Peru host Colombia today, June 2, 2021 for the Matchday 7 of the South American World Cup Qualifiers at the Estadio Nacional in Lima. It is a crucial match for both teams because they need the three points after a difficult start in the tournament. Here you will find the starting lineup of each national team. 

Ricardo Gareca’s boys haven’t won yet. They have lost against Brazil, Chile and Argentina, and only managed to get a draw with Paraguay in the first match of the qualifiers. They currently are ninth in the table. The Peruvians need the win but they haven’t beat Colombia in Lima for the Qualifiers since 1981. 

Meanwhile, Colombia hasn’t found his best form yet. After losing against Ecuador and Uruguay, the coach Carlos Queiroz was sacked and Reinaldo Rueda took his place. They are seventh in the standings and want to climb positions with a convincing win to keep the faith.

The game to be played between Peru vs Colombia for Matchday 7 of the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022 will be broadcast by Fubo TV, who has exclusive streaming rights in the US.

Peru's confirmed lineup for the match

Peru wants to win their first match (Getty).

For this game, Peru can’t count on forward Edison Flores, who plays for DC United, and midfielder Christofer Gonzales. Both players suffered injuries last week. However, Gareca confirmed that Raziel Garcia and Alexis Arias will be their substitutes in the squad. 

With that in mind, Peru will try to put their best men to secure points in home soil. So, the confirmed lineup wil be: Gallese; Aldo Corzo, Ramos, Luis Abram, Miguel Trauco; Advincula, Renato Tapia, Yoshimar Yotun, Cueva; Carrillo and Guerrero.

Colombia's confirmed lineup for the match

Colombia needs three points to keep fighting for a chance to go to World Cup (Getty).

On the other hand, Colombia also has some misses. For example, forward Alfredo Morelos, who won’t be in this fixture due to a Covid-19 positiv; Juan Fernando Quintero, who couldn’t travel from China, and James Rodríguez, who still has some physical problems. 

But Reinaldo Rueda will try to put a competitive team. The confirmed lineup will be: David Ospina; Stefan Medina, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sánchez, William Tesillo; Cuadrado, Cuellar, Mateus Uribe, Luis Diaz; Muriel and Duvan Zapata.