Soccer-Pizarro winner gives Peru hope (Reuters)

LIMA, June 7 (Reuters) – Claudio Pizarro struck early to hand Peru a 1-0 home win over Ecuador that keeps alive their hopes of reaching the World Cup finals for the first time since 1982. Pizarro scored in the 12th minute when he controlled midfielder Juan Vargas’s cross with his back to goal and sent an overhead kick inside the far post. The victory saw Peru climb above Uruguay into sixth place with 14 points from 11 matches. …

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