ‘Estadio Coloso de José Díaz’, has been given two stars from a FIFA inspector and is ready to go for the upcoming 2010 World Cup qualification matches.FIFA delegate Eric Harrison (England) said after his meticulous inspection that the two stars means […]

Amazon swimmer reaches final destination despite health trouble

For 65 days Slovenian long-distance swimmer Martin Strel braved dangerous currents, battled piranhas, crocodiles and exhaustion to become the first person to swim the entire length of the Amazon river. For more than two months the marathon man averaged 80 kilometers (52 miles) daily and despite suffering from nausea, dizziness, sunstroke and diarrhea he continued […]

Peru cruises into Davis Cup World Group playoffs

Peru’s Davis Cup tennis team is through to the World Group playoffs after building up an unassailable 3-0 lead against Mexico at the end of the second day in Playa Asia, a resort town about 100km south of Lima. Luis Horna and Ivan Miranda won Saturday’s doubles match against Santiago Gonzalez/Antonio Ruiz-Rosales with a dramatic […]

Peru is going crazy over U-17 national soccer team’s success

Like in most South American countries, football (some call it soccer) is by far the most prominent sport. However, when we start talking about success, one feels that the football “gods” have neglected Peruvian national teams for more than two decades. Well, to tell you the truth, it is actually Peru’s football system – especially […]

Peru qualifies for U-17 World Soccer Championships in South Korea

It has been 26 years since a Peruvian football team qualified for the big stage at a World Cup or any other global championship tournament. The last time was in 1981 when Peru’s first selection earned its ticket to the World Cup hosted by Spain the following year. On Sunday the under-17 selection ended this […]

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