The teams from Brazil and Argentina moved to the top of the classification table after their wins against Peru and Bolivia in the second matchday of the South American qualifiers.
Both selections They have six points, the result of their victories in the first two days.
Led by Neymar, Brazil defeated Peru 1-0 in Lima on Tuesday at the end of the second day of South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.
Marquinhos scored the winning goal with a header in the 90th minute. after a corner kick from Neymar silenced the thousands of fans at the National Stadium in Lima.
“We controlled the game whenever we could. The victory was well deserved,” Brazil coach Fernando Diniz said at a press conference.
I am Lionel Messi Argentina, on the other hand, defeated Bolivia 3-0 as guests. in a match played in La Paz at an altitude of over 3,600 meters.
The third team in qualification is Colombia, which has four points after its win against Venezuela in its first game and a goalless draw against Chile on Tuesday, in a game played on a field in questionable condition, in which even the Chilean Arturo Vidal had to be substituted due to a minor knee injury.
The fourth team in the standings is Uruguay, which still has three points after a 2-1 defeat against Ecuador. With this victory, those from the center of the world got rid of the -3 points with which they started the qualification.
Venezuela, on the other hand, is fifth in the table with three points thanks to its 1-0 win over Paraguay and is looking forward to taking part in a World Cup for the first time.
That is The complete classification after the second date in the South American Qualifiers:
1. Brazil: 6 points
2. Argentina: 6
3. Colombia: 4
4. Uruguay: 3
5. Venezuela: 3
6. Paraguay: 1
7. Peru: 1
8. Chile: 1
9. Ecuador: 0
10. Bolivia: 0
For this duel, South America has six direct starting places for the World Cup, for 10 selected teams, and the seventh will play a playoff with a team from another continent. This means there are two more tickets at stake than in previous World Cup qualifiers.
It is recalled that Ecuador began the qualification with -3 points in the standings after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) sanctioned it in the case of the player Byron Castillo, accused by Chile of having Colombian nationality and false documents to have presented about its origin.
This scandal almost cost Ecuador its place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. However, CAS decided to punish him in the following duel with the loss of three points.