All Whites World Cup qualifying opponent could change subject to Chilean appeal

Peru vs Ecuador World Cup Qualifiers

Falcao was caught on camera speaking to opposition players towards the end of the qualifier in Lima and covering his mouth with his hand, apparently to prevent any observers from lip-reading.

South American media published photos of the moment and dubbed it the "Lima Pact".

The draw meant Colombia gained automatic qualification for the world cup in Russian Federation next year while Peru went through to an inter-continental elimination match against New Zealand.

The coach also re-iterated his preference for the home leg to be staged on Saturday November 11, though the final date and time will only be confirmed after discussions between Fifa and the two national federations.

With Chile losing convincingly to Brazil, their 1-1 scoreline would secure automatic qualification for Colombia and a play-off berth for Peru.

"I think [Saturday] is better for all involved and even for Peru - they would want that".

Twitter went insane on the last few days over a picture of Falcao discussing with Tapia over what some people assumed a match fixing!

"We know that they are going to be two very hard matches", Guerrero, who plays his club football for Brazil's Flamengo, told reporters.

Such a thing is frowned upon, but commonplace in tournament football at the end of games when both teams need a draw to progress.

"I spoke to Radamel and he told me that we were both in, but this is football we always want to win and we are happy for that", the Feyenoord midfielder told El Bocon. "What pact? That's speculation", he told RPP radio station.

Nobody was more furious than Chileans, some of whom felt match-fixing had taken place.

The ball did not cross the line but a goal was given and Panama went on to qualify ahead of the United States.

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