Our prediction for this World Cup 2026 match:
Wednesday’s football game between Peru and Brazil will close round 2 of the South America World Cup qualifiers. The Selecao faced no difficulties in a 5-1 crushing of Bolivia in their opener and Neymar and Co. are seen as favourites to win their second group game as well. Real Madrid ace Rodrygo should keep his place in the starting XI after scoring a brace against La Verde, while his teammate Vinicius Junior has been ruled out with injury.
The Peruvians, on the other hand, defended well with ten men in a goalless draw with Paraguay, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the South American giants. Experienced Peru defender Luis Advincula is banned for the match, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the Brazilians. You should know that Brazil are eyeing their fifth consecutive win over Peru in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Neymar):
Neymar is a Brazilian football superstar who plays for PSG as a winger. The pacey footballer, who is capable of playing as a centre forward as well, is well known his creativity, passing and finishing. Neymar was born in Mogi das Cruzes on 5 February, 1992 and he began his senior career at Santos. After scoring 54 goals in 103 appearances for the Brazilian outfit, he joined Barcelona in 2013.
The Brazilian ace signed a five-year deal with the Catalan outfit and he has been playing for the La Liga giants ever since. Neymar the 2014/2015 Champions League trophy with Barcelona and that is considered his biggest success. It has to be noted that he clinched the FIFA Club World Cup trophy with Barca as well.
Speaking of his international career, the Barcelona star made his Brazil debut on 10 August, 2010 against USA and it has to be noted that he scored on his debut. In 2013 he won FIFA Confederations Cup with the Brazilian national team. Neymar was born on 5 February, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Peru):
Peru national team has been competing at the international stage since 1927 when they played their first ever match against Uruguay. Over the course of their history, La Blanquirroja have formed long-standing rivalries with Chile and Ecuador while 1970s brought the team a worldwide recognition during the period that is to this date considered the most successful in Peruvian football.
Teofilo Cubillas, the team’s top scorer with 26 goals to his name is considered Peru’s greatest player helped the team qualify for three World Cups and win the Copa America in 1975. Peru are the two-time champion of the tournament, who came close to lifting the Copa America trophy again in recent years, finishing third in 2011 and 2015 respectively.
La Blanquirroja are managed by Ricardo Gareca commonly referred to as the Tiger who will lead his team to 2016 Copa America Centenario looking to win Peru its first trophy at a major tournament since 1982.