Home teams stumble, Brazil look down from the summit

    Paraguay v Brazil - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier

    • 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 having been played in the CONMEBOL region.

    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, triumphing on the road 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 in stoppage time. These goals secured a sixth win in as many qualifiers for the five-time world champions and ended Paraguay’s unbeaten start.

    There was high drama in Barranquilla, meanwhile, 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 with 94 minutes on the clock.

    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 looked to be clear underdogs. Despite upsetting the odds to triumph, Peru are still anchored at the bottom of the table 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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