Radamel Falcao admits discussing draw with Peru players

Radamel Falcao admits discussing draw with Peru players

That result saw Colombia finish fourth in the South America qualifying group, gaining an automatic place for Russian Federation 2018, with fifth-place Peru gaining a play-off match against New Zealand.

The Monaco striker denied accusations he tried to strike a deal with Peru players to see out a draw and both sides fought to the bitter end.

Several South American media outlets have published photos of the moment, referring to it as the "Lima Pact".

With Chile and Paraguay (who both lost their final games) also in contention for at least a play-off place, a draw between Colombia and Peru would have suited both teams, given that the play-off opponents are the unheralded New Zealand.

But despite rumours that the ANFP would report both sides to Federation Internationale de Football Association for manipulating the result, vice-president Andres Fazio Molina confirmed Chile would take no action.

With Falcao having since been accused of match-fixing, Peru midfielder Renato Tapia has now revealed what the former United striker told him on the pitch.

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"In the last five minutes, the Colombians approached us".

"The last game against Japan was better than the previous games (at the Confederations Cup) - we get our belief from that, knowing we can compete and bearing in mind all of those have been away", Hudson said.

The Chilean FA's vice-president has confirmed that the body will not report Peru and Colombia to Federation Internationale de Football Association over an alleged pact struck to send both teams through World Cup qualifying at the Roja's expense. "They knew what the situation was in the other games", Tapia told local TV via Fox Sports Asia.

Although a win for Peru would have given them automatic qualification, had they conceded one more goal they would have been out altogether.

"I think we could do a bit more against Colombia, I would have liked to win and qualify directly for Russian Federation. What pact? That's speculation", he said.

"Obviously, at the end, we knew what the other results were and you tell yourself, 'Calm it down a bit, we mustn't take any risks'".

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