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FIFA reminds World Cup-bound Peru about government meddling

Peru's players celebrate after a play-off qualifying match for the 2018 Russian World Cup against New Zealand in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to win a two-leg playoff and earn the 32nd and last spot in the World Cup field in Russia.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

FIFA reminds World Cup-bound Peru about government meddling

Peru fans cheers after defeating New Zealand 2-0 and and getting the last slot to the 2018 Russia World Cup, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Denis Terentyev and Yuri Lodigin celebrate after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Denis Terentyev celebrates after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Denis Terentyev and Yuri Lodigin celebrate after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Denis Terentyev celebrates after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Miha Mevlja and Vardar's Filip Gachevski hug after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Vardar's Dejan Blazevski celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen

Soccer Football - Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen - Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia - November 23, 2017 Lokomotiv Moscow coach Yuri Semin shakes hands with Vladislav Ignatyev after the match REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Emiliano Rigoni applauds fans after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen

Soccer Football - Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen - Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia - November 23, 2017 Lokomotiv Moscow coach Yuri Semin shakes hands with Aleksei Miranchuk after the match REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Emiliano Rigoni (L) and team mates applaud fans after the match REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen

Soccer Football - Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen - Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia - November 23, 2017 A firework explodes over the stadium after the match REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Vardar's Dejan Blazhevski celebrates scoring their first goal (C) with team mates REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen

Soccer Football - Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen - Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia - November 23, 2017 Lokomotiv Moscow fan REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Vardar's Vanja Markovic in action with Zenit St. Petersburg's Sebastian Driussi REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg coach Roberto Mancini REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg coach Roberto Mancini REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg fans REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Sebastian Driussi in action REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen

Soccer Football - Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen - Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia - November 23, 2017 FC Copenhagen’s Robin Olsen saves at the feet of Lokomotiv Moscow’s Jefferson Farfan REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Vardar players pose for a team group photo before the match REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen

Soccer Football - Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen - Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia - November 23, 2017 Lokomotiv Moscow’s Vladislav Ignatyev in action with FC Copenhagen’s Benjamin Verbic and Nicolai Boilesen REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen

Soccer Football - Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen - Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia - November 23, 2017 Lokomotiv Moscow’s Jefferson Farfan scores their second goal REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen

Soccer Football - Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen - Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia - November 23, 2017 Lokomotiv Moscow’s Jefferson Farfan celebrates with Manuel Fernandes after scoring their second goal REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Vardar's Jambul Jighauri in action with Zenit St. Petersburg's Emiliano Rigoni REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen

Soccer Football - Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen - Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia - November 23, 2017 Lokomotiv Moscow’s Jefferson Farfan celebrates with team mates after scoring their second goal REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen

Soccer Football - Europa League - Lokomotiv Moscow vs F.C. Copenhagen - Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia - November 23, 2017 Lokomotiv Moscow’s Aleksei Miranchuk in action with FC Copenhagen’s Benjamin Verbic REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Vardar's Ytalo in action with Zenit St. Petersburg's Miha Mevlja REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Zenit St. Petersburg's Yuriy Zhirkov holds his head after going down REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar

Soccer Football - Europa League - Zenit Saint Petersburg vs FK Vardar - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 23, 2017 Vardar's Filip Gachevski looks dejected after coneding the second goal scored by Zenit St. Petersburg's Emiliano Rigoni REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

The Covert Agent: Kevin Muscat likely to be long-term Socceroos coach after European interim

EXCLUSIVE: Goal's resident spy reveals the Victory boss is favourite to take over the role, but not until after Russia

8 Players That Need To Move To Boost World Cup Hopes

We look at eight players who need January moves to boost their chances of going to next summer's World Cup in Russia

8 Players That Need To Move To Boost World Cup Hopes

We look at eight players who need January moves to boost their chances of going to next summer's World Cup in Russia

8 Players That Need To Move To Boost World Cup Hopes

We look at eight players who need January moves to boost their chances of going to next summer's World Cup in Russia

8 Players That Need To Move To Boost World Cup Hopes

We look at eight players who need January moves to boost their chances of going to next summer's World Cup in Russia

International Friendly - Russia vs Spain

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Russia vs Spain - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 14, 2017 Russia’s Vladimir Gabulov with manager Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov and Fedor Smolov REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Soccer Football - Russia training - International Friendly

Soccer Football - Russia training - International Friendly - Petrovsky Stadium, St. Petersburg, Russia - November 13, 2017 - Official balls of FIFA World Cup 2018, "Telstar 18", are pictured during Russia's training before friendly match against Spain. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

International Friendly - Russia vs Spain

Soccer Football - International Friendly - Russia vs Spain - Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - November 14, 2017 Russia’s Vladimir Gabulov with manager Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov and Fedor Smolov REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica

Soccer Football - Champions League - CSKA Moscow vs Benfica - VEB Arena, Moscow, Russia - November 22, 2017 CSKA Moscow’s Igor Akinfeev REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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