1966 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

The 9 teams were divided into 3 groups of 3 teams each. The teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would qualify. Brazil did not participate, as they were granted a spot in the finals after winning the 1962 World Cup.

ResultsEdit

Group 1Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Uruguay 8 4 4 0 0 11 2 +9
2   Peru 4 4 2 0 2 8 6 +2
3   Venezuela 0 4 0 0 4 4 15 −11
16 May 1965 Peru   1 – 0   Venezuela Lima, Peru
Zegarra   37' (pen) Referee: Melina (Chile)

23 May 1965 Uruguay   5 – 0   Venezuela Montevideo, Uruguay
Rocha   18'
Silva   23'52'69'
Menezes   61'
Referee: Dimas Larrosa (Paraguay)

30 May 1965 Venezuela   1 – 3   Uruguay Caracas, Venezuela
Tortolero   40' Rocha   10'47'
Silva   52'
Referee: Goicoechea (Argentina)

2 June 1965 Venezuela   3 – 6   Peru Caracas, Venezuela
Santana   32'
Scovino   46'
Elie   89'
Mosquera   11'
León   44'60'68'
Zavalla   40'81'
Referee: Sundheim (Colombia)

6 June 1965 Peru   0 – 1   Uruguay Lima, Peru
Urruzmendi   77' Referee: Vicuńa (Chile)

13 June 1965 Uruguay   2 – 1   Peru Montevideo, Uruguay
Silva   20'
Rocha   62'
Peláez   2' Referee: Marques (Brazil)

Uruguay qualified.

Group 2Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1=   Chile 5 4 2 1 1 12 7 +5
1=   Ecuador 5 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1
3   Colombia 2 4 1 0 3 4 10 −6
20 July 1965 Colombia   0 – 1   Ecuador Baranquilla, Colombia
Muñoz   18' Referee: Pedraza (Peru)

25 July 1965 Ecuador   2 – 0   Colombia Guayaquil, Ecuador
Raymondi   56'77' Referee: Spinetto (Argentina)

1 August 1965 Chile   7 – 2   Colombia Santiago, Chile
Sánchez   11'
Méndez   15'70'
Fouilloux   25'65'
Campos   42'
Prieto   58'
Segrera   40'70' Referee: Pedraza (Paraguay)

7 August 1965 Colombia   2 – 0   Chile Baranquilla, Colombia
Rada   67' (pen.)87' Referee: Rica (Venezuela)

15 August 1965 Ecuador   2 – 2   Chile Guayaquil, Ecuador
Spencer   15'
Raymondi   84'
Campos   39'
Prieto   57'
Referee: Queiroz (Brazil)

22 August 1965 Chile   3 – 1   Ecuador Santiago, Chile
Sánchez   10' (pen.)
Marcos   62'
Fouilloux   74'
Spencer   36' Referee: Codesal (Uruguay)

Chile and Ecuador finished level on points, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would qualify.

12 October 1965 Chile   2 – 1   Ecuador Lima, Peru
Sánchez   16'
Marcos   40'
Gómez   89' Referee: Goicoechea (Argentina)

Chile qualified.

Group 3Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Argentina 7 4 3 1 0 9 2 +7
2   Paraguay 3 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2
3   Bolivia 2 4 1 0 3 4 9 −5
25 July 1965 Paraguay   2 – 0   Bolivia Asunción, Paraguay
Rodríguez   24'
Rojas   73'
Referee: Sundheim (Colombia)

1 August 1965 Argentina   3 – 0   Paraguay Buenos Aires, Argentina
González   15' (o.g.)
Onega   26'
Artime   35'
Referee: Albergati (Uruguay)

8 August 1965 Paraguay   0 – 0   Argentina Asunción, Paraguay
Referee: Viug (Brazil)

17 August 1965 Argentina   4 – 1   Bolivia Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bernao   3'56'
Onega   24' (pen)25'
Vargas   55' Referee: Marino (Uruguay)

22 August 1965 Bolivia   2 – 1   Paraguay La Paz, Bolivia
Quevedo   29'
Castillo   75'
Mora   30' Referee: Viuacis (Ecuador)

29 August 1965 Bolivia   1 – 2   Argentina La Paz, Bolivia
Ramos   35' (o.g.) Artime   31'39' Referee: Angeles (Peru)

Argentina qualified.

GoalscorersEdit

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal