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09/04/2010

Peru defeats Canada 2-0

With far less mayhem and noise than a TFC match, Team Canada lost a friendly with the National soccer team of Peru 2-0 at BMO Field  Saturday.

Soccer to us, and football to the Peruvians, continues to amaze this  photographer. With far more hockey and basketball, heck even more  curling than soccer under my belt, I struggle to find the flow of the so called  beautiful game.

The pace varies greatly from under 21 FIFA ,to MLSE, to today's  National teams going at it. Canada did well in the first half keeping the score to nil each side but could not keep pace with the heavily fan-supported Peru team.

With fan support growing for soccer, the photographers here will have to get more familiar with the nuances of the biggest game in the world, but boy it is nice to feel the chill in the air. Go Leafs Go!

Enjoy the extra pics!

Rene Johnston

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Dwayne De Rosario of the Canadian National soccer team tries to get around the defence of Carlos Zambrano ( l) of the Peru National Team in second half action in a friendly in Toronto on Saturday.(Rene Johnston/Toronto Star)

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Canadian National soccer team players (l) Atiba Hutchinson (13) and Paul Stalteri ( r) get the defence going against Luis Advincula of the Peru National Team in first half action in a friendly in Toronto on Saturday.(Rene Johnston/Toronto Star)

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Rob Friend of Canadian National soccer team gets pulled down by Santiago Acasiete of the Peru National Team in first half action in a friendly in Toronto on Saturday.(Rene Johnston/Toronto Star)

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Paul Stalteri of the Canadian National soccer team makes the tackle on Luis Advincula of the Peru National Team in first half action in a friendly in Toronto on Saturday.(Rene Johnston/Toronto Star)

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Canadian Julian de Guzman gets tackled by Jose Carlos Fernandez (20 right) of the Peru National Team in first half action in a friendly in Toronto on Saturday.(Rene Johnston/Toronto Star)

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Canadian National soccer team goalie Lars Hirschfeld tries to keep the ball out of the net with help from Kevin McKenna (red low 5) as Jefferson Farfan (17) of the the Peru National Team in second half action in a friendly in Toronto on Saturday.(Rene Johnston/Toronto Star)

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Dwayne De Rosario Canadian National soccer team looked dejected after the second goal by the Peru National Team in second half action in a friendly in Toronto on Saturday.(Rene Johnston/Toronto Star)

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Dwayne De Rosario of the Canadian National soccer team drives the ball to the net against the Peru National Team in second half action in a friendly in Toronto on Saturday.(Rene Johnston/Toronto Star)

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Canadian National soccer team member Simeon Jackson gets way up for the header against Santiago Acasiete ( r 3) of the Peru National Team in second half action in a friendly in Toronto on Saturday.(Rene Johnston/Toronto Star)

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Canadian National soccer team member Paul Stalteri (r) looks dejected as the Peru National Team celebrates a goal in second half action in a friendly in Toronto on Saturday.(Rene Johnston/Toronto Star)

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