Opponent Reveals What Falcao Told Him Amid Match-Fixing Allegations

Peru vs Colombia

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Radamel Falcao admits that he attempted to persuade opposition players to play out a draw late on in Colombia's meeting with Peru as the result suited both teams.

Tuesday saw the South American pair draw 1-1 in their final qualifier in Lima, a result that put Colombia into Russian Federation 2018 automatically while sealing Peru a spot in the inter-continental play-off against New Zealand.

Colombia and Peru played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw in Lima, with the visitors going ahead via a James Rodriguez goal assisted by Falcao himself.

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

Both teams faced an emotional game, and while Colombia played its heart-out until the final minutes, in Quito, Argentina's Lionel Messi scored three goals against Ecuador, securing the Albiceleste's place in Russian Federation 2018. This, however, never materialized, and both teams were happy to take it easy in the closing stages of the match.

With only minutes left, Colombian striker Radamel Falcao was spotted talking to the Peru players, and many have speculated online that he might have been explaining the outcome of the current standings.

"The match was very tight, we suffered a lot but in the end we did it".

Peruvians celebrated, realizing that they are on the brink of qualifying for the World Cup after drawing with Colombia.

"We needed to win, them too".

"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. "They knew what the situation was in the other games", Tapia told local TV via Fox Sports Asia.

"I spoke with Falcao and he said to me that we were both in, so there was happiness about that".

"It is a baseless rumour, no measure will be taken against Peru and Colombia", the official told Blu Radio.

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