Falcao admits discussing draw with Peru during game

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    Hellboy Full Member

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    Falcao said 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 (to Peru)."

    Tapia also admitted in an interview on Wednesday that he had discussed the result of the game with Falcao but denied that any deal had been 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."


    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/29909/11077007/colombias-radamel-falcao-admits-discussing-draw-with-perus-renato-tapia

    In hot water ?
  2. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:25
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    MuranoLover Full Member

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    Absolutely idiotic and should be banned for this and if he is not it will become a regular thing to do when there is a chance
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    FultonRed Full Member

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    Bit mental that, can easily see him being banned.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Naive being so honest.
  5. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:29
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Full Member

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    Yeah it's a weird one that, we know it has always happened but always better to not admit it. Naive.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Absolutely moronic to admit to that, ffs.
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    Kostur Full Member

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    Christ :lol:
  8. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:31
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    It always happens but why admit it?

    I remember a Champions League game between Porto and Arsenal a while back when both teams needed a draw to qualify. It was clear from the beginning it would end with a draw and even bookies priced it at 1.50 but nobody admitted this.\

    The match report from that reads brilliantly: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2006/dec/06/minutebyminute.porto
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    yumtum DUX' bumchum

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    Footballers are a little dim it seems, who knew?
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Full Member

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    Always happens. Remember that game I think against Blackburn when we passed the ball about our defence for 10 mins.
  13. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:36
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Full Member

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    Remember this!!!



    That fan :lol: must've been a red.
  14. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:39
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    Honest, naïve, potentially dodgy.

    Thinking about the reality of the situation, I'm sure going into the game you'd be aware it could be possible that a draw would be enough for both sides. Once this becomes real during the game it may occur to you again, and during breaks in play you may discuss it with teammates and even opposition players you're familiar with.

    At that stage I think it's likely that even with no formal deal making prior to the game once it occurred to you out on the pitch your intention to go all-out for victory could become compromised.
  15. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:39
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    Šjor Bepo Full Member

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    It would be stupid if he lied about it as there is video proof of this so he can only make himself look like a fool, for the second time.
  16. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:40
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    Beachryan More helpful with spreadsheets than Phurry

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    Why is this considered such a bad thing in football? I'm not sure I understand how it's significantly different from not trying to score more than 4 goals (something Fergie has admitted on occasion) or playing at 75% in a 'dead rubber' match that has no ramifications.

    It's basically just game theory, and two actors who benefit from both acting in the same way. They'd be crazy not to.
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    pascell Full Member

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    Similar in a way to when QPR downed tools vs City soon as they found out they were safe.
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    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    gonna be a long ban surely
  19. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:45
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    cyberman Full Member

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    Its something thats accepted but never admitted to.
    He could miss the world cup over this
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    KirkDuyt Full Member

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    Well, he ends with we play to win, so technicly he doesn't really admit it.
  21. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:48
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    He wont be banned, they caught him on TV anyway, if he says it now in an interview or not. If they ban him, they should ban every team downtooling, no middle ground
  22. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:49
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    anant Full Member

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    How exactly is this wrong? Unsporting yes but they are just acting in their best interests.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    The way they just booted the ball back to City after the equalizer was pathetic.
  24. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:52
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    djdhrubs Full Member

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    That was Tapia's quote.
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    abhayselvan Full Member

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    What can Fifa actually do about this? Not much I think. Banning the player makes no sense. If they really want to provide justice, they should give 0 points to both teams for this game. If they do that, such an incident will never be repeated again.
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    2 Man Midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    :lol: How have I never heard about this before?
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    pascell Full Member

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    I agree, nice of Barton to help his former team out by just being Barton.
  28. Oct 12, 2017 at 13:04
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    Rooney24 Full Member

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    Nothing in this.

    I remember watching the Republic of Ireland v Holland in the 1990 Italy World Cup. Similar situation, they both knew 1-1 was good enough for them both to go through and pretty much knocked it amongst themselves for the last 20 minutes of the game.

    Nothing happened then, nothing will happen here.
  29. Oct 12, 2017 at 13:06
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    kps88 Full Member

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    Nothing wrong with it and it's happened a lot. Just really stupid to admit it.
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    Red_Aaron Full Member

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    happens all the time but it's crazy to hear such an experienced pro being so naive
    united and bayern did it back in the 99 CL groups which did for barcelona iirc
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    2 Man Midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    United Blackburn in 2011 came to my mind too.
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    Brilliant.
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    Wow. Falcao missed the last WC injured and now he's back he is begging to be suspended.

    Weirdo.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    It's a weird one. If he hadn't have talked to anyone, but everyone realised and kicked it about anyway, you couldn't do anything. So I'm not sure you can just because it's talked about.

    Silly admitting it though. Like the time I admitted the washing up not done was mine and was forever blamed even though it never happened again. Don't try be the good guy.
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    We (Chile) got eliminated ourselves by losing stupid games against Paraguay and Bolivia a month ago, and the players kind of losing interest in the NT after 10 years with the exact same players without youth blood coming to the squad because lack of quality in our youth ranks and the chilean league is crap nowadays

    Now the local media is trying to make a pathetic case of a supposed matchfixing in the peru-colombia match when they just did what common sense dictated. This is beyond ridiculous. Most of the fans here are devastated but noone here wants to go to the wc by a ridiculous excuse
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    AshRK Full Member

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    I cannot see much wrong in what Falcao or Peru players did. It was not like they played for a draw from the get go. Any smart person would have done that protecting their own interest. Chile did not qualify because they were crap not because of Peru or Colombia playing for a draw in last 10 minutes or so.

    I remember Sweden/Denmark do the same in euro 2004 which eliminated Italy. If anything I have seen worse aka gerrard back passing on purpose to Drogba to not let us win the title. Now that is worse than what Falcao did.
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    Jetrooooo New Member

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    Was also a funny situation in The Netherlands where Heereveen had to lose the final game of the season against Feyenoord to directly qualify for the Europa League. If they won. PSV wouldve passed Feyenoord and the final spot wouldve gone to the losing side in the Dutch Cup instead of to them (5th place) for some reason.
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    Arnold Layne New Member

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    I remember Mick McCarthy saying later that the ref had asked him to stop time wasting and McCarthy told the ref it was the first time Ireland hadn't hoofed the ball up the pitch and actually passed it around.