Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Brazil will be aiming to build on a 5-0 win over Bolivia when they face Peru in their second group game in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. A Selecao faced no difficulties in their opener, with Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino scoring a brace. Anyhow, Neymar will be the man to watch in the away team despite failing to open his goal-scoring account against Bolivia. Real Madrid winger Rodrygo is pushing for a start for the visitors after coming as a substitute for Everton in the Neo Quimica Arena clash.
The Peruvians, on the other hand, did well to hold Paraguay to a 2-2 draw in the opening match of their qualifying campaign. The Red and Whites showed character in their opener, with Carillo scoring a late equalizer to save one point. However, Peru will have a much bigger fish to fry against Brazil, who aim to get their job done in the World Cup qualifiers as soon as possible. In Alisson’s absence, Weverton should start in goal for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Paolo Hurtado):
Paolo Hurtado is a Peru international who plays for Vitoria Guimaraes in Primeira Liga. Hurtado was born on July 27, 1990 in Callao, Peru and he is a product of Alianza Lima football school. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a centre-forward as well, continued playing for Allianza Lima at senior level and it has to be noted that he scored 14 goals in 83 appearances in the league for los Blanquiazules.
After playing 21 games on loan at Juan Aurich, Paolo Hurtado moved to Portugal, signing a deal with Pacos Fereira. The Peruvian attacker quickly established himself as the team’s key player and he played for the club from 2012 to 2015.
In 2015 he decided to take his career to the next level as he joined Championship side Reading. However, after failing to adapt to the new surroundings, Paolo Hurtado returned to Portugal and signed a loan deal with Vitoria Guimaraes. On July 20, 2017 the Peruvian footballer joined the Primeira Liga side permanently.
Highlighted Team (Brazil):
One of the most decorated teams in world football, Selecao have also been regarded as one of the most attractive and exciting teams with glowing reputation preceding them. Members of the CONMEBOL confederation, Brazil have played their first international in 1914 losing to bitter rivals Argentina with a comfortable 3-0 margin.
Brazil is the most successful nation in the FIFA World Cup with five championship title to their name. However, Selecao failed to advance past the quarter-finals of the last two tournaments last winning their World Cup in 2002. Their last title was the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the star-studded team will be looking to get back to winning ways at this year’s historic Copa America Centenario in the United States.
Legendary Pele is Brazil’s top scorer with 77 goals to his name, while the team’s biggest star of the modern era Barcelona forward Neymar is sitting in fifth place having so far netted 46.