Argentina and Colombia Wins in the South American Qualifiers for Russia 2018

  • Visitors Day in CONMEBOL
    1/11 Argentina won on their visit to Chile and Colombia achieved a dramatic victory in La Paz in the South American Qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.
  • Chile 1-2 Argentina
    2/11 Chile 1-2 Argentina: Martino's men fight back for three crucial World Cup points: Argentina had to fight back from a goal down, but did enough to gain revenge for the Copa America final defeat and down Chile 2-1 in Santiago. The South American champions enjoyed a fantastic start, taking the lead when Felipe Gutierrez crept between two markers to head home a corner after 11 minutes. But the goal galvanised Gerardo Martino's charges, and Angel Di Maria's equaliser was followed by a spectacular Gabriel Mercado scissor kick to give Argentina a first-half advantage they held until the end.
  • Chile 1-2 Argentina
    3/11 Chile 1-2 Argentina: Martino's men fight back for three crucial World Cup points: Argentina had to fight back from a goal down, but did enough to gain revenge for the Copa America final defeat and down Chile 2-1 in Santiago. The South American champions enjoyed a fantastic start, taking the lead when Felipe Gutierrez crept between two markers to head home a corner after 11 minutes. But the goal galvanised Gerardo Martino's charges, and Angel Di Maria's equaliser was followed by a spectacular Gabriel Mercado scissor kick to give Argentina a first-half advantage they held until the end.
  • Chile 1-2 Argentina
    4/11 Chile 1-2 Argentina: Martino's men fight back for three crucial World Cup points: Argentina had to fight back from a goal down, but did enough to gain revenge for the Copa America final defeat and down Chile 2-1 in Santiago. The South American champions enjoyed a fantastic start, taking the lead when Felipe Gutierrez crept between two markers to head home a corner after 11 minutes. But the goal galvanised Gerardo Martino's charges, and Angel Di Maria's equaliser was followed by a spectacular Gabriel Mercado scissor kick to give Argentina a first-half advantage they held until the end.
  • Chile 1-2 Argentina
    5/11 Chile 1-2 Argentina: Martino's men fight back for three crucial World Cup points: Argentina had to fight back from a goal down, but did enough to gain revenge for the Copa America final defeat and down Chile 2-1 in Santiago. The South American champions enjoyed a fantastic start, taking the lead when Felipe Gutierrez crept between two markers to head home a corner after 11 minutes. But the goal galvanised Gerardo Martino's charges, and Angel Di Maria's equaliser was followed by a spectacular Gabriel Mercado scissor kick to give Argentina a first-half advantage they held until the end.
  • Bolivia 2-3 Colombia
    6/11 Bolivia 2-3 Colombia: Cardona's late show downs valiant home side: Substitute Edwin Cardona broke Bolivia's hearts as his injury-time goal earned Colombia a dramatic and potentially crucial 3-2 win in World Cup qualifier. Colombia was in cruise control at halftime as James Rodriguez set aside criticism of his form at Real Madrid to score the opener from Carlos Bacca's assist, before returning the favor for the AC Milan striker to make it 2-0. However, Bolivia was rewarded for a fast start in the second half when Juan Arce halved the deficit from the penalty spot and Alejandro Chumacero leveled with a superb strike from the edge of the box just before the hour. The visitors weathered a second-half storm, though, and Cardona's late intervention helped them move on to seven points in the CONMEBOL qualifying group for Russia 2018.
  • Bolivia 2-3 Colombia
    7/11 Bolivia 2-3 Colombia: Cardona's late show downs valiant home side: Substitute Edwin Cardona broke Bolivia's hearts as his injury-time goal earned Colombia a dramatic and potentially crucial 3-2 win in World Cup qualifier. Colombia was in cruise control at halftime as James Rodriguez set aside criticism of his form at Real Madrid to score the opener from Carlos Bacca's assist, before returning the favor for the AC Milan striker to make it 2-0. However, Bolivia was rewarded for a fast start in the second half when Juan Arce halved the deficit from the penalty spot and Alejandro Chumacero leveled with a superb strike from the edge of the box just before the hour. The visitors weathered a second-half storm, though, and Cardona's late intervention helped them move on to seven points in the CONMEBOL qualifying group for Russia 2018.
  • Ecuador 2-2 Paraguay
    8/11 Ecuador 2-2 Paraguay: Ecuador still unbeaten: Ecuador remained unbeaten with help from a 90th-minute goal from substitute Angel Mena in a 2-2 draw with Paraguay in Quito. Enner Valencia opened the scoring for the hosts in the 20th minute, before a pair of goals from Dario Lezcano on either side of half-time put the Paraguayans ahead. The Ecuadorian's late pressure then paid off two minutes into stoppage time, when Christian Noboa's lobbed pass played in Mena, whose chip of an onrushing Justo Villar found the net moments before the referee's final whistle.
  • Ecuador 2-2 Paraguay
    9/11 Ecuador 2-2 Paraguay: Ecuador still unbeaten: Ecuador remained unbeaten with help from a 90th-minute goal from substitute Angel Mena in a 2-2 draw with Paraguay in Quito. Enner Valencia opened the scoring for the hosts in the 20th minute, before a pair of goals from Dario Lezcano on either side of half-time put the Paraguayans ahead. The Ecuadorian's late pressure then paid off two minutes into stoppage time, when Christian Noboa's lobbed pass played in Mena, whose chip of an onrushing Justo Villar found the net moments before the referee's final whistle.
  • Peru 2-2 Venezuela
    10/11 Peru 2-2 Venezuela: Peru rescues a draw at home: Raul Ruidiaz scored in second-half stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Peru at home to Venezuela. A first-half penalty from Romulo Otero and Mikel Villanueva's 57th minute strike gave the visitors a 2-0 lead before Paolo Guerrero reduced the deficit in the 61st.
  • Peru 2-2 Venezuela
    11/11 Peru 2-2 Venezuela: Peru rescues a draw at home: Raul Ruidiaz scored in second-half stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Peru at home to Venezuela. A first-half penalty from Romulo Otero and Mikel Villanueva's 57th minute strike gave the visitors a 2-0 lead before Paolo Guerrero reduced the deficit in the 61st.