New Zealand miss out on World Cup after falling to Peru

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    The All Whites have fallen at the final hurdle of their run to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, going down 2-0 to Peru in their playoff second leg in Lima.

    Goals in either half to Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos broke the Kiwis’ hearts in what was a resolute but ultimately uninspiring performance.

    Los Incas – who win 2-0 on aggregate after a 0-0 draw in Wellington – will go to the Cup for the first time since 1982 while New Zealand will miss football’s showpiece once again, having only ever qualified in 1982 and 2010.

    © AAP 2017