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2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

The South American zone of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification saw ten teams competing for places in the finals in South Africa. The format is identical to that used for the previous three World Cup qualification tournaments held by CONMEBOL. Matches were scheduled so that there were always two games within a week, which was aimed at minimizing player travel time, particularly for players who were based in Europe.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)
Tournament details
Dates13 October 2007 – 14 October 2009
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played90
Goals scored232 (2.58 per match)
Attendance3,301,363 (36,682 per match)
Top scorer(s)Chile Humberto Suazo (10 goals)
2006
2014

The top four teams in the final standings qualified automatically for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The fifth-placed team met the fourth-placed team from the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in a two-legged play-off for a place at the World Cup.[1]

Contents

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification                    
1   Brazil 18 9 7 2 33 11 +22 34 Qualification to 2010 FIFA World Cup 4–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 5–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–0
2   Chile 18 10 3 5 32 22 +10 33 0–3 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–0
3   Paraguay 18 10 3 5 24 16 +8 33 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 5–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–0
4   Argentina 18 8 4 6 23 20 +3 28 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 3–0 2–1
5   Uruguay 18 6 6 6 28 20 +8 24 Advance to inter-confederation play-offs 0–4 2–2 2–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 5–0 6–0
6   Ecuador 18 6 5 7 22 26 −4 23 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 3–1 5–1
7   Colombia 18 6 5 7 14 18 −4 23 0–0 2–4 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
8   Venezuela 18 6 4 8 23 29 −6 22 0–4 2–3 1–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 5–3 3–1
9   Bolivia 18 4 3 11 22 36 −14 15 2–1 0–2 4–2 6–1 2–2 1–3 0–0 0–1 3–0
10   Peru 18 3 4 11 11 34 −23 13 1–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0
Source: FIFA

On 24 November 2008, FIFA suspended the Peruvian Football Federation from all international competition due to governmental interference in its operations.[2] The suspension was lifted on 20 December 2008.[3]

ResultsEdit

The round-by-round fixtures were same as the 2006 qualifying tournament.

Round 1Edit

Uruguay  5–0  Bolivia
Suárez   4'
Forlán   38'
Abreu   48'
Sánchez   67'
Bueno   83'
Report
Attendance: 25,200
Referee: Rubén Selman (Chile)

Argentina  2–0  Chile
Riquelme   27'45' Report

Ecuador  0–1  Venezuela
Report Rey   68'

Peru  0–0  Paraguay
Report
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

Colombia  0–0  Brazil
Report
Attendance: 41,000

Round 2Edit

Venezuela  0–2  Argentina
Report Milito   16'
Messi   43'

Bolivia  0–0  Colombia
Report

Chile  2–0  Peru
Suazo   11'
Fernández   51'
Report
Attendance: 58,000

Paraguay  1–0  Uruguay
Valdez   14' Report

Brazil  5–0  Ecuador
Vágner Love   19'
Ronaldinho   71'
Kaká   77'85'
Elano   83'
Report

Round 3Edit

Argentina  3–0  Bolivia
Agüero   40'
Riquelme   56'74'
Report

Colombia  1–0  Venezuela
Bustos   82' Report
Attendance: 28,273
Referee: Rubén Selman (Chile)

Paraguay  5–1  Ecuador
Valdez   8'
Riveros   26'87'
Santa Cruz   50'
Ayala   82'
Report Kaviedes   79'

Uruguay  2–2  Chile
Suárez   42'
Abreu   81'
Report Salas   59'70' (pen.)

Peru  1–1  Brazil
Vargas   72' Report Kaká   41'
Attendance: 45,847

Round 4Edit

Venezuela  5–3  Bolivia
Arismendi   20'40'
Guerra   81'
Maldonado   89'90+1'
Report Martins   19'77'
Arce   27'

Colombia  2–1  Argentina
Bustos   62'
D. Moreno   82'
Report Messi   36'
Attendance: 41,700

Ecuador  5–1  Peru
Ayoví   10'48'
Kaviedes   24'
Méndez   44'62'
Report Mendoza   86'

Brazil  2–1  Uruguay
Luís Fabiano   45'64' Report Abreu   9'

Chile  0–3  Paraguay
Report Cabañas   24'
Da Silva   45+1'56'
Attendance: 52,320

Round 5Edit

Uruguay  1–1  Venezuela
Lugano   12' Report Vargas   56'

