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Anthony Hudson resigns from New Zealand amid Colorado Rapids links

Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos propelled Peru to the final spot at Russia 2018 with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand.

New Zealand head coach Anthony Hudson has resigned a week after his team's loss to Peru in an intercontinental World Cup qualifying playoff.

England-born Hudson, 36, announced his decision in a statement released Thursday by Football New Zealand which said a search for his replacement would begin immediately.

New Zealand won the Oceania World Cup qualifying series but lost to Peru in the intercontinental playoff, drawing 0-0 in the first leg in Wellington and losing the return leg 2-0 in Lima. Hudson...


Peru to declare national holiday if they beat New Zealand, reach World Cup

All of Peru will be urging on their football team in Wednesday's World Cup qualifying intercontinental playoff against New Zealand. After the first leg finished scoreless in Wellington, Wednesday's second leg will determine who will go to Russia next summer.

But there's far more than just a World Cup place at stake. If Peru qualifies for the World Cup, the nation will declare Thursday a national holiday.

Having not qualified for the tournament since 1982, the ministry of work declared that...

 By Tim Vickery

New Zealand and Peru left to ponder tactics for World Cup playoff return

A Maori war dance, or haka, greeted Peru's players as they took to the field in Wellington.

As they took the field in Wellington for the first leg of their World Cup playoff, Peru's players were greeted with a Maori challenge. They looked on with studied indifference. But how would they deal with the test that New Zealand would provide?

The experience was on the New Zealanders side -- a Confederations Cup appearance in June, a World Cup playoff against Mexico four years ago and even the 2010 World Cup, where they went out in the group stage without suffering a single defeat. Peru, meanwhile,...

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Peru beat New Zealand to book first World Cup spot since 1982

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Peru booked the final spot in the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 win against New Zealand on Wednesday night in Lima.

The two teams had all to play for after the first leg in Wellington, New Zealand, ended 0-0 and the hosts came out firmly on the front foot.

Luis Advincula almost gave Peru, looking for their first World Cup finals appearance since 1982, a dream start, smashing a shot from 20 yards off the crossbar after cutting in from the right side.

Peru continued to push in front of a raucous crowd...