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2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the South American zone (CONMEBOL). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 10 CONMEBOL teams entered the competition. The South American zone was allocated 4.5 places (out of 32) in the final tournament.

The 10 teams played against each other on a home-and-away basis. The top 4 teams qualified. The 5th-placed team advanced to the CONMEBOL / OFC Intercontinental Play-off.

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification                    
1   Argentina 18 13 4 1 42 15 +27 43 Qualified to 2002 FIFA World Cup 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 5–0 4–1
2   Ecuador 18 9 4 5 23 20 +3 31 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–0
3   Brazil 18 9 3 6 31 17 +14 30 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 5–0 1–1 3–0 2–0
4   Paraguay 18 9 3 6 29 23 +6 30 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–4 5–1 5–1 3–0 1–0
5   Uruguay 18 7 6 5 19 13 +6 27 Advanced to inter-confederation play-offs 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–1
6   Colombia 18 7 6 5 20 15 +5 27 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 3–1
7   Bolivia 18 4 6 8 21 33 −12 18 3–3 1–5 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 5–0 1–0
8   Peru 18 4 4 10 14 25 −11 16 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 3–1
9   Venezuela 18 5 1 12 18 44 −26 16 0–4 1–2 0–6 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–2 3–0 0–2
10   Chile 18 3 3 12 15 27 −12 12 0–2 0–0 3–0 3–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 14 November 2001. Source:[citation needed]

MatchesEdit

Matchday 1Edit

Colombia  0–0  Brazil
(Report)

Ecuador  2–0  Venezuela
Delgado   18'
Aguinaga   57'
(Report)
Attendance: 37,288
Referee: Eduardo Gamboa (Chile)

Uruguay  1–0  Bolivia
García   26' (Report)

Peru  2–0  Paraguay
Solano   55' (pen.)
Palacios   60'
(Report)
Attendance: 45,042

Argentina  4–1  Chile
Batistuta   9'
Verón   33'71' (pen.)
C. López   87'
(Report) Tello   29'

Matchday 2Edit

Bolivia  1–1  Colombia
Sánchez   16' (Report) Castillo   32'
Attendance: 35,500
Referee: José Arana (Peru)

Venezuela  0–4  Argentina
(Report) Ayala   8'
Ortega   24'77'
Crespo   89'

Paraguay  1–0  Uruguay
Ayala   35'

Chile  1–1  Peru
Margas   42' (Report) Jayo   38'

Brazil  3–2  Ecuador
Rivaldo   18'51'
Zago   43'
(Report) Aguinaga   12'
De la Cruz   75'
Attendance: 64,738
Referee: Henry Cervantes (Colombia)

Matchday 3Edit

Uruguay  2–1  Chile
Silva   35'
Montero   42'
(Report) Zamorano   39' (pen.)
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Robert Troxler Ayala (Paraguay)

Paraguay  3–1  Ecuador
Toledo   10'
Brizuela   42'63'
(Report) Graziani   87'
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Gustavo Gallesio Greco (Uruguay)


Peru  0–1  Brazil
(Report) Zago   34'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Daniel Giménez (Argentina)

Colombia  3–0  Venezuela
Viveros   27'
Córdoba   42' (pen.)
Valenciano   89'
(Report)
Attendance: 20,854
Referee: Oscar Godoi (Brazil)

Matchday 4Edit

Venezuela  4–2  Bolivia
Mea Vitali   24'
Morán   38'
Savarese   61'
Tortolero   68' (pen.)
(Report) Moreno   49'
Baldivieso   58'
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Rogger Zambrano (Ecuador)

Brazil  1–1  Uruguay
Rivaldo   85' (pen.) (Report) Silva   5'

Ecuador  2–1  Peru
Chalá   14'
Hurtado   51'
(Report) Pajuelo   73'

Chile  3–1  Paraguay
Caniza   19' (o.g.)
Salas   35'
Zamorano   80' (pen.)
(Report) Cardozo   71'
Attendance: 53,970
Referee: Claudio Martin (Argentina)

Colombia  1–3  Argentina
Oviedo   26' (Report) Batistuta   23'44'
Crespo   75'

Matchday 5Edit

Uruguay  3–1  Venezuela
Olivera   28'90+2'
Rodríguez   53'
(Report) Noriega   23'
Attendance: 58,000

Paraguay  2–1  Brazil
Paredes   6'
Campos   83'
(Report) Rivaldo   74'

Bolivia  1–0  Chile
Suárez   85' (Report)

Argentina  2–0  Ecuador
Crespo   29'
C. López   49'
(Report)
Attendance: 44,199
Referee: Daniel Bello (Uruguay)

