Football fans greeted the Peruvian national squad at Lima airport on Thursday, giving a warm welcome to the team who despite their elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, managed a 2-0 victory against Australia. Fans chanted, played instruments, and some exuded so much excitement that the police had to push them as they tried to get closer to the football players. «Our team has made us sing... Еще! Two goals and [that they went] to the World Cup after 36 years, that is the pride of Peru,» football fan Santiago Rojas said ecstatically. Jubilant fans praised the country's first World Cup victory in almost 40 years, despite failing to make it to the tournament's final round of 16.