South American champs Chile missed out on the World Cup for unbelievable reasons

South American champs Chile missed out on the World Cup for unbelievable reasons

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South American champs Chile missed out on the World Cup for unbelievable reasons

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And to make iteven worse- after the Chile result was firmly in hand at 3-0, Peru and Colombia players were seen covering their mouths when talking, leading to speculation they came to a gentlemans agreement to settle on a draw to ensure both teams would move on, with Colombia qualifying directly and Peru going to a playoff. See for yourself:

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South American champs Chile missed out on the World Cup for unbelievable reasons

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And Chile would be in the World Cup playoff.

Now it comes down to simple math. Chile, instead of getting one point against Bolivia, got three. Peru, instead of getting zero points, got three.

Chile, winner of the last two Copa Americas, is out of the World Cup after failing to qualify on Tuesday. The team lost 3-0 at Brazil as its fate was sealed with Peru drawing Colombia 1-1, but you wont believe why in the end the team missed out on going to the World Cup.

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Era tiro libre indirecto para Per. Paolo Guerrero pate al arco, la toc Ospina y as vali el gol. Increble.

Had the appeal not be filed and accepted, the table would have looked like this.

Cabrera also played in a later match against Peru, which Bolivia won 1-0. But because of the ineligible player, all stemming from Chiles appeal, Peru was given the victory and three points instead of zero points.

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Falcao avisa y convence a los jugadores peruanos de que ya est, de que el empate les sirve a los dos porque Chile pierde y queda afuera. Y tocan, tocan y tocan… 😉 😉 😉

Earlier in qualifying, Bolivia played Chile and the Boliviansused an ineligible player in Paraguayan Nelson Cabrera. The match was a 1-1 draw, but because of the ineligible player, Chile was awarded a 3-0 victory and three points instead of one point from the draw. following an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport,

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To make matters worse, Perus late free-kick goal from Paolo Guerrero was an indirect free kick, meaning another player had to touch it before it went into the goal. He went near post, and it found the net. Had Colombia (and Arsenal) goalkeeper David Ospina simply not touched the ball, the goal would not have counted. Take a look:

Now Peru still has a chance to make the cup, while Chile will be watching from home, with the appeal and some amazing circumstances costing them a spot in Russia in the end.

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