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FIFA World Cup 2022 – News – LIVE: World Cup qualifying in South America

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FIFA World Cup 2022™ - News - LIVE: World Cup qualifying in South America
  • Cavani & Suarez rating as Uruguay win 3-0 in Colombia
  • Follow updates from Chile-Peru in Santiago
  • See the construct-as much as Brazil-Venezuela

Chile 2-0 Peru

The sport shortly swings from finish to finish. Arturo Vidal’s volley following a proper-wing free-kick is blocked when it was heading for objective.

Nobody was stopping his subsequent effort. From virtually 30 yards, the veteran midfielder discovered the highest nook with a shocking strike to place Chile forward. Eleven minutes earlier than half-time, Vidal double the hosts’ lead with an opportunistic objective.

Did you already know?

  • Arturo Vidal’s marvel objective made him considered one of only a few field-to-field midfielders in the world to register 30 worldwide objectives.
  • Chile have received 5 of their final six World Cup qualifiers in opposition to Peru.
  • Peru have by no means received a World Cup qualifier away to Chile, dropping eight and drawing two.
  • Chile are fifth in South America and seventeenth total on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Peru are sixth and twenty fourth respectively.

Colombia 0-3 Uruguay

Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez have been each on track as Uruguay received 3-0 in Colombia to storm on to 6 factors from a attainable 9 in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying. Los Cafeteros have 4 factors from three video games after their heaviest dwelling defeat to La Celeste in the World Cup preliminaries.

Cavani was closely concerned from the outset, and simply 5 minutes in he received his reward together with his 51st worldwide objective, changing into simply the seventh South American to surpass 50 worldwide objectives (see full chart under). Nahitan Nandez did brilliantly to rob possession and tee up the Manchester United man, who completed assuredly.

Colombia, and James Rodriguez, responded positively. The Everton man unleashed a shot from distance that went simply large. Cavani virtually doubled Uruguay’s lead from a David Ospina parry, however the Colombia goalkeeper made a advantageous save.

Rodriguez then did properly to feed Johan Mojica, whose cross was virtually became his personal web by Lucas Torreira, however Uruguay survived.

Colombia have been shortly into their rhythm in the second half, and Duvan Zapata got here near heading dwelling a Juan Cuadrado cross. However, moments later Luiz Suarez received and scored a penalty, sending Ospina the incorrect manner, to place Uruguay 2-0 up.

Los Cafeteros dominated possession thereafter, however struggled to interrupt down a defence led by Diego Godin and after 73 minutes, Uruguay put the outcome out of sight. Darwin Nunez obtained the ball from Torreira and buried it in the underside nook from outdoors the field.

Uruguay, with one eye on Brazil on Tuesday, withdrew Suarez after which Cavani, and in harm time Yerry Mina was despatched off for a second yellow card.

Did you already know?

  • Suarez (63 objectives) went outright fourth on South America’s all-time main marksmen, outranking Ronaldo (62 objectives). The 33-yr-outdated is just one objective shy of Neymar, with Lionel Messi (71) and Pele (77) out in entrance.
  • Cavani has now scored 16 objectives in 39 World Cup qualifiers.
  • Suarez turned the primary South American in historical past to attain 25 objectives in World Cup qualifying.
  • Uruguay inflicted Colombia’s heaviest dwelling defeat in a aggressive match in 82 years.

South America’s prime worldwide scorers

Player Country Goals Games Ratio
Pele Brazil 77 81 0.85
Lionel Messi Argentina 71 141 0.50
Neymar Brazil 64 103 0.62
Luis Suarez Uruguay 63 116 0.54
Ronaldo Brazil 62 98 0.63
Romario Brazil 55 70 0.79
Edinson Cavani Uruguay 51 117 0.44
Zico Brazil 48 71 0.68
Alexis Sanchez Chile 45 134 0.34
Sergio Aguero Argentina 41 97 0.42


Neymar out, Ederson to begin

Despite travelling to Brazil from Paris, Neymar has been dominated out of the video games in opposition to Venezuela and Uruguay. Tite stated that he’ll subsequently give Roberto Firmino extra of a free function and that Richarlison’s operate will probably be that of a No9, whereas Gabriel Jesus is anticipated to kind a part of a 3-pronged assault.

