MONTEVIDEO: Uruguay and Ecuador secured their spots on the World Cup finals on Thursday (Mar 24), becoming a member of Brazil and Argentina as the automated qualifiers from South America.
Uruguay beat Peru 1-0 and Ecuador misplaced 3-1 to Paraguay, that means each groups have 25 factors with one match to play. Peru are on 21 factors in fifth place.
Peru, Colombia (20 factors) and Chile (19 factors) will now vie for fifth place and a playoff spot in opposition to a crew from the Asian confederation.
Peru host Paraguay, Colombia journey to Venezuela and Chile are at dwelling in opposition to Uruguay on Tuesday in the ultimate spherical of video games.
Uruguay earned the win over Peru because of Giorgian de Arrascaeta’s purpose three minutes earlier than half-time. Peru have been adamant a late looping shot held by Uruguay keeper Sergio Rochet had crossed the road however the referee waved away their claims for an equaliser.
Peru’s defeat meant Ecuador certified no matter their outcome in Paraguay and so they have been overrun by the house facet, who gave coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto his first win since he took over in October final yr.
Robert Morales put Paraguay forward after 10 minutes and Piero Hincapie put by way of his personal purpose on the stroke of half-time to offer the hosts a 2-0 lead on the break.
Miguel Almiron made it 3-0 9 minutes into the second half earlier than Jordy Caicedo scored for Ecuador with 5 minutes left. It was Paraguay’s first win in eight video games.
Also on Thursday, Brazil beat Chile 4-0 on the Maracana stadium, with assistance from two penalties from Neymar and Philippe Coutinho.
Vinicius Junior bought his first worldwide purpose and substitute Richarlison accomplished the scoring in stoppage time.
Colombia hit the online for the primary time in eight video games in a 3-0 victory at dwelling to Bolivia, with Luis Diaz, Miguel Borja and Mateus Uribe getting the targets.
Argentina tackle Venezuela in Buenos Aires on Friday.
Source : channelnewsasia.com