You know the old saying; Just when all hope is lost, a Peruvian congresswoman throws you a bone.
Well, it could catch on in Italy, with reports from Peruvian outlet Libero claiming Peru could be kicked out of the upcoming World Cup, after congresswoman Paloma Noceda proposed a new law that will put the nation’s football federation under the control of the State.
Apparently, the folks over at FIFA aren’t too hot on the idea – and it could spell bad news for the South American nation.
Noceda – who is the President of the Commission for Instruction, Youth and Sport – has seemingly proposed a law to make the Federation part of the Peruvian Institute for Sport.
But the new bill clashes with FIFA’s rule book – and could end up seeing Peru kicked out of international tournaments, with presumably another nation taking their place in the upcoming World Cup.
And according to the folks over at Football Italia (who have no reason to be biased at all) Italy could end up being the beneficiaries.
As we all know, the Azzurri failed to get into the tournament after losing out to Sweden in the play-offs.
But if there’s a place available, they’d certainly be eyeing it.
However, for Italy to nab the place would surely depend on many different factors aligning and, quite frankly, we can’t see it happening.
Our best guess is that – if Peru do get told to take a hike by FIFA – another South American side will take their place.
So just to be safe, don’t book those Russia tickets just yet, Italy fans.