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2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

Listed below are the dates and results for the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for South America. 10 teams took part, all in a single group. The rules were very simple: the teams would play against each other in a home-and-away basis, with the four teams with most points qualifying to the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The fifth ranked team would have to play-off against the best team from Oceania, with the winner of this play-off also qualifying. For the first time, Brazil, the defending champion, was required to go through qualification and was not automatically qualified for the tournament.

2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)
Tournament details
Dates6 September 2003 – 12 October 2005
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played90
Goals scored235 (2.61 per match)
Top scorer(s)Brazil Ronaldo (10 goals)
2002
2010

TiebreakersEdit

If teams are even on points at the end of group play, the tied teams will be ranked as follows:

  1. greater number of points obtained in matches between the tied teams
  2. goal difference in matches between the tied teams
  3. greater number of goals scored in matches between the tied teams
  4. goal difference in all group matches
  5. greater number of goals scored in all group matches
  6. a play-off on neutral ground, with extra time and penalties if necessary (in qualifying)
  7. drawing of lots (at the final event)

This is a change from the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where total goal difference was the first tiebreaker.

StandingsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts                    
  Brazil 18 9 7 2 35 17 +18 34 3–1 1–0 4–1 3–3 0–0 5–0 3–0 1–0 3–1
  Argentina 18 10 4 4 29 17 +12 34 3–1 1–0 0–0 4–2 1–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 3–0
  Ecuador 18 8 4 6 23 19 +4 28 1–0 2–0 5–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–2
  Paraguay 18 8 4 6 23 23 0 28 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–1
  Uruguay 18 6 7 5 23 28 −5 25 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–1 0–3 1–3 5–0
  Colombia 18 6 6 6 24 16 +8 24 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 5–0 1–1 0–1 5–0 1–0
  Chile 18 5 7 6 18 22 −4 22 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–1
  Venezuela 18 5 3 10 20 28 −8 18 2–5 0–3 3–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 4–1 2–1
  Peru 18 4 6 8 20 28 −8 18 1–1 1–3 2–2 4–1 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 4–1
  Bolivia 18 4 2 12 20 37 −17 14 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 1–0

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit


Ecuador  2–0  Venezuela
Espinoza   5'
C. Tenorio   72'

Argentina  2–2  Chile
C. Gonzalez   32'
Aimar   35'
Report   60' Mirosević
  77' Navia

Peru  4–1  Paraguay
Solano   34'
Mendoza   42'
Soto   83'
Farfán   90'
Report   24' Gamarra
Attendance: 42,557

Uruguay  5–0  Bolivia
Forlan   18'
Chevantón   40'61'
Abeijon   83'
Bueno   88'
Report
Attendance: 39,253

Colombia  1–2  Brazil
Ángel   38' Report   22' Ronaldo
  60' Kaká

Round 2Edit


Venezuela  0–3  Argentina
Report Aimar   7'
Crespo   25'
Delgado   32'
Attendance: 24,783

Chile  2–1  Peru
Pinilla   35'
Norambuena   70'
Report Mendoza   57'
Attendance: 54,303

Bolivia  4–0  Colombia
Baldivieso   11' (pen.)
Botero   27'49'59'
Report

Paraguay  4–1  Uruguay
Cardozo   26'58'72'
Paredes   53'
Report Chevantón   24'

Brazil  1–0  Ecuador
Ronaldinho   13' Report
Attendance: 36,601
Referee: Luis Solórzano (Venezuela)

Round 3Edit


Uruguay  2–1  Chile
Chevantón   31'
Romero   49'
Report Meléndez   21'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Claudio Martín (Argentina)

Colombia  0–1  Venezuela
Report Arango   9'

Paraguay  2–1  Ecuador
Santa Cruz   29'
Cardozo   75'
Report Méndez   58'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Juan Carlos Paniagua (Bolivia)

Argentina  3–0  Bolivia
D'Alessandro   56'
Crespo   61'
Aimar   63'
Report

Peru  1–1  Brazil
Solano   50' Report Rivaldo   20' (pen.)
Attendance: 70,000

Round 4Edit


Venezuela  2–1  Bolivia
Rey   90'
Arango   90+2'
Report Botero   60'

