Conmebol 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: The Rocky Road to Russia.

  • Conmebol 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: The Rocky Road to Russia.
    1/11 From Argentina’s stuttery start to Bolivia fielding an illegible player, we take a look back at how the Conmebol World Cup qualifiers have been shaping up so far. Getty.
  • Conmebol 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: The Rocky Road to Russia.
    2/11 The beginning of Round two: The action got underway with wins for Brazil over Venezuela (0-2), Chile over Peru (2-1) and Paraguay over Argentina (0-1). Colombia drew with Uruguay, while Bolivia’s clash with Ecuador also ended all square. Getty.
  • Conmebol 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: The Rocky Road to Russia.
    3/11 The Argentinean crisis: The Albiceleste drew 2-2 in Lima on matchday 9 before then falling to a 0-1 home defeat to Paraguay. To make matters worse the aftermath of Bolivia’s sanction means Argentina currently sit outside the qualification places. Getty.
  • Conmebol 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: The Rocky Road to Russia.
    4/11 Bolivia’s points deduction: Bolivia’s eight-point tally was cut to four following FIFA’s decision to punish the landlocked nation for fielding Paraguayan-born Nelson Cabrera against Peru and Chile. Getty.
  • Conmebol 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: The Rocky Road to Russia.
    5/11 Biggest scoreline to date: Brazil’s 5-0 destruction of Bolivia on matchday 9. Getty.
  • Conmebol 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: The Rocky Road to Russia.
    6/11 The most common scoreline: Three games finished 2-2 from matchdays 9 and 10. Argentina vs. Peru on matchday 9, as well as Colombia vs. Uruguay and Bolivia vs. Ecuador on matchday 10. Getty.
  • Conmebol 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: The Rocky Road to Russia.
    7/11 Best home record: Uruguay have won all 5 of their home fixtures so far, beating Colombia 3-0, Chile 3-0, Peru 1-0, Paraguay 4-0 and Venezuela 3-0. Getty.
  • Conmebol 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: The Rocky Road to Russia.
    8/11 Best away record: Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Ecuador have all managed to wins on the road to date. Getty.
  • Conmebol 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: The Rocky Road to Russia.
    9/11 Top scorer: Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani sits at the summit of the goalscoring chart with 7 goals to his name from 8 games. Getty.
  • Conmebol 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: The Rocky Road to Russia.
    10/11 Top scoring team: Brazil haven’t struggled to find the target so far in qualification, having netted 23 times in 10 games. Getty.
  • Conmebol 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: The Rocky Road to Russia.
    11/11 Leakiest defenses: Venezuela and Bolivia have each conceded 26 goals from the first 10 matches. Getty.