//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsItalian journalist Tancredi Palmeri suggested the Columbian skipper had instructed the players to take it easy in order to ensure that both teams would keep their World Cup dreams alive.
A 1-1 draw meant Colombia sealed their spot in next year’s tournament, while Peru secured a playoff tie against New Zealand at the expense of Chile, who failed to qualify.
However, one viewer dismissed the speculation as ridiculous, saying: “Both teams were fighting to win it until injury time and Brazil went 3-0 up in the other match.
“This is just hysteria.” Others claimed Falcao should be praised for his actions, as one comment read: “This is simply beautiful. “Humanity and sportsmanship are not dead after all.”