Lima: Peru national football coach Ricardo Gareca has said that he is “very concerned” Fifa may suspend the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) if the Andean nation’s Congress passes a law undermining Fifa’s authority over the FPF.

Gareca, credited for engineering Peru’s return to the World Cup in 2018 after a 36-year-long absence from the tournament, acknowledged in a press conference in Lima on Friday night that this is the first time he has worried about the future of the team since taking the job, reports Efe news.

“This never happened to me in all my tenure. I thought that things were going (to continue) getting better,” he said. Asked whether he would resign if football’s world governing body suspends the team, Gareca said that “no one has an assurance about what Fifa will decide.”