New Zealand-based Peruvians welcomed their national soccer team to New Zealand for their World Cup qualifier against the All Whites in Wellington on Saturday
SHOWS: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (NOVEMBER 7, 2017) (TVNZ - Broadcasters: NO ACCESS NEW ZEALAND Digital: NO ACCESS NEW ZEALAND INTERNET SITES / ANY INTERNET SITE OF ANY NEW ZEALAND OR AUSTRALIAN BASED MEDIA ORGANISATIONS OR MOBILE PLATFORMS) 1. VARIOUS OF PERUVIAN NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM FANS CHEERING AND DANCING AT AIRPORT 2. PERUVIAN NATIONAL SOCCER DELEGATION WALKING INTO ARRIVALS TERMINAL 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PERUVIAN SOCCER FAN SAYING: "We have to win. The Peruvians have to win. We have to go to Russia." 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PERUVIAN SOCCER FAN SAYING: "I've been here 11 years and I am a New Zealand citizen and I always support the All Whites but in this time, it's like oh my gosh what should I do? And of course I have to support Peru. Sorry New Zealand." 4. PERUVIAN NATIONAL SOCCER DELEGATION WALKING INTO ARRIVALS TERMINAL 5. PERUVIAN NATIONAL SOCCER DELEGATION WALKING INTO ARRIVALS TERMINAL AND FANS CHEERING BEHIND BARRICADE 6. PERUVIAN NATIONAL SOCCER DELEGATION GETTING ON TEAM BUS 7. SECURITY FORMING A HUMAN BARRIER BETWEEN THE BUS AND FANS 8. FANS CHEERING AND WAVING BESIDE BUS 9. PERUVIAN NATIONAL SOCCER DELEGATION GETTING ON TEAM BUS 10. VARIOUS OF FAN CHEERING AND WAVING AT BUS STORY: The Peruvian national soccer team arrived in Auckland on Tuesday (November 7) ahead of their World Cup qualifier against the New Zealand All Whites on Saturday (November 11). The delegation was welcomed by fans cheering, dancing and singing at the Auckland Airport arrivals terminal. The suspension of Peru captain Paolo Guerrero for their World Cup playoff is a massive blow to the South American side but New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson says it does not make the All Whites' task any easier. Peru's chances of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1982 were dealt a major setback after soccer's governing body FIFA provisionally suspended Guerrero for failing a doping test. The 33-year-old, Peru's all-time top scorer, netted six goals in the qualifying stage to lead his country to the intercontinental playoff. The return leg will be held at the Estadio Nacional de Lima in Peru's capital on November 15.