Huge encounters for the South American qualifiers on the way to the Qatar 2022 World Cup took place today. The triple date of October featured five games that were decisive for the future of several national teams. The standings are red-hot and several issues will be settled this week, when the final stretch of the competition is being entered.
First turn, Uruguay could not defend third place in the table in Montevideo and drew with Colombia, which continues to threaten to take away his direct qualification slot. In unison Argentina drew goalless with Paraguay, which needed to add three to sneak into the first four places that grant tickets to the next World Cup.
Then it was the turn of the bottom Venezuela that gave the surprise by starting winning, but then lost without extenuating at home 3-1 against the powerful Brazil of Tite. And later on, Ecuador thrashed at home against a Bolivia that cannot take off from the bottom of the rankings. El Tri caught up with Celeste in third place. Finally, Peru beat Chile in a new edition of the Pacific Classic on Inca soil. The Chileans compromised their future, while those of Gareca are excited about Qatar 2022.
We must not lose sight of the fact that the action in the region will continue this Sunday, when the fifth day is completed, postponed at the time by the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic. The activity in this FIFA window will close on Thursday, October 14, with the matches corresponding to Date 12.
Today, Date 11 of the qualifying round was completely contested on the way to the World Cup in December next year.
SCHEDULE DATE 5 (POSTPONED) – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10
five pm Bolivia-Peru (Public TV)
17:30 Venezuela-Ecuador (DeporTV)
18:00 Colombia-Brazil (TyC Sports)
20:30 Argentina-Uruguay (TyC Sports / Public TV)
21:00 Chile-Paraguay (TyC Sports 2)
SCHEDULE DATE 12 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14
five pm Bolivia-Paraguay (TyC Sports)
18:00 Colombia-Ecuador (Public TV)
20:30 Argentina-Peru (Public TV / TyC Sports)
21:00 Chile-Venezuela (DeporTV)
21:30 Brazil-Uruguay (TyC Sports 2)
* Schedules and Argentine TV