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

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The match stood at 1-1 at the time, meaning Colombia had qualified automatically for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation while Peru would secure a place in the play offs, where they would meet New Zealand for a spot.

The two nations played out a 1-1 draw in their final qualifier this week, which earned the Colombians their place at the Russian Federation showpiece while Peru are through to the playoffs, ahead of Chile on goal difference.

Radamel Falcao has denied accusations he brokered a pact between his Colombia side and Peru in Tuesday's final CONMEBOL qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup that saw the match end in a 1-1 draw that benefited both sides.

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Peru equalised in the match through national hero Pablo Guerrero in the 76 minute, presenting both sides with a favourable tied scoreline.

Falcao admitted after the game that such conversations had gone on on the field.

"We were focussed on the game and then in the final five minutes the Colombians approached us", he told Panamericana Television.

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Chile's 3-0 loss in Brazil meant the South American champions miss out on Russian Federation due to goal difference.

Tapia also said the result had been discussed on the field but also said his team would always play to win.

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.

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Former Newcastle winger Nolberto Solano said: "We needed to win, them too". They knew what the situation was in the other games.

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