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Peru’s Olympic icon to face trial for corruption
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jan 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru’s Olympic icon to face trial for corruption

Peru’s seven-time Olympian shooter Francisco Boza faces up to five years in jail on charges of collusion and criminal conspiracy. The 1984 silver medalist who was Peru’s flag bearer at the  Full Article »

Peru’s former soccer chief extradited to US, pleads not guilty
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Dec 3, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s former soccer chief extradited to US, pleads not guilty

Manuel Burga, the former president of the Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF), plead not guilty to corruption charges in a U.S. court after being extradited from Peru on Friday morning. As the head of  Full Article »

Luck and persistence take Peru to Copa America quarterfinals
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 15, 2016 1 comment

Luck and persistence take Peru to Copa America quarterfinals

Peru has emerged from group play with two shaky victories over Brazil and Haiti to advance to the elimination stage in the Copa America Centenario. After an unimpressive victory over  Full Article »

Peru to extradite soccer boss to US on FIFA corruption charges
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 3, 2016 1 comment

Peru to extradite soccer boss to US on FIFA corruption charges

A court in Peru has approved the extradition of former Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF) director Manuel Burga to the United States. Judge Javier Villa ruled that Burga could be extradited  Full Article »

Peru national soccer team named for Copa America Centenario
Posted by Colin Post on May 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru national soccer team named for Copa America Centenario

The Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF) has named the official national selection for the centennial Copa America tournament in the United States. Team manager Ricardo Gareca surprised Peru’s sports fans in  Full Article »

Paolo Guerrero becomes Peru’s top goal-scorer of all time
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 25, 2016 1 comment

Paolo Guerrero becomes Peru’s top goal-scorer of all time

Striker Paolo Guerrero scored his 27th career goal for Peru’s national team against Venezuela to surpass Teofilo Cubillas as Peru’s top scorer of all time. Peru tied Venezuela 2-2 in  Full Article »

Peru swimmer barred from 2016 Olympics for doping
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru swimmer barred from 2016 Olympics for doping

Peruvian swimmer Mauricio Fiol has been banned from swimming competitions for four years after testing positive for steroids in the 2015 Panamerican Games. The International Federation of Swimming (FINA) issued  Full Article »

Arequipa club wins Peru’s soccer league championship
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Arequipa club wins Peru’s soccer league championship

The Arequipa-based FBC Melgar defeated Lima club, Sporting Cristal, 3-2 last night to win the 2015 Peruvian soccer league championship. The championship is FBC Melgar’s first in 34 years and  Full Article »

Peru set to extradite FIFA executive to US
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 7, 2015 1 comment

Peru set to extradite FIFA executive to US

Police in Peru have detained former Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF) chief Manuel Burga in anticipation of extraditing him to the United States. Burga was arrested Friday night at his home  Full Article »