Captain Paolo Guerrero

Peru captain cleared for World Cup

The Swiss Federal Tribunal said in a statement on Friday (NZ time) that the 34-year-old would suffer "if he saw himself prevented from participating in a competition that will be the culmination of his career as a footballer, given that he did not act intentionally or with significant negligence."

Guerrero is now free to lead his country in their first World Cup appearance for 36 years. They face France, Australia and Denmark in Group C at the finals which start on June 14.