Chile  0–1  Paraguay
Report Paredes   30'
Attendance: 61,923

Ecuador  0–0  Peru
Report

Colombia  1–1  Argentina
Ángel   47' Report Crespo   27'

Brazil  3–3  Uruguay
Kaká   20'
Ronaldo   28'87'
Report Forlán   57'76'
Gilberto Silva   78' (o.g.)
Attendance: 28,000

Round 5Edit


Bolivia  0–2  Chile
Report Villarroel   37'
M. González   59'
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Claudio Martín (Argentina)


Uruguay  0–3  Venezuela
Report Urdaneta   19'
H. González   67'
Arango   77'
Attendance: 40,094

Peru  0–2  Colombia
Report Grisales   30'
Oviedo   42'

Paraguay  0–0  Brazil
Report

Round 6Edit


Bolivia  2–1  Paraguay
Cristaldo   8'
Suárez   72'
Report Cardozo   33'

Venezuela  0–1  Chile
Report Pinilla   83'

Uruguay  1–3  Peru
Forlán   72' Report Solano   13'
Pizarro   18'
Farfán   61'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Rubén Selman (Chile)

Ecuador  2–1  Colombia
Delgado   3'
Salas   66'
Report Oviedo   57'

Brazil  3–1  Argentina
Ronaldo   16' (pen.)67' (pen.)90+6' (pen.) Report Sorín   79'
Attendance: 60,000

Round 7Edit


Ecuador  3–2  Bolivia
Soliz   27' (o.g.)
Delgado   32'
de la Cruz   38'
Report Gutiérrez   57'
Castillo   74'

Peru  0–0  Venezuela
Report
Attendance: 40,000


Colombia  5–0  Uruguay
Pacheco   17'31'
Moreno   20'
Restrepo   81'
Herrera   86'
Report

Chile  1–1  Brazil
Navia   89' (pen.) Report Luís Fabiano   16'

Round 8Edit


Peru  1–3  Argentina
Soto   62' Report Rosales   14'
Coloccini   66'
Sorín   90+2'

Uruguay  1–0  Ecuador
Bueno   57' Report
Attendance: 28,000

Brazil  3–1  Bolivia
Ronaldo   1'
Ronaldinho   12' (pen.)
Adriano   44'
Report Cristaldo   48'

Paraguay  1–0  Venezuela
Gamarra   52' Report

Chile  0–0  Colombia
Report

Round 9Edit


Argentina  4–2  Uruguay
González   6'
Figueroa   32'54'
Zanetti   44'
Report C. Rodríguez   63'
Chevantón   86' (pen.)

Bolivia  1–0  Peru
Botero   56' Report

Colombia  1–1  Paraguay
Grisales   17' Report Gavilán   77'

Venezuela  2–5  Brazil
Morán   79'90' Report Kaká   5'34'
Ronaldo   48'50'
Adriano   75'

Ecuador  2–0  Chile
Kaviedes   49'
Méndez   64'
Report

Round 10Edit


Bolivia  0–0  Uruguay
Report

Paraguay  1–1  Peru
Paredes   13' Report Solano   74'

Chile  0–0  Argentina
Report
Attendance: 57,671

Brazil  0–0  Colombia
Report
Attendance: 20,000

Venezuela  3–1  Ecuador
Urdaneta   20' (pen.)
Morán   72'80'
Report M. Ayoví   41' (pen.)
Attendance: 13,800
Referee: Eduardo Lecca (Peru)

Round 11Edit


Ecuador  1–0  Brazil
Méndez   77' Report

Colombia  1–0  Bolivia
Yepes   18' Report

Peru  2–1  Chile
Farfán   56'
Guerrero   85'
Report S. González   90+1'
Attendance: 39,752

Uruguay  1–0  Paraguay
Montero   78' Report
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

Argentina  3–2  Venezuela
Rey   3' (o.g.)
Riquelme   45+1'
Saviola   65'
Report Morán   31'
Vielma   72'

Round 12Edit


Bolivia  1–2  Argentina
Castillo   49' Report Figueroa   57'
Galletti   63'

