Twitter went crazy on the last few days over a picture of Falcao discussing with Tapia over what some people assumed a match fixing ! Twitter and a few journalists suggested that Falcao told the Peru’s player to keep the match result the way it is so they can both qualify.
— FlashScore.com (@FlashScore2) October 12, 2017
The tiger knew that a stalemate would be enough to please both sides, and players on both sides admitted to holding such talks.
The Monaco striker told reporters after the game: “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.”