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All Whites coach Anthony Hudson delighted with Peru as final World Cup qualification opponents

Argentina qualified for the World Cup courtesy Lionel Messi's hat-trick against Ecuador.

All that stands between them and a chance at glory is New Zealand.

Not that the draw would have suited Peru, if they had won they would have gone through to the World Cup automatically.

Facing Colombia in the South America group's final qualifying matches, the opponents scored first.

La Roja were muscled out by Peru on goal difference. They must beat New Zealand in a play-off in November to go through.

He told Panamericana Television: "We were focused on the game and then in the final five minutes the Colombians approached us". "To be in this situation was one of the goals we had at the start of the qualifiers", he said.

"I'm so excited", exclaimed another. Peru have enjoyed a strong second half of their qualifying campaign, losing just once in eight games over the 12 months, which has included two priceless wins away from home.

Hudson is imploring football fans to turn the heat up even more, when Peru visits the "Caketin".

Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri suggested the Monaco forward had instructed the players to take it easy in order to ensure that both teams would keep their World Cup dreams alive. "We could have done with another goal, but we're going to the playoff, and we will win".

Despite Hudson's fighting words, the Ricardo Gareca-coached Peru are 12th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, while New Zealand are ranked 113th.

The two nations played out a 1-1 draw in their final qualifier this week, which earned the Colombians their place at the Russian Federation showpiece while Peru are through to the playoffs, ahead of Chile on goal difference.

It's not over yet, but Peruvians are one step closer to a singular national goal that has eluded them for so long.

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