FINALS / QUALIFYING CAMPAIGNS
FIRST FWC: 1930 LAST FWC: 1982
BEST ACHIEVEMENT: Quarter-finals 1970, 1978
A former Argentina international, Gareca was appointed Peru coach in 2015 after stints with various clubs throughout South America. Nicknamed El Tigre, he has made history by leading La Blanquirroja to their first FIFA World Cup in 36 years.
Although he is now 33, Farfan proved himself to be as important as ever to the Peruvian cause during Russia 2018 qualifying. The experienced forward contributed vital goals, most notably in the win over Paraguay and the play-off victory over New Zealand and is now looking forward to his first World Cup.