How do Perú and El Salvador get to this game?
Perú will get to this game on a high, having won their first game in 2019 against Paraguay. That win ended a three-game winless streak, giving them an ego boost for this match and for the upcoming Copa América. It was just the second win for Gareca's men since the end of the FIFA World Cup.
The Central American side also gets to this game in high spirits, especially after securing their spot in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Their 2-0 win vs Jamaica last Saturday evening propelled Carlos de Los Cobos' men to the biggest competition in North America, where they will try to repeat their feat from 1977, where they ended in third place of the competition.
Perú vs El Salvador - Head-to-head
This will be the 5th game between Peru and El Salvador.
The last game between these teams took place in 2016. La Franjirroja claimed the win with a 3-1 score.
El Salvador's only win against Perú took place in a friendly match back in 2009. The game ended with a 1-0 win for Los Cuscatlecos.
Peru has won three of their four matches against El Salvador.
There have been 13 goals scored in four games between these teams. Perú has scored ten of those.
Perú vs El Salvador on social media
The Peruvian side became one of the most popular around the globe following their 2018 WC Qualification. Added to their usual following in their home country, several fans abroad are keen on getting close to La Franjirroja's players, and the team's Twitter feed showed just that in some of their recent tweets.
"The players from the Peruvian team shared a few moments with their fans after our practice. Because when la Blanquirroja plays, we are all playing! #GoPeru"
Perú vs El Salvador - Players to watch
Christian Cueva - This talented midfielder who plays for Santos in Brazil is one of the main references for coach Gareca, especially since Paolo Guerrero is not around. He has scored over nine goals with the South American side, but his dribbling and leadership skills are the real deal for Peru when times get tough.
Broadcast info - Perú vs El Salvador
In Perú: Movistar Deportes Perú.
In El Salvador: EsMiTV.
In France: beIN Sports MAX 5, beIN Sports CONNECT.
Peru vs El Salvador Broadcast Information
Stadium: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (Washington, District of Columbia)
El Salvador: EsMiTv
France: beIN Sports MAX 5, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Peru: Movistar Deportes Peru