FIFA World Cup 2022™ – Information – LIVE: World Cup qualifying in South America


  • All ten CONMEBOL groups are in Qatar 2022 qualifying motion at the moment
  • Observe updates from Ecuador-Colombia & Venezuela-Chile
  • Learn all of the build-up to the opposite video games

Tuesday’s matches

Ecuador 4-1 Colombia (updates under)
Venezuela 1-1 Chile (updates under)

Scroll down for dwell updates, trivia, stats, quotes and extra about every recreation.

Ecuador 4-1 Colombia

The match

What a begin by Ecuador. After Colombia did not clear a free-kick, the ball fell to Robert Arboleda, who fired it house from inside the world. Angel Mena then capitalised on some poor defending, went by on aim and doubled the lead.

Colombia have been struggling to interrupt their opponents down, however James Rodriguez fizzed a free-kick narrowly huge to sign his menace. Colombia then had a very promising spell, just for Mena to arrange Michael Estrada, who made it 3-0. Arboleda then performed in Xavier Arreaga, who made it 4-0.

Los Cafeteros appeared carried out, however Zapata pressured Arreaga right into a foul contained in the field and James Rodriguez stroked it in off the put up. Inside moments of the restart the decifict was nearly lower additional. Rodriguez whipped in a teasing free-kick, and Jeison Murillo’s header went inches huge.

Do you know?

  • Arboleda’s aim was his first for Ecuador in nearly 4 years.
  • Two targets was essentially the most Ecuador had beforehand ever scored in a World Cup qualifier towards Colombia – a determine they took lower than 40 minutes to double.
  • In his 80th worldwide, Rodriguez scored his 23rd aim, leavng him simply two shy of second-placed Arnoldo Iguaran on Colombia’s all-time main marksmen.
  • Colombia stored 11 clear sheets from their earlier 14 conferences with Ecuador in World Cup qualifying.
  • Final month, in a 4-2 victory over Uruguay, on the age of 18 years and 347 days, Moises Caicedo turned the primary participant born within the 21st century to attain in World Cup qualifying. It made the midfielder the fifth-youngest participant in historical past to attain within the South American qualifiers and the youngest Ecuadorian, breaking Antonio Valencia’s report.
  • James Rodriguez is ready to grow to be the ninth Colombia to achieve 80 caps.
  • Colombia have received their final 4 conferences with Ecuador in all matches.

World Cup qualifying head-to-head report:

Eight Colombia wins; 6 attracts; Four Ecuador wins

Venezuela 1-1 Chile

The match

Venezuela began brightly, with Darwin Machis demanding the ball and operating on the Chile backline when he obtained possession, forcing a few early corners. La Vinotinto received their reward lower than ten minutes in. Machis swung in a free-kick, Yangel Herrera headed it on and Luis Mago fired it house.

It did not take Chile lengthy to reply, and as soon as once more their scorer was Arturo Vidal. A defence-piercing Alexis Sanchez cross received Mauricio Isla in behind the hosts’ defence and his deflected cut-back fell to Vidal, who buried it together with his left foot.

Venezuela nonetheless resumed taking the identify to their adversaries and may have been forward in the direction of the top of the half. Salomon Rondon discovered himself one-on-one with goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, however misplaced his footing and the prospect went begging.

Chile got here out for the second half in decided temper, and Sanchez produced some excellent play.

Do you know?

