The Struggles of the Peruvian National Team in the 2026 Qualifiers
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The Peruvian team, led by Juan Reynoso, finds itself in a difficult position in the 2026 South American Qualifiers standings. With a draw, four consecutive defeats, and no wins, they currently occupy the last place. The team’s performance has been heavily criticized by both fans and the press, as they have failed to score a single goal until their recent match against Bolivia, where they finally managed to take a shot on goal.
The poor start and mounting pressure for a change in coaching staff have led to a decision by the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) to relieve Reynoso of his duties. The upcoming match against Venezuela will be his last with the national team.
Insights from Latina Deportes
“No matter what happens, on Wednesday there will be a board meeting, and I have received information that the decision has already been made. Tuesday’s game will be Juan Reynoso’s final match as the coach of the Peruvian soccer team,” stated sports commentator ‘Coki’ Gonzáles forcefully on Latina Deportes. He further added that the board initially planned to remove Reynoso on Thursday but decided to expedite the process due to the urgency and logical reasons.
Compensation for Juan Reynoso
If the FPF decides to terminate Reynoso’s contract, they will be obligated to pay him a significant sum as compensation. According to Líbero, the coach earns $1,300,000 per year, which means the federation would have to disburse approximately $2,400,000 for the remaining 22 months of his contract. However, if ‘Cabezón’ resigns voluntarily, no payment will be required.
Peru vs. Venezuela: Match Details
The highly anticipated match between Peru and Venezuela is scheduled for Tuesday, November 21 at 9:00 pm (Peruvian time) and 10:00 pm (Venezuelan time). The game will be broadcasted on ATV, América TV, and Movistar Deportes. Make sure to check the schedule according to your geographical area:
- Peru, Colombia, Ecuador: 9:00 pm
- Venezuela, Bolivia: 10:00 pm
- Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay: 11:00 pm
- Spain: 4:00 am (Wednesday the 22nd)
Reynoso’s Lineup for the Match
- Pedro Gallese; Aldo Corzo, Renato Tapia, Luis Abram, Marcos López; Pedro Aquino, Piero Quispe, Yoshimar Yotún, André Carrillo, Bryan Reyna, and Gianluca Lapadula (or Paolo Guerrero)
- Peruvian team
- Juan Reynoso