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Palermo rescues Argentina in wild finish
by Paul Kennedy, October 11th, 2009 7AM
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[WORLD CUP 2010 QUALIFYING] Martin Palermo's goal in third minute of stoppage time saved Argentina from disaster, giving it a 2-1 win over last-place Peru in Buenos Aires that moved it into fourth place in the South American zone with one game to play.

Palermo's goal came three minutes after Hernan Rengifo had tied the score for Peru. A driving rain had soaked the field at Monumental Stadium.

Visiting Chile clinched the third South American berth in next year's World Cup with its 4-2 win over Colombia, and Uruguay moved into fifth place with a 2-1 win over Ecuador in Quito.

Argentina will clinch a berth in the World Cup finals for the 10th straight time if it beats Uruguay in Montevideo on Wednesday. A tie with also suffice unless Ecuador wins by five or more goals at Chile.

Uruguay will claim fourth place and the remaining automatic berth from South America if it beats Argentina.

Ecuador will clinch no worse than fifth place with a win at Chile.

The fifth-place team will face Concacaf's fourth-place team in a two-game playoff next month.

Chile will return to the World Cup for the first time since 1998, winning on the road in Medellin on goals by Waldo Ponce, Humberto Suazo, Jorge Valdivia and Fabian Orellana.

Key=*clinched first place.

*Brazil 16 9 6 1 32 9 33
*Paraguay 17 10 3 4 24 14 33
*Chile 17 9 3 5 31 22 30
Argentina 17 7 4 6 22 20 25
Uruguay 17 6 6 5 28 19 24
Ecuador 17 6 5 6 22 25 23
Venezuela 17 6 3 8 23 29 21
Colombia 17 5 5 7 12 18 20
Bolivia 16 3 3 10 20 34 12
Peru 17 2 4 11 10 34 10
*Qualifies for 2010 World Cup.

Sunday, Oct. 11
Bolivia vs. Brazil   
Wednesday, Oct. 14
Peru vs. Bolivia   
Paraguay vs. Colombia   
Brazil  vs. Venezuela   
Chile vs. Ecuador   
Uruguay vs.  Argentina   


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