  • Vidal goes joint-top of the scoring chart in South American qualifying alongside Luis Suarez (see full leaderboard under).
  • The 33-year-old midfielder moved on to 32 worldwide targets, leaving him simply two behind fourth-placed Ivan Zamorano on Chile’s checklist of all-time main scorers.
  • Chile’s biggest-ever win in World Cup qualifying got here towards Venezuela: 6-Zero in 1997. Zamorano scored 5, together with two trademark headers and two volleys.
  • Twenty-six caps is what Wuilker Farinez reached at the moment on the age of simply 22 – an extremely uncommon prevalence for a goalkeeper. He stands at simply 1.75m tall – once more very uncommon for a participant of his place – and have become the primary goalkeeper to attain at a FIFA U-20 World Cup™ at Korea Republic 2017.
  • Arturo Vidal’s double in Peru made Chile the primary nation to have 4 gamers attain 15 targets in South American qualifying for the World Cup. Marcelo Salas (18), Ivan Zamorano (17) and Alexis Sanchez (16) have all reached the determine. Uruguay boast three: Luis Suarez (25), Edinson Cavani (17) and Diego Forlan (15).
  • Venezuela reached their highest-ever place on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rating – 25th – in November 2019. They’re presently 28th, above the likes of African champions Algeria, Serbia, Russia and regional rivals Paraguay, Ecuador and Bolivia.
  • Venezuela are the one South American nation to have by no means reached the World Cup.

World Cup qualifying head-to-head report:
11 Chile wins; 2 attracts; 1 Venezuela win

Main scorers in CONMEBOL qualifying for Qatar 2022

Objectives Participant Nation
4 Luis Suarez Uruguay
4 Arturo Vidal Chile
3 Andre Carrillo Peru
3 Michael Estrada Ecuador
3 Firmino Brazil
3 Neymar Brazil
3 Angel Romero Paraguay

Main all-time scorers in CONMEBOL qualifying

Participant Nation Objectives Video games Ratio
Luis Suarez Uruguay 25 51 0.49
Lionel Messi Argentina 22 48 0.46
Hernan Crespo Argentina 19 33 0.58
Marcelo Salas Chile 18 32 0.56
Ivan Zamorano Chile 17 24 0.71
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World Cup qualifying head-to-head report:

5 attracts; Four Brazil wins; 1 Uruguay win

Do you know?

  • Brazil are unbeaten in World Cup qualifying since Tite took cost in 2016, successful 13 and drawing two of 15 video games, scoring 40 targets and conceding simply 5 within the course of.
  • Oscar Tabarez has by no means tasted victory towards Brazil since taking the Uruguay reins, shedding six and drawing two.
  • Thiago Silva is ready to make his 93rd worldwide look and tie Gilberto Silva as Brazil’s 12th most-capped participant.
  • Edinson Cavani has scored in every of his final three aggressive appearances towards Brazil.
  • Brazil have scored 4 targets on every of their final two journeys to Uruguay in World Cup qualifying, with Kaka inspiring a 4-Zero win in 2009 and Paulinho hitting a hat-trick in a 4-1 triumph in 2017.

Tite has confirmed that Brazil will line up as follows, offered Allan is match to begin: Ederson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Renan Lodi; Allan (Arthur), Douglas Luiz, Everton Ribeiro; Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, Richarlison.

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Renan Lodi to “I’m nearly one other striker! (laughs) I’ve extra freedom to assault with the Seleção. It’s not like this at my membership. I actually get pleasure from it.”

Oscar Tabarez on Neymar’s absence: “I don’t know if it will likely be a bonus for us, however for me personally it’s a aid. However we’ll nonetheless face the perfect crew in these qualifiers, and the final ones, and several other others. We’ll try to restrict our opponents output after which try to create issues for them.”

Firmino to on how a lot he needs to win Qatar 2022: “So, so, so, a lot. Way more than you may think about. I’ve received the Champions League, the FIFA Membership World Cup, the Premier League. [The World Cup] is what’s lacking for me.”

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“It’s my trademark! In fact I’ve imagined doing the pigeon dance within the World Cup. The supporters actually prefer it, it particularly appeals to children. I’ve carried out it for the Seleção along with Neymar, I do it for my membership, and I wish to rating targets and do it many instances on the 2022 World Cup.”

Richarlison to

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World Cup participations

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


World Cup qualifying head-to-head report:
10 Paraguay wins; 5 Bolivia wins; Three attracts

Do you know?

