- Associated Press - Saturday, October 14, 2017

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand and Peru have confirmed dates for their FIFA World Cup inter-continental playoff matches next month.

The nations’ capital cities will host the matches with the first leg in Wellington on Saturday, Nov. 11 and the second leg at the Estadio Nacional in Lima on Nov. 15.

The winner progresses to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. New Zealand qualified for the playoff after winning the Oceania qualifying series while Peru finished fifth behind Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia in the CONMEBOL qualifying series, edging Chile out of the playoff on goals differential.

The return match was expected to be played by Nov. 14 but FIFA extended the window for the series by a day because of the extensive travel involved.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide