Chile will not report Peru & Colombia for alleged World Cup 'pact'

Chile will not report Peru & Colombia for alleged World Cup 'pact'

Chile will not report Peru & Colombia for alleged World Cup 'pact'

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.

The point, after all, was enough to clinch Colombia automatic qualification in fourth place with Peru guaranteed a play-off spot just a point behind.

In the next few hours, Peru's Foreign Affairs Ministry and its Zealand counterpart will start to speed up the visa delivery process, so that Peruvians can make it to Wellington to attend November's World Cup play-off in time.

With former Manchester United forward Radamel Falcao having found himself in the middle of match-fixing allegations after Colombia's final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, a Peru player has now revealed what the Colombian told him on the pitch.

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. "They knew what the situation was in the other games", Tapia told Panamericana TV.

"Out of all of them, that was a team that'd give us confidence".

Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has urged the country's football fans to "keep the faith" after the Blanquirroja kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1982.

"We have to enjoy this because we knew how to handle every moment, defiant and patient when it was necessary, overcoming injuries or poor performance". "For now, I am optimistic, we will go to the World Cup", he told the post-match media conference.

New Zealand has never beaten South American opposition, with three draws and 11 losses against team from that continent, but Hudson has faith that his team can engineer an upset. "We are aware of the reality and we know that we need to face it in the best possible way and change it".

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