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Peru President Declares National Holiday for World Cup Qualifier

On Tuesday October 10, the President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, declared a national holiday and allowed public sector employees to leave work at 16:00 to support their soccer team in the World Cup qualifying match against Colombia.


The President tweeted“Our team plays today and we want to encourage our men. I declare half a day of work so we can all chant Arriba Peru!” as well as: “Today all of Peru is with the team. Workers from the public sector will be able to support our guys from 4 p.m. Arriba Peru!”

Following the match, video footage emerged of players on both sides apparently conspiring to fix their qualifier to end in a draw, which it did (1-1). Investigations continue into the alleged match fixing.

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Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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