Peruvian shamans conduct ‘victory ceremony’ to help their national side qualify for the World Cup and claim that a hallucinogenic brew has shown that their team ‘will be in Qatar’ ahead of crucial playoff against Australia
- A group of Peruvian shamans have performed a ‘victory ceremony’ for their team
- Peru have a crucial World Cup play-off game against Australia on Monday
- The shamans performed the ritual with pictures of the national team present
- They claim a hallucinogenic brew has shown that their team ‘will be in Qatar’
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A group of Peruvian shamans have performed a ‘victory ceremony’ to help their national team qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
Peru, who are 22nd in the FIFA world rankings, face Australia on Monday night in the AFC-CONMEBOL Inter-Confederation Playoff Final with a place in Qatar on the line.
The shamans conducted the ritual with pictures of the national team present and claim that they have seen that ‘Peru will be in Qatar’.
A group of Peruvian shamans performed a ‘victory ceremony’ for their national football team
The shamans conducted rituals involving smoke, flowers and music to help their side
Shaman Walter Alarcon said: ‘We have carried out a Peruvian victory ceremony. We have summoned all the shamans at a national level.
‘There are 13 shamans because Peru plays Australia on the 13 June, and we have foreseen Peru passing to the next round.
‘Peru will be in Qatar for the World Cup because we have seen people’s joy, after taking ayahuasca plants.’
They also had a picture of the Australian national team that they poked with swords, as one of the indigenous shamans blew a traditional wind instrument known as a pututo.
The shamans also had a picture of the Australian national team that they poked with a sword
They claim that the ceremony will help Peru win in the AFC-CONMEBOL Playoff Final
Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic brew used as ceremonial spiritual medicine by shamans in the Amazon for centuries.
People who have consumed ayahuasca report having mystical experiences and spiritual revelations regarding their purpose on earth.
Peru took part in their first World Cup for 36 years at the most recent tournament in 2018 – where there only group stage win came as a 2-0 victory over upcoming opponents Australia.
The Peru team celebrate after beating Paraguay in their last World Cup qualification game
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