The Brazil coach additionally confirmed that Ederson will begin in objective. The 27-yr-outdated will win his tenth cap.

Expected Brazil XI

Ederson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Renan Lodi; Allan, Douglas Luiz, Everton Ribeiro; Roberto Firmino, Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison.

Ederson during a Brazil training session

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Did you already know?

  • Without Neymar, Everton Ribeiro will put on the hallowed Brazil No10 shirt.
  • Thiago Silva will captain Brazil for the thirty third time. The 36-yr-outdated will play his 92nd worldwide, taking him degree with Kaka because the nation’s joint-thirteenth most-capped participant.
  • Brazil have received 15 and drawn considered one of their 16 World Cup qualifiers with Venezuela, scoring 62 objectives and conceding only one in the method.
  • Venezuela goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez is merely 1.75m tall. The 22-yr-outdated, who produced some breathtaking saves and have become the primary goalkeeper to attain at a FIFA U-20 World Cup™ at Korea Republic 2017, already has 24 senior caps to his title.
  • Venezuela reached their highest-ever place on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking – twenty fifth – in November 2019. They are presently twenty eighth, above the likes of African champions Algeria, Serbia, Russia and regional rivals Paraguay, Ecuador and Bolivia.
  • Four members of Jose Peseiro’s squad are presently enjoying their membership soccer in Brazil. Romulo Otero, Yeferson Soteldo, Jefferson Savarino and 20-yr-outdated Jan Carlos Hurtado are at Corinthians, Santos, Atletico Mineiro and Bragantino respectively.

Top scorers in Qatar 2022 qualifying

Player Country Goals Appearances
Andre Carillo Peru 3 2
Neymar Brazil 3 2
Angel Romero Paraguay 3 3
Luis Suarez Uruguay 3 2
Michael Estrada Ecuador 2 3
Firmino Brazil 2 2
Marcelo Martins Bolivia 2 3
Luis Muriel Colombia 2 2
Alexis Sanchez Chile 2 2
Angel Romero celebrates giving Paraguay the lead from the spot

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“So, so, so, so much. Much more than you can imagine. I’ve won the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, the Premier League. [The World Cup] is what’s missing for me.”
Firmino to on how a lot he desires to win Qatar 2022

Firmino exclusive on the World Cup, Alisson, Coutinho & Neymar

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“I know we’re going to qualify, I’m absolutely certain. I say that from the heart, just as I said it after the opening game of the previous qualifiers.”
Renato Tapia to

Tapia: I’m absolutely certain Peru will qualify

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Tapia: I’m completely sure Peru will qualify

“It’s my trademark! Of course I’ve imagined doing the pigeon dance in the World Cup. The supporters really like it, it especially appeals to kids. I’ve done it for the Seleção together with Neymar, I do it for my club, and I want to score goals and do it many times at the 2022 World Cup.”
Richarlison to

Richarlison exclusive on Neymar, James Rodriguez & Qatar 2022

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“Imagining myself serving to Venezuela qualify for his or her first World Cup provides me goosebumps. I could not put a worth on that. It could be the last word.”
Rolf Feltscher

Feltscher: I get goosebumps imagining Venezuela in Qatar

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“It was a mix of sentiments. The explosion of happiness to make my World Cup debut, to live through the atmosphere at a World Cup. And then the frustration of the two injuries that ruled me out of games. Having that experience, and being ruled out of games when I was desperate to play, has made me want to be at the next World Cup even more.”
Danilo to on Russia 2018

World Cup participations

Country Participations Best Finish
Brazil 21 Winners (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
Argentina 17 Winners (1978, 1986)
Uruguay 13 Winners (1930, 1950)
Chile 9 Third (1962)
Paraguay 8 Quarter-finals (2010)
Colombia 6 Quarter-finals (2014)
Peru 5 Quarter-finals (1970), second group stage (1978)
Bolivia 3 Group stage (1930, 1950, 1994)
Ecuador 3 Round of 16 (2006)
Venezuela 0 N/A

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Yesterday’s outcomes

Bolivia 2-3 Ecuador
Argentina 1-1 Paraguay

RECAP: Argentina held by Paraguay, Ecuador win away

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RECAP: Argentina held by Paraguay, Ecuador win away

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