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Sport Doubt cast over All Whites World Cup qualifier

09:07  13 october  2017
09:07  13 october  2017 Source:   radionz.co.nz

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The Colombia striker Radamel Falcao has admitted discussing with opposing midfielder Renato Tapia the fact a draw would send his side and Peru to the World Cup during Wednesday's match.

Tapia has told Panamericana TV that he discussed the result of the game but denied that any deal was brokered on the pitch.

"In the last five minutes, the Colombians approached us. They knew what the situation was in the other games," Tapia told Panamericana TV.

"So we managed the game as we needed to... I spoke with Radamel, who told me we were both qualified (as things stood), but it's football and we play to win."

Several South American media have published photos of the moment and dubbed it the 'Lima Pact'.

A New Zealand Football spokesperson says they are aware of the reports but have not had any indication from football's governing body FIFA as to whether Chile are lodging an appeal.

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