Peru  0–1  Colombia
(Report) Ángel   48'
Attendance: 32,207

Matchday 6Edit

Ecuador  0–0  Colombia
(Report)

Venezuela  0–2  Chile
(Report) Tapia   70'
Zamorano   89'

Uruguay  0–0  Peru
(Report)
Attendance: 54,345
Referee: Oscar Godoi (Brazil)

Brazil  3–1  Argentina
Alex   5'
Vampeta   45'50'
(Report) Almeyda   45+1'

Bolivia  0–0  Paraguay
(Report)
Attendance: 39,142
Referee: Luciano Almeida (Brazil)

Matchday 7Edit

Colombia  1–0  Uruguay
Castillo   75' (Report)
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Daniel Giménez (Argentina)

Chile  3–0  Brazil
Estay   25'
Zamorano   43'
Salas   74'
(Report)

Ecuador  2–0  Bolivia
Delgado   17'59' (Report)
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Luis Solórzano (Venezuela)


Peru  1–0  Venezuela
Palacios   69' (Report)
Attendance: 41,084

Matchday 8Edit

Paraguay  3–0  Venezuela
González   30'
Cardozo   34'
Paredes   43'
(Report)
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Juan Paniagua (Bolivia)

Chile  0–1  Colombia
(Report) Castillo   66'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Gustavo Gallesio Greco (Uruguay)

Uruguay  4–0  Ecuador
Magallanes   15'
Silva   37'
Olivera   50'
Cedrés   86'
(Report)
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Henry Cervantes (Colombia)

Peru  1–2  Argentina
Samuel   68' (o.g.) (Report) Crespo   25'
Verón   37'
Attendance: 43,951

Brazil  5–0  Bolivia
Romário   11' (pen.)77'80'
Rivaldo   46'
Sandy   88' (o.g.)
(Report)
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Guido Alvarado (Chile)

Matchday 9Edit

Colombia  0–2  Paraguay
(Report) Santa Cruz   3'
Chilavert   89'

Venezuela  0–6  Brazil
(Report) Euller   20'
Juninho   28'
Romário   31'36'38' (pen.)63'

Ecuador  1–0  Chile
Delgado   75' (Report)

Bolivia  1–0  Peru
Suárez   5' (Report)
Attendance: 21,791
Referee: José Carpio (Ecuador)

Argentina  2–1  Uruguay
Gallardo   27'
Batistuta   41'
(Report) Ayala   49' (o.g.)

Matchday 10Edit

Bolivia  0–0  Uruguay
(Report)

Brazil  1–0  Colombia
Roque Júnior   90+3' (Report)

Paraguay  5–1  Peru
Santa Cruz   15'
Del Solar   25' (o.g.)
Cardozo   45'
Paredes   65'
Chilavert   83' (pen.)
(Report) García   76'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Daniel Giménez (Argentina)

Venezuela  1–2  Ecuador
García   66' (Report) Kaviedes   3'
Sánchez   23'
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: Eduardo Lecca (Perú)

Chile  0–2  Argentina
(Report) Ortega   27'
Husaín   89'
Attendance: 56,529

Matchday 11Edit

Colombia  2–0  Bolivia
Ángel   52'73' (pen.) (Report)
Attendance: 29,998
Referee: Wilson de Souza Mendonça (Brazil)

Peru  3–1  Chile
Maestri   53'
Mendoza   72'
Pizarro   81'
(Report) Navia   61'
Attendance: 38,901

Ecuador  1–0  Brazil
Delgado   49' (Report)
Attendance: 40,800
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Uruguay  0–1  Paraguay
(Report) Alvarenga   64'
Attendance: 50,000

Argentina  5–0  Venezuela
Crespo   13'
Sorín   31'
Verón   51'
Gallardo   60'
Samuel   85'
(Report)
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Gilberto Hidalgo (Peru)

Matchday 12Edit

Ecuador  2–1  Paraguay
Delgado   44'52' (Report) Cardozo   26'

Venezuela  2–2  Colombia
Rondón   22'
Arango   82'
(Report) Bedoya   83'
Bonilla   88'
Attendance: 19,000
Referee: Guido Aros (Chile)

Chile  0–1  Uruguay
(Report) Díaz   12' (o.g.)

