What Chile are planning after Peru's controversial draw against Colombia

Peru vs Colombia

With only minutes left, Colombian striker Radamel Falcao was spotted talking to the Peru players, and many have speculated online that he might have been explaining the outcome of the current standings.

Therefore, had Chile not made the complaint, Peru would have finished with 23 points while Chile would have finished the campaign with 24 points - enough to finish fifth and go into the play-off with New Zealand.

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.

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

"We are looking forward to this a great deal".

"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".

As most of us who were staying up to watch these fixtures would have been paying closest attention to Messi's performance in Ecuador, it subsequently became clear that one man paying close heed to the permutations and how they suited his country was Radamel Falcao.

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.

Ex-Bayern Munich striker Guerrero would also be a major handful up front, while Jefferson Farfan and Andre Carrillo would provide attacking impetus.

The All Whites will then travel to Lima for the return leg.

Head coach Ricardo Gareca was under no illusions about the challenge New Zealand would face and the difficulty of getting to the bottom of the world. "To be in this situation was one of the goals we had at the start of the qualifiers", he said.

"We have competed against top teams - United States of America away, Mexico away and now Japan away".

Chile, the South American champions have lost 3-nil to Brazil and have missed out on a spot in the World Cup altogether, while Colombia is through automatically.

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