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2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

The South American Zone of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification saw nine teams competing for 4 or 5 berths in the finals. Brazil automatically qualified for the World Cup as the host nation so were not involved in CONMEBOL qualifying. Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay advanced to the World Cup.

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)
Tournament details
Dates7 October 2011 – 15 October 2013
Teams9 (from 1 confederation)
Tournament statistics
Matches played72
Goals scored204 (2.83 per match)
Attendance2,647,470 (36,770 per match)
Top scorer(s)Uruguay Luis Suárez (11 goals)
2010
2018

Contents

FormatEdit

The format for CONMEBOL's 2014 World Cup qualifying tournament was identical to the previous four editions. All CONMEBOL national teams played against each other twice on a home-and-away basis in a single group for 4 or 5 allotted berths. The top four teams automatically qualified for the finals. The fifth-placed team competed in the intercontinental play-offs against the fifth-placed team from the AFC's World Cup qualifying tournament. The order of matches was identical to that of the 2002, 2006 and 2010 tournaments. As Brazil qualified automatically as hosts, each team had a bye on the date they would normally have been scheduled to play Brazil.

StandingsEdit

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 16 9 5 2 35 15 +20 32
  Colombia 16 9 3 4 27 13 +14 30
  Chile 16 9 1 6 29 25 +4 28
  Ecuador 16 7 4 5 20 16 +4 25
  Uruguay 16 7 4 5 25 25 0 25
  Venezuela 16 5 5 6 14 20 −6 20
  Peru 16 4 3 9 17 26 −9 15
  Bolivia 16 2 6 8 17 30 −13 12
  Paraguay 16 3 3 10 17 31 −14 12
                   
Argentina   1–1 4–1 0–0 4–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 3–0
Bolivia   1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–1
Chile   1–2 3–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 3–0
Colombia   1–2 5–0 3–3 1–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1
Ecuador   1–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–0
Paraguay   2–5 4–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–2
Peru   1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–1
Uruguay   3–2 4–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1
Venezuela   1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–1
  Top four teams qualified directly for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  Fifth-placed team advanced to the AFC v CONMEBOL play-off

MatchesEdit

The matches were played from 7 October 2011 to 15 October 2013.[1]

Matchday 1Edit

Uruguay  4–2  Bolivia
Suárez   3'
Lugano   25'71'
Cavani   34'
Report Cardozo   17'
Martins   87' (pen.)

Ecuador  2–0  Venezuela
J. Ayoví   15'
C. Benítez   28'
Report

Argentina  4–1  Chile
Higuaín   7'52'63'
Messi   25'
Report Fernández   59'

Peru  2–0  Paraguay
Guerrero   46'71' Report
Attendance: 40,000

Matchday 2Edit

Bolivia  1–2  Colombia
Flores   85' Report Pabón   48'
Falcao   90+3'

Chile  4–2  Peru
Ponce   2'
Vargas   18'
Medel   48'
Suazo   63' (pen.)
Report Pizarro   49'
Farfán   60'

Paraguay  1–1  Uruguay
Ortiz   90+2' Report Forlán   68'

Venezuela  1–0  Argentina
Amorebieta   62' Report

Matchday 3Edit

Argentina  1–1  Bolivia
Lavezzi   60' Report Martins   55'

Uruguay  4–0  Chile
Suárez   42'45'67'73' Report

Colombia  1–1  Venezuela
Guarín   11' Report F. Feltscher   78'

Paraguay  2–1  Ecuador
Riveros   47'
Verón   57'
Report J. R. Rojas   90+2'

Matchday 4Edit

Colombia  1–2  Argentina
Pabón   44' Report Messi   60'
Agüero   83'

Ecuador  2–0  Peru
Méndez   69'
C. Benítez   88'
Report

Chile  2–0  Paraguay
Contreras   28'
M. Campos   86'
Report
Attendance: 44,726
Referee: Héber Lopes (Brazil)

Venezuela  1–0  Bolivia
Vizcarrondo   25' Report

Matchday 5Edit

Uruguay  1–1  Venezuela
Forlán   38' Report Rondón   84'

