Colombia qualifies for Russian Federation 2018 World Cup on final matchday against Peru

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In a helter-skelter final round of South American qualifying, Los Incas' 1-1 draw with Colombia was enough to see them finish fifth, at the expense of Chile.

"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]", The Telegraph quotes him as saying.

The Monaco striker denied accusations he tried to strike a deal with Peru players to see out a draw and both sides fought to the bitter end.

The incident has been one of the big talking points following the last round of games in South American qualifying, with commentators dubbing it the "Pact of Lima".

New Zealand's men's soccer team boss Anthony Hudson has pulled no punches on his side's intercontinental World Cup play-off opponent, saying Peru were his preferred adversary for a ticket to Russian Federation. "For now, I am optimistic, we will go to the World Cup", he told the post-match media conference.

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

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Peru midfielder Renato Tapia attested that Colombian players approached his team about the draw, telling Panamericana TV: "In the last five minutes, the Colombians approached us".

"Now we are at home for the first game and, like I said, the players believe and I would love to get the message across to the fans that we have a good team we have a serious chance. We suffered a lot but in the end we did it".

In it, he congratulated the team, before going on to say this about their playoff opponents: "OK, it's a handsome country, but we're going to beat New Zealand".

"Peru are very good, they are highly ranked and they got a great result against Argentina in qualification, but I feel, out of all of them, we can take confidence out of having to play them".

"It is a baseless rumour, no measure will be taken against Peru and Colombia", the official told Blu Radio.

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