Copa America 2015: Peru’s Squad Lineup

Peru has a new coach, Ricardo Gareca, moving into 2015 Copa America in Chile. Gareca is a former Argentine footballer and national coach.(Getty)

Peru has a new coach, Ricardo Gareca, moving into the 2015 Copa America in Chile. Gareca is a former Argentine footballer and national coach.(Getty)

Copa America 2015 begins on June 11, 2015 in Chile and Peru are one of the underdogs. They will open with a match against Brazil on June 11, and are also in the same group as fourth in FIFA rankings Columbia.

Peru’s Copa America schedule is as follows:

June 14, 2015 : Brazil at Estadio Municipal German Becker in Temuco, Chile. (Brazil won 2-1 )

June 18, 2015 : Venezuela at Estadio Elias Figueroa in Valparaiso, Chile. (Peru won 1-0 )

June 21, 2015 : Columbia at Estadio Municipal German Becker in Temuco, Chile. (The teams drew 0-0 )

The knockout stages began on June 24, 2015, with Peru beating Bolivia 3-1 on June 25, 2015 at Estadio Municipal German Becker in Temuco, Chile. Peru finished second in Group C while Bolivia finished second in Group A.

On June 29, 2015, Peru will play hosts Chile in the Copa America semifinals at Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos. Peru is 41-15-21 against 19th-ranked Chile in their international history.

In 2011, Peru snuck into the knockout round after upsetting Mexico 1-0 in Group play. Once in the quarterfinals, they registered an even bigger upset, beating Columbia 2-0 to earn a berth in the semifinals against Uruguay. Even though they were beat 2-0 by the champion Uruguay, they ended up beating Venezuela to finish third in the tournament.

On May 11, 2015, Peru named their 30-man lineup for the Copa America:


Goalkeepers : Pedro Gallese (Juan Aurich); Salomon Libman (Cesar Vallejo); Diego Penny (Sporting Cristal)

Defenders : Luis Advíncula (Vitoria Setubal); Carlos Zambrano (Eintracht Frankfurt); Pedro Requena (Cesar Vallejo); Hansell Riojas (Cesar Vallejo); Christian Ramos (Juan Aurich); Jair Cespedes (Juan Aurich); Yoshimar Yotun (Malmo FF); Alexander Callens (Real Sociedad B); Gustavo Dulanto (Universitario de Deportes)

Midfielders : Josepmir Ballon (Sporting Cristal); Edwin Retamoso (Real Garcilaso); Carlos Lobatón (Sporting Cristal); Carlos Ascues (Melgar); Joel Sánchez (César Vallejo); Paolo Hurtado (Pacos Ferreira); Rinaldo Cruzado (César Vallejo); Juan Manuel Vargas (Fiorentina); Christian Cueva (Alianza Lima); Cristian Benavente (Real Madrid Castilla); Paulo Albarracín (Alianza Lima)

Forwards : André Carrillo (Sporting Lisbon); Jefferson Farfan (Schalke 04); Yordy Reyna (Leipzig); Irven Avila (Sporting Cristal); Daniel Chávez (César Vallejo); Claudio Pizarro (Bayern Munich); Paolo Guerrero (Corinthians)


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