1974 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the South American Zone (CONMEBOL). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification.

1974 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)
1970
1978

The 9 teams were divided into 3 groups of 3 teams each. 2.5 spots were open for competition, as Brazil qualified automatically as holders. The teams would play against each other on a home-and-away basis. The winners of Groups 1 and 2 would qualify, while the winner of Group 3 would advance to the UEFA / CONMEBOL Intercontinental Play-off.

Group 1Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Uruguay 5 4 2 1 1 6 2 +4
2   Colombia 5 4 1 3 0 3 2 +1
3   Ecuador 2 4 0 2 2 3 8 −5
21 June 1973 Colombia   1 – 1   Ecuador Bogota, Colombia
Ortiz   44' Muñoz   72' Referee: Guenero (Peru)

24 June 1973 Colombia   0 – 0   Uruguay Bogota, Colombia
Referee: Goicoechea (Argentina)

28 June 1973 Ecuador   1 – 1   Colombia Guayaquil, Ecuador
Muñoz   29' (pen) Ortiz   50' Referee: Pestarino (Argentina)

1 July 1973 Ecuador   1 – 2   Uruguay Quito, Ecuador
Estupiñán   35' Cubilla   41'
Morena   74'
Referee: Arppi Filho (Brazil)

5 July 1973 Uruguay   0 – 1   Colombia Montevideo, Uruguay
Ortiz   71' Referee: González (Chile)

8 July 1973 Uruguay   4 – 0   Ecuador Montevideo, Uruguay
Morena   4'27'
Cubilla   30'
Milar   62'
Referee: Canete (Paraguay)

Uruguay qualified on goal difference.

Group 2Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1   Argentina 7 4 3 1 0 9 2 +7
2   Paraguay 5 4 2 1 1 8 5 +3
3   Bolivia 0 4 0 0 4 1 11 −10
2 September 1973 Bolivia   1 – 2   Paraguay La Paz, Bolivia
Morales   30' Escobar   41'
Insfran   74'
Referee: Rendón Villads (Ecuador)

9 September 1973 Argentina   4 – 0   Bolivia Buenos Aires, Argentina
Brindisi   30'43'
Ayala   66'75'
Referee: Pazos Bianchi (Uruguay)

16 September 1973 Paraguay   1 – 1   Argentina Asuncion, Paraguay
Arrúa   41' Ayala   33' Referee: Delgado (Colombia)

23 September 1973 Bolivia   0 – 1   Argentina La Paz, Bolivia
Fornari   17' Referee: Coelho (Brazil)

30 September 1973 Paraguay   4 – 0   Bolivia Asuncion, Paraguay
Bareiro   10'
Osorio   13'
Insfran   18'
Arrúa   89'
Referee: Tejada Burga (Peru)

7 October 1973 Argentina   3 – 1   Paraguay Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ayala   32' (pen.)57'
Guerini   89'
Escobar   22' Referee: Diaz (Chile)

Argentina qualified.

Group 3Edit

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1=   Chile 2 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
1=   Peru 2 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
  Venezuela withdrew
29 April 1973 Peru   2 – 0   Chile Lima, Peru
Sotil   43'62' Referee: Marques (Brazil)

13 May 1973 Chile   2 – 0   Peru Santiago, Chile
Crisosto   68'
Ahumada   71'
Referee: Barreto Ruiz (Uruguay)

Chile and Peru finished level on points and goal difference, and a play-off on neutral ground was played to decide who would advance to the UEFA / CONMEBOL Intercontinental Play-off.

5 August 1973 Chile   2 – 1   Peru Montevideo, Uruguay
Valdés   45'
Farias   58'
Bailetti   40' Referee: Da Rosa (Uruguay)

Chile advanced to the UEFA / CONMEBOL Intercontinental Play-off.

Inter-confederation play-offsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Soviet Union   w.o.[note 1]   Chile 0–0 0–2[note 1]

Chile advanced by walk-over to the 1974 FIFA World Cup.

GoalscorersEdit

5 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The Soviet Union refused to play in Chile for the second leg, so Chile were awarded a 2–0 walkover victory.