Bolivia  0–2  Chile
Report Aránguiz   45+2'
Vidal   83'

Argentina  4–0  Ecuador
Agüero   19'
Higuaín   29'
Messi   31'
Di María   76'
Report

Peru  0–1  Colombia
Report J. Rodríguez   51'
Attendance: 34,866

Matchday 6Edit

Bolivia  3–1  Paraguay
Peña   9'
Escobar   69'80'
Report Riveros   81'

Venezuela  0–2  Chile
Report Fernández   85'
Aránguiz   90+1'

Uruguay  4–2  Peru
Suárez   15'
Pereira   29'
C. Rodríguez   62'
Eguren   90+3'
Report Godín   40' (o.g.)
Guerrero   47'
Attendance: 55,000

Ecuador  1–0  Colombia
C. Benítez   53' Report

Matchday 7Edit

Colombia  4–0  Uruguay
Falcao   2'
T. Gutiérrez   47'51'
Zúñiga   90'
Report

Ecuador  1–0  Bolivia
Caicedo   73' (pen.) Report

Argentina  3–1  Paraguay
Di María   3'
Higuaín   30'
Messi   64'
Report Fabbro   17' (pen.)

Peru  2–1  Venezuela
Farfán   47'59' Report Arango   42'
Attendance: 54,998

Matchday 8Edit

Chile  1–3  Colombia
Fernández   41' Report J. Rodríguez   58'
Falcao   73'
T. Gutiérrez   76'

Uruguay  1–1  Ecuador
Cavani   66' Report Caicedo   7' (pen.)

Paraguay  0–2  Venezuela
Report Rondón   45'67'

Peru  1–1  Argentina
Zambrano   21' Report Higuaín   37'
Attendance: 54,721

Matchday 9Edit

Bolivia  1–1  Peru
Chumacero   51' Report Mariño   21'
Attendance: 46,500
Referee: Carlos Vera (Ecuador)

Colombia  2–0  Paraguay
Falcao   52'89' Report

Ecuador  3–1  Chile
Caicedo   33'56' (pen.)
Castillo   90+2'
Report Paredes   25' (o.g.)

Argentina  3–0  Uruguay
Messi   65'79'
Agüero   74'
Report

Matchday 10Edit

Bolivia  4–1  Uruguay
Saucedo   5'50'54'
Mojica   26'
Report Suárez   80'

Venezuela  1–1  Ecuador
Arango   5' Report Castillo   23'

Paraguay  1–0  Peru
Aguilar   52' Report

Chile  1–2  Argentina
F. Gutiérrez   90+1' Report Messi   28'
Higuaín   31'
Attendance: 45,000

Matchday 11Edit

Colombia  5−0  Bolivia
Torres   20'
Valdés   49'
T. Gutiérrez   62'
Falcao   86'
Armero   90+2'
Report

Uruguay  1−1  Paraguay
Suárez   81' Report É. Benítez   85'

Argentina  3–0  Venezuela
Higuaín   29'59'
Messi   43' (pen.)
Report

Peru  1–0  Chile
Farfán   87' Report
Attendance: 60,081

Matchday 12Edit

Bolivia  1–1  Argentina
Martins   25' Report Banega   44'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Enrique Osses (Chile)

Ecuador  4–1  Paraguay
Caicedo   37'
Montero   49'74'
C. Benítez   54'
Report Caballero   15'

Chile  2–0  Uruguay
Paredes   10'
Vargas   77'
Report
Attendance: 43,816

Venezuela  1–0  Colombia
Rondón   14' Report

Matchday 13Edit

Bolivia  1–1  Venezuela
J. Campos   86' Report Arango   58'


Paraguay  1–2  Chile
Santa Cruz   87' Report Vargas   41'
Vidal   56'

Peru  1–0  Ecuador
Pizarro   11' Report
Attendance: 47,000

Matchday 14Edit

Colombia  2–0  Peru
Falcao   12' (pen.)
T. Gutiérrez   45'
Report

Ecuador  1–1  Argentina
Castillo   17' Report Agüero   4' (pen.)

