Former Manchester United and Chelsea player Radamel Falcao is believed to have engineered the draw between Colombia and Peru in order to create a situation where both teams would qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Did you catch the action?
Wednesday morning's round of qualifiers in South America were nothing if not full of drama, from Messi’s iconic hat-trick to Chile's devastating defeat that will see them miss out on the World Cup. Now there's another narrative emerging. Reports claim that Radamel Falcao persuaded the Peruvian players to agree to a draw during the game in order for both teams to be placed fourth and fifth respectively, giving Colombia automatic qualification while Peru would make it through to the playoffs and remain in the mix as well.
A video showing the AS Monaco striker covering his mouth while speaking to a few players from the opposition has been making the rounds on social media, although the only audio that can be heard is the commentator's voice, so one cannot say for sure what was being discussed.
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Falcao seemingly asking the Peru players to settle for a draw so that they both qualify... match fixing? pic.twitter.com/toRNht2Ect