Bolivia  3–3  Argentina
Paz   39'
Colque   54'
Botero   81'
(Report) Crespo   44'87'
Sorín   90'
Attendance: 35,000

Brazil  1–1  Peru
Romário   65' (Report) Pajuelo   77'

Matchday 13Edit

Peru  1–2  Ecuador
Pizarro   2' (Report) Méndez   11'
Delgado   90+1'
Attendance: 54,236
Referee: Antonio Marrufo (Mexico)

Paraguay  1–0  Chile
Paredes   90+2' (Report)


Bolivia  5–0  Venezuela
Baldivieso   32'68'
Botero   35'50'
Justiniano   38'
(Report)
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: José Carpio (Ecuador)

Uruguay  1–0  Brazil
Magallanes   33' (pen.) (Report)
Attendance: 61,249

Matchday 14Edit

Venezuela  2–0  Uruguay
Morán   52'
Rondón   90'
(Report)
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Antonio Marrufo Mendoza (Mexico)

Chile  2–2  Bolivia
Salas   35'75' (Report) Baldivieso   19' (pen.)
Coimbra   71'
Attendance: 34,657
Referee: Daniel Giménez (Argentina)

Ecuador  0–2  Argentina
(Report) Verón   19'
Crespo   34' (pen.)

Brazil  2–0  Paraguay
Marcelinho Paraíba   4'
Rivaldo   69'
(Report)

Colombia  0–1  Peru
(Report) Solano   47'
Attendance: 33,875
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Matchday 15Edit

Chile  0–2  Venezuela
(Report) Páez   56'
Arango   62'
Attendance: 30,000

Peru  0–2  Uruguay
(Report) Silva   11'
Recoba   45'
Attendance: 36,226
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Paraguay  5–1  Bolivia
Paredes   33'
Cardozo   45'89'
Chilavert   50'
Santa Cruz   69'
(Report) Paz   15'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Luis Solórzano (Venezuela)

Argentina  2–1  Brazil
Gallardo   76'
Cris   84' (o.g.)
(Report) Ayala   2' (o.g.)

Colombia  0–0  Ecuador
(Report)
Attendance: 28,487
Referee: Youssouf Al-Aqili (Saudi Arabia)

Matchday 16Edit

Bolivia  1–5  Ecuador
Galindo   59' (Report) de la Cruz   13'
Delgado   23'
Kaviedes   56'
Fernández   89'
Gómez   90'

Venezuela  3–0  Peru
Alvarado   54'77'
Morán   80'
(Report)

Uruguay  1–1  Colombia
Magallanes   34' (pen.) (Report) Valentierra   67'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)

Brazil  2–0  Chile
Edílson   52'
Rivaldo   63'
(Report)

Paraguay  2–2  Argentina
Chilavert   51' (pen.)
Morínigo   70'
(Report) Pochettino   67'
Batistuta   73'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Gilberto Hidalgo (Peru)

Matchday 17Edit

Colombia  3–1  Chile
Grisales   19'
Ángel   67' (pen.)
González   68'
(Report) Riveros   39'
Attendance: 16,050
Referee: Daniel Giménez (Argentina)

Ecuador  1–1  Uruguay
Kaviedes   72' (Report) Olivera   43' (pen.)
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

Bolivia  3–1  Brazil
Paz   42'
Baldivieso   70'89'
(Report) Edílson   26'
Attendance: 32,574
Referee: Luis Solórzano (Venezuela)

Argentina  2–0  Peru
Samuel   46'
C. López   84'
(Report)

Venezuela  3–1  Paraguay
Morán   2'
Noriega   22'
González   40'
(Report) Arce   28' (pen.)

Matchday 18Edit

Peru  1–1  Bolivia
Alva   8' (Report) Castillo   87'

Uruguay  1–1  Argentina
Silva   19' (Report) C. López   44'
Attendance: 48,100
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

Chile  0–0  Ecuador
(Report)
Attendance: 19,237
Referee: Juan Paniagua (Bolivia)

Paraguay  0–4  Colombia
(Report) Aristizábal   24'34' (pen.)62'
Castillo   82'

Brazil  3–0  Venezuela
Luizão   12'19'
Rivaldo   34'
(Report)
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Daniel Giménez (Argentina)

Intercontinental play-offEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Australia   1–3   Uruguay 1–0 0–3

Qualified teamsEdit

The following five teams from CONMEBOL qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
  Argentina Winners 15 August 2001 12 (1930, 1934, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
  Ecuador Runners-up 14 November 2001 0 (debut)
  Brazil Third place 14 November 2001 16 (all) (1930, 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998)
  Paraguay Fourth place 8 November 2001 5 (1930, 1950, 1958, 1986, 1998)
  Uruguay OFC v CONMEBOL play-off winners 25 November 2001 9 (1930, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986, 1990)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

GoalscorersEdit

9 goals
8 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal
2 own goals

Broadcasting RightsEdit

NotesEdit

  • This was the first and, to date, only time that Brazil lost more than 2 matches and has not finished as leader (1st) of their qualifying group, during a FIFA World Cup qualification.

See alsoEdit