Venezuela  0–1  Uruguay
Report Cavani   27'

Chile  3–1  Bolivia
Vargas   16'
Sánchez   17'
Vidal   90+2'
Report Martins   32'
Attendance: 45,000

Matchday 15Edit


Paraguay  4–0  Bolivia
Fabbro   16'
Santa Cruz   47'
Ortiz   80'
Gómez   83'
Report

Chile  3–0  Venezuela
Vargas   10'
M. González   29'
Vidal   85'
Report
Attendance: 46,500
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

Peru  1–2  Uruguay
Farfán   84' Report Suárez   43' (pen.)67'
Attendance: 49,222

Matchday 16Edit

Bolivia  1–1  Ecuador
Arrascaita   47' Report Caicedo   57' (pen.)
Attendance: 12,043

Uruguay  2–0  Colombia
Cavani   77'
Stuani   80'
Report

Venezuela  3–2  Peru
Rondón   36'
C. González   59' (pen.)
Otero   76'
Report Hurtado   19'
Zambrano   86'

Paraguay  2–5  Argentina
Núñez   18'
Santa Cruz   85'
Report Messi   12' (pen.)52' (pen.)
Agüero   32'
Di María   49'
M. Rodríguez   90'

Matchday 17Edit

Colombia  3–3  Chile
T. Gutiérrez   69'
Falcao   74' (pen.)83' (pen.)
Report Vidal   18' (pen.)
Sánchez   21'29'

Ecuador  1–0  Uruguay
Montero   30' Report

Venezuela  1–1  Paraguay
Seijas   82' Report É. Benítez   28'

Argentina  3–1  Peru
Lavezzi   23'34'
Palacio   47'
Report Pizarro   20'

Matchday 18Edit

Paraguay  1–2  Colombia
J. L. Rojas   7' Report Yepes   38'56'

Chile  2–1  Ecuador
Sánchez   33'
Medel   37'
Report Caicedo   66'
Attendance: 47,458

Uruguay  3–2  Argentina
C. Rodríguez   6'
Suárez   34' (pen.)
Cavani   49'
Report M. Rodríguez   14'41'

Peru  1–1  Bolivia
Yotún   18' Report Bejarano   45'
Notes
  1. ^ Colombia v Ecuador was originally to be kicked off at 15:30 local time, but was delayed by an hour and a half due to rain.[2]
  2. ^ Peru v Bolivia was played without spectators due to sanctions imposed by FIFA as a result of crowd disturbance incidents.[3] The Peruvian Football Federation decided to withdraw their appeal and accepted the punishment.[4]

Inter-confederation play-offsEdit

While the top four teams in CONMEBOL qualification tournament qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, the fifth-placed team, Uruguay, played against the fifth-placed team from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Jordan, in a home-and-away play-off. The winner of this play-off, Uruguay, qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.

The first leg was played on 13 November 2013 in Jordan, and the second leg was played on 20 November 2013.[5]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Jordan   0–5   Uruguay 0–5 0–0

Qualified teamsEdit

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

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
  Brazil Hosts 30 October 2007 19 (all) (1930, 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010)
  Argentina Winners 10 September 2013 15 (1930, 1934, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010)
  Colombia Runners-up 11 October 2013 4 (1962, 1990, 1994, 1998)
  Chile Third place 15 October 2013 8 (1930, 1950, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1982, 1998, 2010)
  Ecuador Fourth place 15 October 2013 2 (2002, 2006)
  Uruguay AFC v CONMEBOL play-off winners 20 November 2013 11 (1930, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2010)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

GoalscorersEdit

There were 206 goals scored in 74 games, for an average of 2.78 goals per game.

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil–Preliminary Competition Format and Draw Procedures–South American Zone" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  2. ^ "El partido se iniciaría a las 5 de la tarde". Semana (in Spanish). 6 September 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Sanctions of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee against Ukraine and Peru". FIFA. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Peru to play next home match without spectators following withdrawal of appeal". FIFA. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  5. ^ "International Match Calendar 2013–2018" (PDF). FIFA.com.

External linksEdit