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

Peru vs Colombia

Peru vs Colombia

In the latter stages the tie did indeed wind down to a stalemate, with Colombia qualifying as a result and Peru set to enter the play-off phase for a place in the competition.

They appeared destined for the exit door until the 76th minute, but revived their hopes of a first World Cup finals appearance since 1982 when Brazil-based striker Paolo Guerrero nabbed a crucial equaliser.

"I've never seen Peru in a World Cup, but I'm certain we're going to make it this time with strength and tenacity".

With news circulating the arena that Brazil had taken the lead against Chile, and Lionel Messi was dragging Argentina to Russian Federation singlehandedly, nerves were high as Peru searched for an equalizer.

Peru will now go up against New Zealand in a two-legged encounter with the victor guaranteed a place at next summer's tournament.

Falcao said: "We knew what was happening in the other matches, we were playing with [knowledge of] other results and in that moment [I tried] to transmit that". The game was managed as it had to be managed.

The first leg will be played in New Zealand on November 6 with the return fixture scheduled for November 14 in Lima.

New Zealand Football CEO Andy Martin says both sides want to ensure they get as much recovery and preparation time as possible.

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Peru ended up with a goal difference of +1 and Chile -1 as Ricardo Gareca's team march on.

As for the rest of the group, Argentina fought back to win 3-1 after going 1-0 down against Ecuador thanks to a Lionel Messi hattrick.

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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