Peru name Guerrero in World Cup squad

Flamengo striker Paolo Guerrero was called up by Peru for next month's World Cup

The Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF) confirmed that forward Paolo Guerrero will be called up to play in the World Cup.

"A team from the (FPF) will travel to Brazil to visit our player Jose Paolo Guerrero with the aim of taking protocol photos and making measurements for the official (suit) for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup," the FPF said in a short statement.

The visit was announced as the country awaits the ruling by the Sports Arbitration Court (TAS) regarding a lawsuit filed by Guerrero to annul his six-month FIFA-imposed suspension for doping, a punishment that ended on May 3.

Expectations on the matter are high in Peru because the World Anti-Doping Agency asked the TAS to extend the punishment for another two years, which - if allowed to occur - would prohibit Guerrero from participating in the Russia tourney.

The FPF on Saturday turned over its preliminary World Cup roster - including Guerrero - to FIFA.

"We sent the preliminary roster. You'll have to be patient about getting the official one, which the coach will provide in a press conference," FPF official Antonio Garcia Pye said Saturday during a show streamed on Facebook by reporter Fernando Egusquiza.

National team coach Ricardo Gareca wants to "present an adjusted roster" once he has made the final picks, Garcia Pye said.

The Peruvian national soccer team will bid farewell to fans on May 28 with a friendly against Scotland at Lima's National Stadium.

The team will travel to Austria to work on final preparations for the World Cup, playing friendlies against Saudi Arabia on June 3 and Sweden on June 9.