Peru boss eyes World Cup place
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The coach of Peruvian national team coach says his charges have their eye on one of those places.
"I have everything clear in my head," said Autuori. "We are working for getting one of those places that South America will have in the World Cup in Germany 2006.
"I think it's totally unfair that South America only gets five places, seen as how we have won more World Cups.
"I don't agree with the decision that Brazil don't go directly to the next World Cup after winning the last tournament. They deserve it because they are the champions.
"In addition, the public deserves to see the last champion and that could maybe be taken away from them."
In other news, Autuori has called up several players not domestically based for the friendly against Chile on March 30 in Santiago, but will be unavailable for the return match in Lima on April 2.
Claudio Pizarro (Bayern Munich), Nolberto Solano (Newcastle United), Miguel Rebosio (Zaragoza), Roberto Palacios (Moreila), John Galliquio (Cruz Azul) and Martin Hidalgo (Saturn) all make the squad for the first game against their South American rivals.