Sergio Markarian and Enthusiastic Kids

Courtesy of El Comercio, Peru

At the end of the qualification process for the 2010 World Cup there would have been few Peruvians confident that they had any chance of qualifying for the next tournament in 2014. Peru had just finished bottom of the ten team group and had lost every single one of their away matches along the way.

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Peru Coach Sergio Markarian Ponders

Copyright of El Pais

Peru open their qualification campaign for the 2014 World Cup with a home tie against Paraguay followed by a trip to Chile three days later, but their Uruguayan coach Sergio Markarian is already looking forward to their third match of the process, away to Ecuador in the altitude of Quito, and putting together a plan in preparation for playing 2,850 metres above sea level.

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