Relieved Pekerman applauds debutant Zapata

Jose Pekerman singled out debutant Duvan Zapata after Colombia earned a 1-1 draw with Peru to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday.

Facing direct competition for the final South American qualifying spots, Colombia took the lead in Lima through James Rodriguez, before Paulo Guerrero's free-kick clinched a play-off berth for Peru.

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