The Peruvian team met two new friendlies in the Juan Reynoso era, being Miguel Araujo the player most required by the DT of the Inca team, after adding 180 minutes throughout the two presentations that the red-and-white team had this month.
However, this was not the highlight of the defender of FC Emmen from the Netherlands, since the ‘Chess player’ decided to try it in two different positions to face the ‘Guaraníes’ and ‘La Verde’, obtaining very positive results in both crashes.
In the first engagement of the Peruvian team (against Paraguay, in Lima), Miguel Araujo He played at right back, completing six recoveries, two clearances, one blocked shot and 81% passing accuracy, according to data provided by SofaScore.
Regarding the second presentation of the national defender (against Bolivia, in Lima), the player returned to his usual position on the field of play (central defender), having 15 recoveries throughout the match, one clearance and nine of 11 duels presented in front of those led by Gustavo Costas.
When will the Playoffs start?
Regarding the start of the qualifiers for the 2026 tournament -which will take place in Canada, Mexico and the United States-, there is still no clear picture, with Alejandro Domínguez (CONMBEOL’s highest authority) in charge of shedding light on the subject.
“That will have to be decided by the presidents of each country and those in charge of it because the Qualifiers are the responsibility of FIFA and not of CONMEBOL”said the president of the South American entity in dialogue with Depor.
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