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|Peru's Paolo Guerrero (L) and Colombia's Oscar Murillo (R) react during the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier match Tommy Hunter Jersey , at the National Stadium of Lima, in Lima, Peru, on Oct. 10, 2017. The match ended in a draw 1-1. (XinhuaCarlos LezamaANDINA)
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LIMA Steven Souza Jersey , Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has urged the country's football fans to "keep the faith" after the Blanquirroja kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1982.
Peru secured fifth spot in the 10-team South American zone's final standings with a 1-1 home draw against Colombia on Tuesday, guaranteeing an intercontinental playoff against New Zealand.
The teams will play a two-legged home and away tie in November for a berth in football's premier event in Russia next year.
"The message I have to supporters is that they shouldn't stop believing. Be confident and keep faith in us," Gareca told reporters.
"To be in this position was one of our targets for the qualifiers. There's 180 minutes left. We know that it is difficult but we know that it is up to us."
If Peru qualify, it would represent a curious twist of fate for Gareca. It was the Argentine who killed off Peru's hopes of earning a place in the 1986 World Cup with his late goal in a decisive qualifier in Buenos Aires.
Peru has clearly forgiven the 59-year-old, who has overseen a stark change of fortunes for the national team.
Having looked destined to miss the World Cup after a 2-1 loss to Chile in Santiago a year ago Matt Duffy Jersey , Peru are now one of the region's most in-form sides and are unbeaten in their past six matches.
They have also had their share of luck. Earlier this year they were aided by a FIFA decision to strip Bolivia of their 2-0 victory over the Blanquirroja in La Paz for fielding an ineligible player. The three points awarded to Peru proved pivotal in CONMEBOL's final standings.
The optimism surrounding the Andean nation's qualifying hopes was shared by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who took to social media to thank Gareca and his players while rallying Peruvians to get behind the team.
"Guys, thanks for the happiness, we are still in the race," he wrote. "Now let's prepare because success is guaranteed. Let's go Peru!"
TOKYO Logan Forsythe Jersey , Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's dissolving the lower house of parliament Thursday and calling a snap election for Oct. 22 was supposed to be a straightforward piece of political brinkmanship aimed at seeing his grip on parliament tightened and his tenure at the helm extended.
Abe has seen the support rate for his cabinet tumble to historic lows following a string of gaffes and blunders linked to his ruling Liberal Democratic Party's and Komeito coalition ally's representatives.
None more so than a double cronyism scandal implicating the Japanese leader himself in both a cut price land deal which favored a nationalist school operator with alleged links to the prime minister, and favoritism shown to a personal friend of Abe in the selection of a veterinary school to be opened in a special deregulated zone in Japan.
"In theory, Abe has more than a year left in office, but he is aware of the fact that his support levels are unlikely to improve much more," said Koichi Nakano Kevin Kiermaier Jersey , a professor of Japanese politics at Tokyo's Sophia University.
"He has been pushed into a corner by the scandals and he is afraid that once parliament is reconvened, he will face further questioning and another sharp drop in the polls," asserted Nakano.
But no sooner had Abe believed he had ridden the waves of controversy and seen his support rate increase somewhat, he opted to call a snap election and in doing so made sure there would be no parliamentary session at which the opposition parties could take Abe to task over the alleged scandals, political commentators here said.
"There is nothing coincidental about the timing of Abe calling the snap election. As things stood at the time Joe Maddon Jersey , his support ratings weren't that bad and the main opposition Democratic Party, under its new leader Seiji Maehara, was in a state of disarray with its members defecting to join other parties," Asian affairs commentator Kaoru Imori told Xinhua.
Imori added that while there were embryonic signs, no one could have predicted the extent to which the opposition camp Evan Longoria Jersey , with their backs against the wall numerically speaking, could bring about such a monumental realignment that has taken Abe and his ruling LDP-led coalition aback.
Along with other commentators, Imori said that political insiders had been keeping a keen eye on popular Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike who announced she will launch a new national political party called "Kibou No To," which means Party of Hope in English.
The Tokyo Gov.'s move follows Koike's Tomin First no Kai's (Tokyoites First party) sweeping victory in the Tokyo metropolitan assembly race in July, which saw off challenges from rival parties Drew Smyly Jersey , including the ruling LDP, which Abe is also the president of.
The Tokyo metropolitan assembly race is widely regarded as a barometer for the future direction of national politics and triggered rumors among political insiders that Koike was eyeing a return to national politics after her landslide win.
Koike, certainly not a political novice, served as a lower house member between 1993 and 2016 at which time she resigned to run in the gubernatorial election, which she won.
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But of further concern to Abe and the ruling bloc, aside from her political pedigree and a small opposition party formed mainly from defectors from the Democratic Party, has been something akin to a wholesale realignme
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