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Peru's World Cup warning message to Australia

8:50 AM SGT 23/5/18
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It's Los Incas' first World Cup since 1982 and they are keen to make an impression

It's been 36 years since Peru last qualified for the World Cup, and this proud South American nation aren't going to take a backward step in Russia.

The FPF (Peruvian Football Federation) has put together a video on their social media accounts addressed to fellow group C teams Australia, France and Denmark.

Showcasing their history, passion and constant fight against adversity, the Peruvians have warned their World Cup opponents that they are back in football's showpiece tournament.

 

Peru qualified for Russia via a playoff against New Zealand after finishing fifth in the notoriously tough South American qualifying process.

They are currently third favourite to progess from their World Cup group behind France and Denmark but ahead of Australia.

Talismanic striker Paolo Guerrero will be absent from their squad, after being banned for cocaine use until 2019.

The captains of France, Denmark and Australia banded together to pen a letter in support for Guerrero to have the ban lifted so he could participate in Russia.

Peru will play friendlies against Scotland, Saudi Arabia and Sweden before beginning their World Cup with a match against Denmark on June 16 in Saransk.