  • Paraguay have received all 9 of their World Cup qualifiers at house to Bolivia, scoring 27 targets and conceding simply 4.
  • Marcelo Martins’ aim towards Ecuador noticed him grow to be Bolivia’s joint-leading all-time marksman alongside Joaquin Botero (20 targets apiece).
  • No participant in Paraguay’s squad has greater than 5 worldwide targets to his identify.
  • Juan Carlos Arce netted his 12th worldwide aim final trip. The 35-year-old requires yet one more to go joint-seventh on Bolivia’s all-time main marksmen alongside two nationwide legends: Maximo Alcocer and Marco Etcheverry.


Antony Silva to “Bolivia are having a tricky time proper now, so it’s crucial we get three factors in Paraguay, particularly having already dropped factors at house to Peru. The accountability will probably be ours, however we’ve proven already that we’re in a position to assume it.”

Marcelo Martins: “It’s a pleasure to be my nation’s all-time main goalscorer. It’s a very lovely factor for a Bolivian participant, and I wish to preserve scoring targets to assist the nationwide crew. I feel we lacked just a little little bit of luck towards Argentina and Ecuador – video games we may have received – and I hope we are able to get the victory towards Paraguay.”

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World Cup qualifying head-to-head report:
9 Argentina wins; 7 attracts; 2 Peru wins

Do you know?

  • Lionel Messi is ready to make his 142nd Argentina look and equal Cafu as South America’s fifth most-capped worldwide behind Javier Zanetti (143), Javier Mascherano (147), Paulo da Silva (148) and Ivan Hurtado (168).
  • Peru have confronted Lionel Messi 5 instances in World Cup qualifying and, surprisingly, prevented him scoring whenever.
  • Gianluca Lapadula, who scored a hat-trick on his solitary outing for Italy B and was a non-playing member of the Azzurri squad for a Russia 2018 qualifier, made his Peru debut towards Chile, changing into the primary Italy-born participant to seem in South American qualifying.
  • No South American aspect has certified for the World Cup having collected lower than two factors from their first three video games. Can Peru grow to be the primary?
  • Argentina haven’t misplaced any match away to Peru in 35 years. Juan Carlos Oblitas secured La Blanquirroja a defeat of La Albiceleste in a Mexico 1986 preliminary. It left Peru requiring victory in Buenos Aires to achieve their fourth World Cup in 5 makes an attempt, and so they have been 9 minutes away from getting it till Ricardo Gareca bundled house an equaliser to grab Argentina a ticket to the finals. ‘El Tigre’ was duly neglected of the Argentinians’ squad, and so they went on to grow to be champions on the Azteca.


Ricardo Gareca: “We’re not used to giving particular marking to people, however we do take note of our opponents’ strengths. That mentioned, Argentina are rather more than simply Messi. We’re in a tough place. If we don’t get three factors it’ll make issues harder, nevertheless it received’t rule us out from qualifying.”

Rodrigo De Paul on Lionel Messi to “Once you begin sharing issues with him, he’s so clear that, as an alternative of telling him what you consider him, you are feeling extra like asking him about his little children or of reminding him of the time he took you out together with his studs up in a Valencia-Barcelona recreation (laughs). When he turns into your captain, you’d go to warfare for him if he requested you to.”

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Renato Tapia to “I do know we will qualify, I am completely sure. I say that from the center, simply as I mentioned it after the opening recreation of the earlier qualifiers.”

Lionel Scaloni on Nico Gonzalez’s efficiency towards Paraguay: “We had no doubts about what Nico may convey to the crew, and he performed a very good recreation. He’s in good type. He linked up effectively with Lo Celso the opposite day.”

Franco Armani: “Peru are an excellent crew with good gamers. It is going to be troublesome as they’re coming off a loss. They’re affected person after which try to hit you on the counter-attack at excessive tempo.”

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South America’s prime worldwide scorers

Participant Nation Objectives Video games Ratio
Pele Brazil 77 91 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 45 135 0.33
Sergio Aguero Argentina 41 97 0.42

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