Peru vs Chile live updates: Claudio Bravo and Paolo Guerrero make Copa America history in 0-0 draw

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Paolo Guerrero is almost certainly the only player in world football to have cited evidence relating to three frozen Inca child mummies in his defence in a doping case…

Child mummies aside, Guerrero is a legendary figure in South American football. He has been Peru’s star man for the best part of two decades, and scored the goal that gave Brazilian side Corinthians a historic World Club Cup success against Chelsea in 2012. Whether he still has anything to offer is another question altogether: he hasn’t scored from open play for Peru since the 2019 Copa America.

The mummy defence did underline one important point: everyone is innocent until Peruvian guilty.

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The wild career of Paolo Guerrero – failed drugs test, Inca mummies and captaining Peru at 40

First appeared on www.nytimes.com

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