Thursday 18 July 2019

Gareca considers future

Group C: Peru 2 Australia 0

Out: Ricardo Gareca
Out: Ricardo Gareca

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca will take time to consider his future after his side bowed out of the World Cup with their first victory at the tournament in 40 years.

Andre Carrillo scored in the first half and Paolo Guerrero added a second after the break as the South Americans' tournament ended on a high with a 2-0 win over an Australia side that went out with a whimper.

Socceroos boss Bert van Marwijk's tenure is already scheduled to end but Gareca needs to think about whether he will continue.

"Whether I continue or not depends on many factors," he told his post-match press conference.

"There are times when you need to take stock personally and the Peruvian Football Federation also need to take stock.

"You need time to think things over with a cool head because the national team coach is a huge responsibility as you have an entire country on your shoulders for four years.

"To make that decision you need to be in a good place and analyse everything."

"We lost two matches but returned to victory and that is no small feat, but we did expect something bigger."

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