Ecuador and Uruguay Wins in the Beginning of the South American Qualifiers for Russia 2018

  • Ecuador's Surprise in Qualifiers
    1/11 Ecuador surprised with a win in Argentina at the start of the South American World Cup qualifiers for Russia 2018. Uruguay and Paraguay also achieved away wins, while Colombia and Chile beat at home.
  • Colombia 2-0 Peru
    2/11 Colombia 2-0 Peru: Gutierrez and Cardona sink Incas: Colombia’s 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign got off to the perfect start as goals from Teo Gutierrez and Edwin Cardona sealed all three points for Jose Pekerman's side against Peru. Gutierrez was on hand to direct Cristian Zapata's header past Pedro Gallese, amid calls for offside, and Cardona's scooped effort in stoppage time secured victory as Peru's winless streak away from home in World Cup qualifying extended to 24 games - a run spanning back to 2004.
  • Colombia 2-0 Peru
    3/11 Colombia 2-0 Peru: Gutierrez and Cardona sink Incas: Colombia’s 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign got off to the perfect start as goals from Teo Gutierrez and Edwin Cardona sealed all three points for Jose Pekerman's side against Peru. Gutierrez was on hand to direct Cristian Zapata's header past Pedro Gallese, amid calls for offside, and Cardona's scooped effort in stoppage time secured victory as Peru's winless streak away from home in World Cup qualifying extended to 24 games - a run spanning back to 2004.
  • Chile 2-0 Brazil
    4/11 Chile 2-0 Brazil: Vargas, Sanchez help host to win: Second-half goals from Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez saw Chile to a 2-0 win over Brazil in their World Cup qualifier. Vargas side-footed in a 72nd-minute goal at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos in Santiago before Sanchez sealed it late for the Copa America champion. Chile had looked the more likely to score throughout, with Sanchez and Mauricio Isla hitting the post.
  • Chile 2-0 Brazil
    5/11 Chile 2-0 Brazil: Vargas, Sanchez help host to win: Second-half goals from Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez saw Chile to a 2-0 win over Brazil in their World Cup qualifier. Vargas side-footed in a 72nd-minute goal at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos in Santiago before Sanchez sealed it late for the Copa America champion. Chile had looked the more likely to score throughout, with Sanchez and Mauricio Isla hitting the post.
  • Argentina 0-2 Ecuador
    6/11 Argentina 0-2 Ecuador: Visitors stun Copa America finalists in World Cup qualifying: A pair of goals in barely a minute stunned Argentina as Ecuador claimed a remarkable 2-0 victory in World Cup qualifying. Ecuador had chances throughout in the Argentine capital but only managed to break the deadlock in the 81st minute, when center back FricksonErazo headed past Sergio Romero. Felipe Caicedo then sealed the three points just seconds later, capping a swift counter-attacking move with a side-footed effort beyond Romero as Ecuador triumphed in Argentina for the first time in its history.
  • Argentina 0-2 Ecuador
    7/11 Argentina 0-2 Ecuador: Visitors stun Copa America finalists in World Cup qualifying: A pair of goals in barely a minute stunned Argentina as Ecuador claimed a remarkable 2-0 victory in World Cup qualifying. Ecuador had chances throughout in the Argentine capital but only managed to break the deadlock in the 81st minute, when center back FricksonErazo headed past Sergio Romero. Felipe Caicedo then sealed the three points just seconds later, capping a swift counter-attacking move with a side-footed effort beyond Romero as Ecuador triumphed in Argentina for the first time in its history.
  • Bolivia 0-2 Uruguay
    8/11 Bolivia 0-2 Uruguay: Caceres & Godin give Tabarez's men perfect start: Uruguay kicked off its World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Bolivia thanks to goals from Martin Caceres and Diego Godin in La Paz. An open encounter saw both goalkeepers called into action on a number of occasions before Caceres broke the deadlock with a calm finish. Eventually the host's profligacy was punished as Godin had the simple task of heading home Carlos Sanchez's free kick after Daniel Vaca failed to collect the cross.
  • Bolivia 0-2 Uruguay
    9/11 Bolivia 0-2 Uruguay: Caceres & Godin give Tabarez's men perfect start: Uruguay kicked off its World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Bolivia thanks to goals from Martin Caceres and Diego Godin in La Paz. An open encounter saw both goalkeepers called into action on a number of occasions before Caceres broke the deadlock with a calm finish. Eventually the host's profligacy was punished as Godin had the simple task of heading home Carlos Sanchez's free kick after Daniel Vaca failed to collect the cross.
  • Venezuela 0-1 Paraguay
    10/11 Venezuela 0-1 Paraguay: Paraguay took the victory in Venezuela: Venezuela received Paraguay with the objective of the three points to begin the journey to Russia 2018. The match was played poorly and was defined by a defensive error. Vizcarrondo wanted to give the ball to his goalkeeper with his chest and left short: Derlis Gonzalez took and just pushed the ball to the 1-0 five minutes from time.
  • Venezuela 0-1 Paraguay
    11/11 Venezuela 0-1 Paraguay: Paraguay took the victory in Venezuela: Venezuela received Paraguay with the objective of the three points to begin the journey to Russia 2018. The match was played poorly and was defined by a defensive error. Vizcarrondo wanted to give the ball to his goalkeeper with his chest and left short: Derlis Gonzalez took and just pushed the ball to the 1-0 five minutes from time.

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