It has been a brutal start to 2022 World Cup Qualifying for Peru, which sits at the bottom of the table in CONMEBOL with just four points in six matches and an ugly negative-eight goal differential. How to Watch Peru vs. Uruguay: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time
Last-place Peru looks to earn a pivotal three points against a strong Uruguay side in 2022 CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying.
Making that even more surprising is the fact that Peru actually finished fifth in South America in qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, qualifying the all-important international festivities after beating New Zealand by an aggregate score of 2-0 in the OFC–CONMEBOL playoff.
How to Watch
Date: Thursday, Sept. 2
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Estadio Nacional de Lima, Lima, Peru
TV: fubo Sports Network 3 (ENG), Eliminatorias CONMEBOL 2 (SPA)
Uruguay, on the other hand, has gotten off to a far better start. It sits fourth in the table with eight points thanks to a 2-2-2 record in World Cup Qualifying so far.
Uruguay will surely want a stronger round of qualifiers in September than its last go-around. Its latest pair of qualifying matches were unquestionably disappointing: a pair of goalless draws against lowly Paraguay in Venezuela back in June.
Its Copa America showing was only slightly better. Although Uruguay did do well to make it out of the group stage, it was eliminated in the quarterfinals in penalties by Colombia.
For a lot of countries, that'd be a performance to be proud of, but for a country as loaded with talent as Uruguay, expectations are higher.
Uruguay will be missing some of that talent, however, as its two star strikers, Luis Suárez (Atletico Madrid) and Edinson Cavani (Manchester United), will be out this week, the former with a knee injury and the latter due to COVID-19 restrictions.
They'll likely be replaced in the lineup by Jonathan Rodríguez (Cruz Azul) and Maxi Gómez (Valencia), two talented attackers in their own right.
Peru, meanwhile, will be led by right-back Luis Advíncula (Boca Juniors), as well as attacker Gianluca Lapadula (Benevento Calcio), who scored four goals at Copa America this summer, and midfielder Sergio Peña (Malmö FF).
Although Peru has struggled this year, it will be hosting the showdown in Lima against an Uruguay side missing key attacking pieces. It should make for a fascinating matchup.
Peru and Uruguay meet in the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022. This game will take place at Estadio Nacional de Lima on September 2, 2021 at 9:00 PM (ET). Peru are at the bottom of the table with few points. Here is all the detailed information about this World Cup Qualifiers game including the date, time, TV Channel and location.
Peru's players are desperate. They don't know what to do to win a game, and now things get more complicated in the South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022. Four losses in the last games, in short, 12 points wasted.
There are still 12 matchdays to play or 36 points to play. The options for the Peruvians are on the table, they just have to win games. Uruguay are the favorites to play in the World Cup 2022 but they only have 8 points and Colombia are getting close with the same number of points in fifth place in the table.