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Qualifications: Brazil and Argentina are leaders; and Ecuador has no points because it paid the TAS penalty | Soccer | Sports

Brazil and Argentina extended their perfect campaign to six points in the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, whose second day on Tuesday was negative for Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru and Chile; and gave a new breath to Ecuador.

Colombia occupies the third place with 4 points, in the fourth is Uruguay (3), fifth is Venezuela (3), which achieved its first victory today defeated by Paraguay, which is sixth, Peru seventh and Chile eighth, everyone has a place.

Ecuador and Bolivia close the classification with no units.

Eight goals were scored on the day and with 12 registered in the first round there were 20 scored in ten games in the South American qualifiers.

With his double, Ecuadorian central defender Félix Torres reached the top of the scoring classification with Brazilians Neymar and Rodrygo and Uruguayan Nicolás de la Cruz with 2.

0-3. Without Messi, Di María is good

With the thin air at 3,640 meters altitude in La Paz and the absence of ideas from Bolivia, there is a lot of talent and ambition in the world champion team.

Captain Lionel Messi is a luxurious spectator from the stands because on the field Ángel Di María, with a ribbon on his arm, fulfills the role of leader and driver: he gives assists to Enzo Fernández and Nicolás Tagliafico, and inspired many fights with garbage. at a speed that is typical of a person who is 15 years old and not 35.

The game ended for Green in the 39th minute, when they lost to Fernández’s goal, due to the dismissal of midfielder Roberto Fernández. Two minutes later Tagliafico went wide and in the second half Nicolás González added the finishing touch.

Six points in two outings, four goals and an unbeaten goal marked the campaign of the Albiceleste, who will host Paraguay on October 12 in the match in three days.

2-1. Three points worth… 0

The Uruguayan team of Argentine Marcelo Bielsa won at 2,850 meters of altitude in Quito with a goal from Agustín Canobbio, the 24-year-old midfielder who was the first in his history at Celeste.

But before the end of the first half, Santos Laguna center Félix Torres Caicedo left everything the same. And in the 61st minute the defender-scorer pointed to the balance thanks to the pass of a 16-year-old prodigy who plays for Chelsea: Kendry Páez.

Bielsa suffered his first defeat on the Uruguayan bench after a successful debut against Chile (3-1), the Spaniard Félix Sánchez Bas scored his first three points in the qualifiers after losing 1-0 against in Argentina, but the victory was almost worthless in Ecuador to leave its box at zero, because it paid the -3 imposed by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (TAS for its French acronym) as a punishment for the issue of Byron Castillo.

1-0. VAR takes and gives in Venezuela

In a match of low quality, abundant in mistakes and with the definitive role of VAR, Venezuela defeated Paraguay 1-0 (penalty goal in the 93rd minute by Salomón Rondón), in the game at the Monumental Stadium in Maturín.

It was a game where, for 92 minutes, hard, closed football stood out, with few scoring options. The only action that up until that moment had roused the spectators from their lethargy was Yangel Herrera’s goal for Vinotinto in the 78th minute, but Colombian referee Andrés Rojas waved off both. minutes later thanks to VAR who flagged a handball before the game. goal. annotation.

But what goes through VAR, comes through VAR; and in the 92nd minute the VAR and the central referee penalized a handball by Paraguayan Iván Piris so that Rondón, the historic scorer of Venezuela, left his team with three points in two games in the fifth place and a Paraguay with one point occupies the seventh position. La Albirroja will visit Argentina on the next date and Venezuela will go to Brazil.

0-0. Colombia extended its good start and Chile did not fight back

In an entertaining match, Chile and Colombia drew goalless. The coffee team led by Argentine Néstor Lorenzo has already collected four points, while the Red team led by Eduardo Berizzo, also Argentine, has not yet taken off and reached their first unit this Tuesday.

In the match, Arturo Vidal left due to injury in the 73rd minute and was replaced by Charles Aránguiz. At 77, VAR canceled a goal by Chilean Guillermo Maripán for offside.

Colombia continues a good run in Chile where they have lost only two of their last twelve matches. On the third day, on October 12, they will host Uruguay in Barranquilla and Chile will host Peru.

0-1. Brazil won the final and silenced the National team of Peru

A goal from Marquinhos in the 91st minute silenced the National Stadium in Lima and broke the tie that seemed to mark the game between Blanquirroja and Canarinha.

Brazil already had a scare in Brazil with a header from Richarlison in the 30th minute that was disallowed after eight minutes of VAR analysis the referee later called offside.

Brazil was more and Peru tried without success but the agonizing goal of the central defender was a harsh punishment for the Inca team that was difficult against a very important rival. (D)

Brazil will host Venezuela and Peru will visit Chile in the next match to be held on October 12. (D)

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