Argentina will welcome Peru at the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 7:30 PM (ET), in the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022. This will be their 56th overall meeting. No surprises here as Argentina are the absolute favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on 34 occasions so far; Peru have grabbed a triumph just seven times to this day, and a great number of even 14 games have ended in a draw.
Their most recent match was played on November 17, 2020, when La Albiceleste grabbed a comfortable 2-0 win away at the Stadion Nacional in Lima in their first clash in Matchday 4. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash for the first time this year, at the CONMEBOL World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
Several key players of the Peruvian squad will miss this Matchday 12 clash, and Al-Hilal's right-winger Andre Carrillo is one of them. Here you will find out why the 30-year-old Peru international is out of this matchup.
Why isn't Andre Carrillo playing for Peru against Argentina?
Forward Andre Carrillo was not part of the delegation of the Peruvian soccer team that arrived in Buenos Aires on Monday. The Al-Hilal player will remain in Lima and will not feature at the Estadio Monumental this Thursday after the medical staff deemed him not completely recovered from a small fracture in the lumbar area.
AS a result, the 30-year-old will not be risked, and Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will not be able to count on him for the grand clash against the 2021 Copa America champions. His club Al-Hilal confirmed that the player has suffered an injury in his back and it will take him four weeks to recover.
Raul Ruidiaz, Paolo Guerrero, Renato Tapia, Edison Flores, and Jordy Reyna have also been sidelined and they will have not joined the White and Red squad to face Argentine. None of them were available in the defeat to Bolivia on Sunday, 10 October, in La Paz.