WC Qualifying South-America
After securing a spot at the 2018 World Cup, Peru coach Ricardo Gareca paid tribute to the nation's fans.
Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos scored as Peru qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1982.
Lionel Messi is from another planet but the star breaking Gabriel Batistuta's Argentina record annoyed the former striker.
With a ticket to Russia up for grabs, neither New Zealand nor Peru could break the deadlock at a sun-bathed Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
After dragging Argentina to the World Cup almost single-handedly, Lionel Messi has denied influencing his country's squad selection.
FIFA has punished five nations in Central and South America following homophobic chants in recent World Cup qualifiers.
Paolo Guerrero will miss Peru's crucial World Cup play-off with New Zealand after testing positive for a banned substance.
Diego Simeone is under no illusions that Lionel Messi is the world's best player after his recent one-man rescue job for Argentina.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger highlighted just how much Chile depend on his star forward Alexis Sanchez.
Final-day qualification heroics helped Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to reach the 2018 World Cup but other stars were not so fortunate.