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.
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.
|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'
|Referee: Arppi Filho (Brazil)|
|8 July 1973||Uruguay||4 – 0||Ecuador||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Morena 4', 27'
|Referee: Canete (Paraguay)|
Uruguay qualified on goal difference.
|2 September 1973||Bolivia||1 – 2||Paraguay||La Paz, Bolivia|
|Morales 30'||Escobar 41'
|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)|
|30 September 1973||Paraguay||4 – 0||Bolivia||Asuncion, Paraguay|
|Referee: Tejada Burga (Peru)|
|7 October 1973||Argentina||3 – 1||Paraguay||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Ayala 32' (pen.), 57'
|Escobar 22'||Referee: Diaz (Chile)|
|13 May 1973||Chile||2 – 0||Peru||Santiago, Chile|
|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|
|Bailetti 40'||Referee: Da Rosa (Uruguay)|
Chile advanced to the UEFA / CONMEBOL Intercontinental Play-off.
|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.
- 5 goals
- 3 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
- The Soviet Union refused to play in Chile for the second leg, so Chile were awarded a 2–0 walkover victory.