Peru and Togo go head-to-head at the Suwon Sports Complex on Tuesday, with both sides keen to build on their promising starts to Korea 2007. Three points for the Incaico outfit would ensure their place in the Round of 16, while their African opponents must avoid defeat to stay in the hunt.
On the back of their 1-0 opening-game win over the host nation, Peru are within touching distance of qualifying for the second round of a FIFA tournament for the first time since the 1978 FIFA World Cup Argentina. Togo, meanwhile, having shipped a late equaliser against Costa Rica in their opener, are aiming for all three points this time around.
Neither team have any players suspended, although Peru will have to do without combative left-back Jersi Socola, who was withdrawn against Korea Republic after picking up a knock.
Peru and Togo have never played each other at any age level, in competitive or friendly action. However, Peruvian national teams have yet to lose against African opponents in any age category, in four encounters thus far.
"The team's attitude and work ethic in the first game were very good. These players give it their all out on the pitch and really look out for each other. Us Peruvians ought to be very proud of this squad. I'm sure we'll show the same level of determination against Togo." Juan Jose Ore, Peru coach.
"Peru are a very compact side with a couple of star men, Reimond Manco being the outstanding figure. At the moment my players are a bit down after the result against Costa Rica, but we've still got time to get them thinking positively." Paul Sauter, Togo coach.