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Trending: World Cup lineup complete; Italy sack Gian Piero Ventura

Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos propelled Peru to the final spot at Russia 2018 with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand.
After Italy failed to make their first World Cup since 1958, Scott Van Pelt thinks a separate event may be worth exploring.

Thursday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending …

WORLD CUP: Peru booked the final spot in the 2018 World Cup with a 2-0 win against New Zealand on Wednesday night in Lima.

– The seedings for the 2018 World Cup finals draw can now be confirmed after Peru booked the 32nd and last place at next summer's tournament in Russia.

Alexis Sanchez and Gareth Bale headline a host of big names who will be absent from next summer's World Cup after their countries failed to qualify.

ITALY: Gian Piero Ventura has been sacked as coach of Italy after failing to guide them to next summer's World Cup, the Italian Football Federation has announced.

MAN UNITED: Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has made his comeback after 209 days out injured.

– Marouane Fellaini will not be sold in January even if that means Manchester United lose the midfielder on a free transfer in the summer, sources have told ESPN FC.

– WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo's only option is United if he leaves Real Madrid.

BELGIUM: Romelu Lukaku will have to wait to become his country's all-time top goal scorer — despite Belgium already proclaiming him to be the record holder.

– Belgium's friendly game against with Japan in Bruges on Wednesday was almost called off due to a terrorist threat.

MLS: A meeting to try to keep Columbus Crew SC from moving the franchise to Austin, Texas, ended in acrimony on Tuesday.

Clint Dempsey has signed a new contract with the Seattle Sounders, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

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