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Home teams stumble, Brazil look down from the summit

Neymar of Brazil celebrates his penalty kick goal with Lucas Paquetá

  • 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)

Ecuador 1-2 Peru
Venezuela 0-0 Uruguay
Colombia 2-2 Argentina
Paraguay 0-2 Brazil
Chile 1-1 Bolivia


South American World Cup qualifiers – 8 June 2021

Detail of match ball on a plinth before a match between Colombia and Argentina

A fan of Colombia shows a flag during a match between Colombia and Argentina

Cristian Romero #13 of Argentina heads to score 

Cristian Romero of Argentina celebrates with teammates after scoring against Colombia

Wilmar Barrios of Colombia fights for the ball with Lionel Messi of Argentina

Miguel Borja of Colombia celebrates after scoring the tying goal against Argentina

General view of Rodrigo Paz Delgado Stadium before a match between Ecuador and Peru

Players of Peru sing the national anthem before a match between Ecuador and Peru 

Gustavo Alfaro coach of Ecuador and Ricardo Gareca Coach of Peru talk to referee Esteban Ostojich of Uruguay 

Christian Cueva of Peru celebrates after scoring against Ecuador

Christian Cueva of Peru celebrates after scoring 

Jose Carbali of Ecuador fights for the ball with Christian Ramos of Peru

Luis Advíncula of Peru celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during a match between Ecuador and Per

Players of Venezuela line up prior to a match between Venezuela and Uruguay

Josef Martínez of Venezuela fights for the ball with José Giménez of Uruguay

 Luis Suárez of Uruguay reacts during a match between Venezuela and Uruguay

Rómulo Otero of Venezuela fights for the ball with Matí­as Vecino and José Giménez of Uruguay

Suárez of Uruguay reacts during a match between Venezuela and Uruguay

Neymar of Brazil celebrates with teammates after scoring 

Referee Patricio Loustau argues with Ángel Romero of Paraguay and Neymar of Brazil

Tite coach of Brazil gestures during a match between Paraguay and Brazil 

Players of Chile gather before a match between Chile and Bolivia

Martín Lasarte head coach of Chile wearing a face mask looks on during a match between Chile and Bolivia

Adrián Jusino of Bolivia jumps for the ball with Guillermo Maripán (R) and Gary Medel of Chile 

Eduardo Vargas of Chile kicks the ball during a match between Chile and Bolivia

Henry Vaca of Bolivia controls de ball during a match between Chile and Bolivia

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.

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