Peru  1–1  Colombia
Mariño   40' Report Rodallega   8'
Attendance: 25,000

Paraguay  2–0  Brazil
Santa Cruz   26'
Cabañas   49'
Report

Argentina  1–1  Ecuador
Palacio   90+3' Report Urrutia   69'

Bolivia  0–2  Chile
Report Medel   29'76'

Round 6Edit

Uruguay  6–0  Peru
Forlán   8'38' (pen.)57'
Bueno   61'69'
Abreu   90'
Report
Attendance: 20,016
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)

Bolivia  4–2  Paraguay
Botero   23'70'
R. García   25'
Martins   76'
Report Santa Cruz   66'
Valdez   82'

Ecuador  0–0  Colombia
Report


Venezuela  2–3  Chile
Maldonado   59'
Arango   80'
Report Suazo   65' (pen.)90+2'
Jara   72'

Round 7Edit

Argentina  1–1  Paraguay
Agüero   60' Report Heinze   13' (o.g.)

Ecuador  3–1  Bolivia
Caicedo   21'
Méndez   51' (pen.)
Benítez   72'
Report Botero   40'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)

Colombia  0–1  Uruguay
Report Eguren   15'
Attendance: 35,024

Peru  1–0  Venezuela
Alva   39' Report
Attendance: 25,500

Chile  0–3  Brazil
Report Luís Fabiano   21'83'
Robinho   45'
Attendance: 60,239

Round 8Edit

Paraguay  2–0  Venezuela
Riveros   28'
Valdez   45'
Report

Uruguay  0–0  Ecuador
Report
Attendance: 45,000

Chile  4–0  Colombia
Jara   26'
Suazo   38'
Fuentes   48'
Fernández   71'
Report
Attendance: 47,459

Brazil  0–0  Bolivia
Report

Peru  1–1  Argentina
Fano   90+3' Report Cambiasso   82'
Attendance: 40,000

Round 9Edit

Bolivia  3–0  Peru
Botero   4'16'
R. García   81'
Report

Argentina  2–1  Uruguay
Messi   6'
Agüero   13'
Report Lugano   40'

Colombia  0–1  Paraguay
Report Cabañas   9'
Attendance: 26,000

Venezuela  0–4  Brazil
Report Kaká   6'
Robinho   10'67'
Adriano   19'

Ecuador  1–0  Chile
Benítez   71' Report

Round 10Edit

Bolivia  2–2  Uruguay
Martins   15'41' Report Bueno   64'
Abreu   88'

Paraguay  1–0  Peru
Cardozo   81' Report

Chile  1–0  Argentina
Orellana   35' Report
Attendance: 65,000

Brazil  0–0  Colombia
Report

Venezuela  3–1  Ecuador
Maldonado   48'
Moreno   56'
Arango   67'
Report Mina   12'

Round 11Edit

Uruguay  2–0  Paraguay
Forlán   28'
Lugano   57'
Report
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)

Argentina  4–0  Venezuela
Messi   26'
Tevez   47'
Rodríguez   51'
Agüero   73'
Report

Colombia  2–0  Bolivia
Torres   26'
Rentería   88'
Report
Attendance: 22,044

Ecuador  1–1  Brazil
Noboa   89' Report Júlio Baptista   72'

Peru  1–3  Chile
Fano   34' Report Sánchez   2'
Suazo   32' (pen.)
Fernández   70'
Attendance: 48,700

Round 12Edit

Venezuela  2–0  Colombia
Miku   78'
Arango   82'
Report

Bolivia  6–1  Argentina
Martins   12'
Botero   34' (pen.)55'66'
Da Rosa   45'
Torrico   87'
Report González   25'

Ecuador  1–1  Paraguay
Noboa   63' Report É. Benítez   90+2'

Chile  0–0  Uruguay
Report

Brazil  3–0  Peru
Luís Fabiano   18' (pen.)27'
Melo   64'
Report

Round 13Edit

Uruguay  0–4  Brazil
Report Dani Alves   12'
Juan   36'
Luís Fabiano   52'
Kaká   75' (pen.)

