Peru vs Croatia Soccer Prediction Today
Guerrero took an anti-doping test for use of illegal substance during South American qualifying and punished with suspension. Initially, the penalty was two years. Then it was reduced to six months. Thus, the striker of Flamengo will be released to compete in the World Cup.
Until then, the Argentine coach Ricardo Gareca will have to turn around without his top gunner. It will not be the first time. As the Peruvians were fifth in the continent in the fight for a place in the World Cup with 26 points (seven wins, five draws and six losses) had to play the recapture against New Zealand. For the matches, disputed in November of the last year, Guerrero already was suspended. The Peruvians, with a goalless draw and 2-0 success in Lima managed to overcome the obstacle.
For this, they counted on the veteran Jefferson Farfan, who also is part of the list for the friendly against Croatia this Friday and Iceland on 27 of March.
The Croatians lived moments of intense emotion in the final stretch of the European qualifiers. They were very close to qualifying, they fell on the table, traded coach in the final rounds, and survived only to play in the play-offs with second place in Group I by 20 points (six wins, two draws and two losses). They were behind Iceland, which reached 22 points. They only confirmed the place in the playoffs against Greece.
Zlatko Dalic, who took the tram on foot, will now have the first opportunity to take tests before setting the squad for the World Cup. Therefore, he did not give any of the top athletes in the country, including Luka Modric of Real Madrid, Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona, Dejan Lovren of Liverpool, Andrej Kramaric of Hoffenheim and Mario Mandzukic of Juventus.
Even having called the stars, did not give up giving chance to beginners. He called for the first time defender Tin Jedvaj of Bayer Leverkusen, defender Vedran Corluka of Spartak Moscow and strikers Duje Cop of Standard Liège and Ivan Santini of Caen.
Soccer Prediction of the Day Peru vs Croatia
Better technically, counting on its main players and against a Peru without its main striker, Croatia is the best option of guess for the confrontation.
Prediction Today: Croatia