Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Jaw-dropping Footage Appears To Show Falcao Negotiating Draw With Peru Players

Jaw-dropping Footage Appears To Show Falcao Negotiating Draw With Peru Players

While Colombia march on to Russia, Peru will only secure their ticket if they can successfully negotiate an inter-confederation play-off clash with New Zealand in November. Their captain and all-time leading goalscorer Paolo Guerrero.

Argentina qualified for the World Cup courtesy Lionel Messi's hat-trick against Ecuador.

After Falcao's message was passed around the team, the Peru players played out the final minute of the match passing the ball around the defence before the referee blew the final whistle.

Of those sides, Peru are the weakest on paper and had the least aura.

"We knew what was happening in the other matches, we were playing with (the knowledge of) the other results and in that moment (I tried) to transmit that (to Peru)", Falcao said, per the Telegraph. The game was managed as it had to be managed. Ricardo Gareca's side will now prepare to face New Zealand over a two-legged play-off.

Despite Hudson's fighting words, the Ricardo Gareca-coached Peru are 12th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, while New Zealand are ranked 113th.

The first leg will be played in Wellington on either November 10 or 11, with the date to be set in stone by Federation Internationale de Football Association in the coming days.

Former Newcastle and Aston Villa midfielder Nolberto Solano, who is now a member of the Peruvian coaching team, said: "We needed to win, them too".

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

Chile went down 3-0 against Brazil and ended up finishing below Peru on goal difference.

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Ranked 12th in the world, Peru were confirmed as the opposition for the world No 113 All Whites in next month's intercontinental playoff after finishing fifth following the final round of South American qualifying matches on Wednesday.

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