Bolivia  0–1  Venezuela
Report Rivero   33' (o.g.)
Attendance: 23,427
Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)


Paraguay  0–2  Chile
Report Fernández   13'
Suazo   50'

Peru  1–2  Ecuador
Vargas   52' Report Montero   38'
Tenorio   59'
Attendance: 17,050

Round 14Edit

Ecuador  2–0  Argentina
Ayoví   72'
Palacios   83'
Report

Colombia  1–0  Peru
Falcao   25' Report

Brazil  2–1  Paraguay
Robinho   40'
Nilmar   49'
Report Cabañas   25'
Attendance: 56,682

Chile  4–0  Bolivia
Beausejour   43'
Estrada   74'
Sánchez   78'88'
Report
Attendance: 60,214

Venezuela  2–2  Uruguay
Maldonado   9'
Rey   74'
Report Suárez   60'
Forlán   72'

Round 15Edit

Colombia  2–0  Ecuador
Martínez   82'
Gutiérrez   90+4'
Report

Peru  1–0  Uruguay
Rengifo   86' Report
Attendance: 15,000

Paraguay  1–0  Bolivia
Cabañas   45+1' (pen.) Report

Argentina  1–3  Brazil
Dátolo   65' Report Luisão   23'
Luís Fabiano   30'68'

Chile  2–2  Venezuela
Vidal   11'
Millar   53'
Report Maldonado   34'
Rey   45+1'

Round 16Edit

Bolivia  1–3  Ecuador
Yecerotte   85' Report Méndez   4'
Valencia   46'
Benítez   66'

Uruguay  3–1  Colombia
Suárez   7'
Scotti   77'
Eguren   87'
Report Martínez   63'

Paraguay  1–0  Argentina
Valdez   27' Report

Brazil  4–2  Chile
Nilmar   31'74'76'
Baptista   40'
Report Suazo   45+1' (pen.)52'

Venezuela  3–1  Peru
Miku   33'52'
Vargas   65'
Report Fuenmayor   41' (o.g.)

Round 17Edit

Argentina  2–1  Peru
Higuaín   48'
Palermo   90+2'
Report Rengifo   89'

Colombia  2–4  Chile
Martínez   14'
G. Moreno   63'
Report Ponce   34'
Suazo   35'
Valdivia   71'
Orellana   78'

Ecuador  1–2  Uruguay
Valencia   68' Report Suárez   69'
Forlán   90+3' (pen.)

Venezuela  1–2  Paraguay
A. Rondón   85' Report Cabañas   56'
Cardozo   80'

Bolivia  2–1  Brazil
Olivares   10'
Martins   32'
Report Nilmar   70'
Attendance: 16,557
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)

Round 18Edit

Peru  1–0  Bolivia
Fano   54' Report

Brazil  0–0  Venezuela
Report
Attendance: 23,746

Chile  1–0  Ecuador
Suazo   53' Report

Uruguay  0–1  Argentina
Report Bolatti   84'

Paraguay  0–2  Colombia
Report Ramos   61'
Rodallega   80'

Inter-confederation play-offsEdit

The team from fourth place in the CONCACAF qualifying fourth round (Costa Rica) entered into a home and away play-off against the team which finished fifth in the CONMEBOL qualifying group (Uruguay). The winner of this play-off qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals. The draw for the order in which the two matches were played was held on 2 June 2009 during the FIFA Congress in Nassau, the Bahamas.[4]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Costa Rica   1–2   Uruguay 0–1 1–1

Qualified teamsEdit

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

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
  Brazil Winners 5 September 2009 18 (all) (1930, 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006)
  Chile Runners-up 10 October 2009 8 (1930, 1950, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1982, 1998)
  Paraguay Third place 9 September 2009 7 (1930, 1950, 1958, 1986, 1998, 2002, 2006)
  Argentina Fourth place 14 October 2009 14 (1930, 1934, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006)
  Uruguay CONCACAF v CONMEBOL play-off winners 18 November 2009 10 (1930, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986, 1990, 2002)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

GoalscorersEdit

There were 234 goals scored in 92 games, for an average of 2.54 goals per game (Costa Rica's single goal in the inter-confederation play-offs not included).

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

* FIFA.com: Scorer stats

NotesEdit

This was the first time that Argentina lost more than 2 or 4 matches and has not finished as leader (1st) or runner-up (2nd) of their qualifying group, during a FIFA World Cup qualification.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIFA.com Archived 2007-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Suspension of the Peruvian FA". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 25 November 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Combined bidding confirmed". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 20 December 2008. Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  4. ^ Intercontinental play-off dates confirmed Archived 2009-06-14 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit