Brazil, true to history, became the first South American qualifier by World-2022 by beating Colombia 1-0, while for the same result Ecuador beat Venezuela to continue in the third step of the tie and Chile was one step down and in the discussion for a direct quota by beating Paraguay.
In the epilogue of this Thursday’s session, Peru settled the lawsuit against Bolivia in Lima 3-0 in the first half with goals from Gianluca Lapadula (9 minutes), Cueva (31), Peña (39) and climbed from the second to last position (ninth) to the seventh step, although he is still in we will see to reach one of the four direct places to the World Cup or go to a playoff if it’s fifth.
Today Friday, at the close of the 13th date, the historic Rio de la Plata Classic will be settled in Montevideo. Messi’s Argentina arrives on the rise with one foot in Qatar, although Uruguay will be a very difficult obstacle, even with its striker Edinson Cavani injured.
Ecuador 1-0 Venezuela:
Ecuador took advantage of its opportunity and did not forgive at the height of Quito (2,850 meters) a Venezuela that gave it a fight and did not deserve to return to Caracas with a new defeat that virtually leaves it without a chance to play a World Cup for the first time. Defender Piero Hincapié, at minute 41, scored the solitary goal that is worth a golden victory to those of half the world. La vinotinto, on the other hand, is very close to confirming itself as the only South American team that has never played a World Cup.
Paraguay 0-1 Chile:
Chile rescued its third consecutive win from nowhere and quietly settled into the top four, with the right to a direct trip to Qatar, with an own goal by Paraguayan goalkeeper Anthony Silva at minute 56. In the debut of Argentine coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto , Paraguay squandered one of its last bullets to return to a World Cup after being absent from South Africa-2010.
Brazil joins Germany and Denmark and host Qatar as the top finishers to next year’s World Cup event. The victory in Sao Paulo against Colombia once again showed the marked supremacy of Brazil in the regional qualifier, in which it accumulated 11 wins, a draw and no losses (it has a suspended game with Argentina). Brazil, now with 34 points, takes a difference of nine to its Argentine escort but the two South American powers have their match suspended on the sixth date due to invasion of the playing field by Brazilian health agents in Sao Paulo. Before a FIFA decision, the leader of the tie and his escort will meet again next Tuesday in San Juan (western Argentina) in a new edition of the South American superclassic.
Peru thrashed Bolivia in Lima 3-0 with goals from Gianluca Lapadula (9 minutes), Cueva (31), Peña (39) and climbed from the second to last position (ninth) to the seventh step, although it is still to be seen for reach one of the four direct spots to the World Cup or go to a playoff if it is fifth.
Ricardo Gareca after beating Bolivia: “Of all the finals that we are going to play, we have already won the first one”
Gianluca Lapadula after Peru’s victory over Bolivia: “Never stop believing”
Qualifying standings: Peru’s position after an important 3-0 win against Bolivia