- Five matches in CONMEBOL without a win for any home teams
- Brazil remain top, Colombia comeback stuns Argentina
- South American qualifying for Qatar 2022 returns in September
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying built further momentum in South America on Tuesday with a third of the matches now played in CONMEBOL.
Brazil remained perfect with victory in Paraguay and extended their lead to a massive six points as second-placed Colombia denied Argentina with an injury-time equaliser. Peru finally got a win with a rare win in Ecuador, while two other draws added to an already congested mid-table.
South America results (All matches)
Brazil won 2-0 in Paraguay as Neymar scored within minutes of kick-off before Paqueta netted during injury-time. It is a sixth win from as many starts for the five-time World Cup champions and ended Paraguay’s unbeaten start.
There was high drama in Barranquilla as Colombia mounted a stunning comeback to share the spoils with Argentina. Down 2-0 at half-time, the home side pulled a goal back after the break and Miguel Borja headed an equaliser on 94 minutes.
Out-of-form Peru finally kick-started their campaign with an unlikely 2-1 victory in Ecuador. Without a win in their last seven CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers, and against a side who had score ten goals in just two matches at home, Peru seemed at long odds. Despite the win, Peru are still anchored at the bottom behind Venezuela on goal difference.
Defending a proud home record, Venezuela could only manage a scoreless draw against the visiting Uruguay who are now fourth. Mid-table pair Chile and Bolivia rounded out the day with a 1-1 draw in Santiago.