Peru eliminated from the World Cup after loss to France. Final score 1-0. pic.twitter.com/VBB1UlZYFT— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) June 21, 2018
The Peruvians have been a popular presence in Russia, with their masses of fans being the life and soul of the party wherever they have gone.
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After their World Cup exit was confirmed with one game still left to play, the Twitterati shed a collective tear.
France might win the game but Perú has won our hearts!— Alán Lopez (@alandinhio20) June 21, 2018
Peru have been one of the most enjoyable teams to watch so far, but it just hasn’t happened for them. Gutted for them 💔— Adam (@AdamPrince_) June 21, 2018
Pride seemed to be the overriding emotion for many Peruvians, as their team were knocked out of the tournament but had their heads held high at their first World Cup in 36 years.
Peru deserved more...peru deserved more. A loss is a loss, and soccer is unpredictable. We will be better and stronger in the next cup. Nevertherless, I am proud of the boys for holding their own, we should all be proud of them. QUE VIVA LA PATRIA CARAJO🇵🇪— Rodrigo Nakandakari (@rod_nakari) June 21, 2018
So proud that Peru came this far 🇵🇪♥️— Vanessa V (@vane_v342) June 21, 2018
Others turned to memes to express themselves after the Peruvians were sent packing.
It took us 36 years to get here and we came back. You walked away with 0 points but the love from your country could never go unseen. 🇵🇪❤️ ARRIBA PERÚ. My grandpa would’ve been proud. Much love for my Country— Jeanette 🦋 (@Ruby_forlife) June 21, 2018
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