Venezuela  0–0  Colombia
Report

Chile  1–1  Uruguay
Mirosević   47' Report Regueiro   4'
Attendance: 55,000

Brazil  1–0  Peru
Kaká   74' Report

Ecuador  5–2  Paraguay
Valencia   32'49'
Méndez   45+2'47'
M. Ayoví   77' (pen.)
Report Cardozo   10' (pen.)
Cabañas   14'

Round 13Edit


Bolivia  3–1  Venezuela
Cichero   2' (o.g.)
Castillo   25'
Vaca   84'
Report Maldonado   71'
Attendance: 7,908
Referee: Eduardo Lecca (Peru)

Paraguay  2–1  Chile
Morínigo   37'
Cardozo   59'
Report Pinilla   72'


Peru  2–2  Ecuador
Guerrero   1'
Farfán   58'
Report de la Cruz   4'
Valencia   45'
Attendance: 40,000

Uruguay  1–1  Brazil
Forlán   48' Report Emerson   67'

Round 14Edit


Colombia  5–0  Peru
L.G. Rey   29'
Soto   55'
Ángel   58'
Restrepo   75'
E. Perea   78'
Report

Ecuador  2–0  Argentina
Lara   53'
Delgado   89'
Report

Venezuela  1–1  Uruguay
Maldonado   74' Report Forlán   2'

Chile  3–1  Bolivia
Fuentes   8'34'
Salas   66'
Report Castillo   83' (pen.)

Brazil  4–1  Paraguay
Ronaldinho   32' (pen.)41' (pen.)
Zé Roberto   70'
Robinho   82'
Report Santa Cruz   72'

Round 15Edit


Peru  0–0  Uruguay
Report
Attendance: 31,515

Colombia  3–0  Ecuador
Moreno   5'9'
Arzuaga   70'
Report

Chile  2–1  Venezuela
Jiménez   31'60' Report Morán   82'
Attendance: 35,506

Paraguay  4–1  Bolivia
Gamarra   17'
Santa Cruz   45+1'
Cáceres   54'
Núñez   68'
Report Galindo   30'

Argentina  3–1  Brazil
Crespo   3'40'
Riquelme   18'
Report Roberto Carlos   71'

Round 16Edit


Bolivia  1–2  Ecuador
Vaca   41' Report Delgado   8'49'

Paraguay  1–0  Argentina
Santa Cruz   14' Report

Venezuela  4–1  Peru
Maldonado   17'
Arango   68'
Torrealba   73'79'
Report Farfán   63'

Brazil  5–0  Chile
Juan   11'
Robinho   21'
Adriano   27'29'90+3'
Report

Uruguay  3–2  Colombia
Zalayeta   42'51'86' Report Soto   79'
Ángel   82'

Round 17Edit


Ecuador  0–0  Uruguay
Report

Colombia  1–1  Chile
Rey   24' Report Rojas   64'

Venezuela  0–1  Paraguay
Report Valdez   64'

Bolivia  1–1  Brazil
Castillo   49' Report Juninho   25'

Argentina  2–0  Peru
Riquelme   81' (pen.)
Guadalupe   90' (o.g.)
Report

Round 18Edit


Peru  4–1  Bolivia
Vassallo   11'
Acasiete   38'
Farfán   45'82'
Report Gutiérrez   66'
Attendance: 14,774
Referee: Oscar Sequeira (Argentina)

Paraguay  0–1  Colombia
Report Rey   7'

Brazil  3–0  Venezuela
Adriano   28'
Ronaldo   51'
Roberto Carlos   61'
Report
Attendance: 47,000

Chile  0–0  Ecuador
Report

Uruguay  1–0  Argentina
Recoba   46' Report

Inter-confederation play-offsEdit

The fifth-placed team then played the winner of the OFC qualifying group, Australia, in a home-and-away play-off. The winner of this play-off qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Uruguay   1–1 (2–4 p)   Australia 1–0 0–1 (a.e.t.)

Qualified teamsEdit

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

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
  Brazil Winners 5 September 2005 17 (all) (1930, 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002)
  Argentina Runners-up 8 June 2005 13 (1930, 1934, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002)
  Ecuador Third place 8 October 2005 1 (2002)
  Paraguay Fourth place 8 October 2005 6 (1930, 1950, 1958, 1986, 1998, 2002)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

GoalscorersEdit

10 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Broadcasting rightsEdit

See alsoEdit