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Teófilo Cubillas: the greatest Peruvian of them all

ON 3 JUNE 1978, Peruvian footballer Teófilo Cubillas broke the hearts of five million Scots with a set-piece of ineffable magic. Moments earlier, Cubillas stood 20-yards away from the Scottish goal, staring…

The Alianza Lima air disaster of 1987

In 1987, Peru lost its number one ranked club side and biggest hope for the future of the national team. We look back at the nation’s greatest footballing tragedy.

Peru, Cubillas and the 1970s

The 1970 World Cup finals are often cited as the birth of modern football. It was the first World Cup to be filmed for a colour television audience and the first real-time trans-Atlantic…