Columbia's Radamel Falcao admits discussing draw with Peru's Renato Tapia

Columbia's Radamel Falcao admits discussing draw with Peru's Renato Tapia

In a tense game in front of a large, hostile crowd, Colombia tied Peru in Lima to advance to the 2018 World Cup.

However, Peru midfielder Renato Tapia has revealed Falcao urged them to take their foot off the gas in the final few minutes of the encounter after informing the players that the 1-1 result would suit both team's World Cup aspirations.

Peru's Renato Tapia has revealed that Falcao informed him that both Colombia and Peru would qualify if the scoreline didn't change, although he denied that a deal had been agreed not to go for a victor.

Back-to-back Copa America winners Chile were the side who missed out on the chance to qualify for Russian Federation as a result of Colombia and Peru's draw.

There was an absolutely freakish ending to the World Cup qualifying clash between Colombia and Peru last night. They knew what the situation was in the other games. "With Duvan in his first game, we need him with his power", Pekerman said post-match.

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He told Colombian outlet Win Sports: "I believe that Colombia today can play against anyone".

"We needed to win, them too".

What do you make of what happened between Falcao and Peru's players?

While this extraordinary footage at this time has not provided clear-cut evidence of any wrongdoing, it may be something Federation Internationale de Football Association will look further into in the coming days.

Peru's hopes of ending their 36-year absence from the World Cup remain alive after they edged into fifth to earn a winner-takes-all two-legged intercontinental play-off against New Zealand. Let us know in the comments section below!

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