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Venezuela dreams, Uruguay laments
March 27th, 2013 3:58AM
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[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: South America] Venezuela, the only South American country to have never gone to the World Cup, upset high-scoring Colombia, 1-0, to move into a tie for fourth place with Chile, whose 2-0 win over Uruguay left the reigning South American champion in danger of missing out on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where it won the 1950 title.

Bolivia kept its record intact of being the only South American team Lionel Messi has never scored against. Argentina managed to earn a 1-1 draw with Bolivia in the thin air of La Paz and maintain its lead with 24 points. Ecuador moved into second place with 20 points thanks to its 4-1 win over last-place Paraguay.

The big surprise was in Puerto Ordaz, where Venezuela ended Colombia's four-game winning streak on Jose Salomon Rondon's goal. Colombia remained in third place with 20 points, but Venezuela moved into a tie for fourth place with Chile.

With just two points in its last six games, Uruguay fell to sixth place, two points behind Chile and Venezuela.

"We have potential," said Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez. "We need to know why that potential isn't surfacing. The outlook is much more complicated ... Our objective now is not fourth place, but fifth which gave us our ticket to the last World Cup."

The top four teams in South America earn tickets to the World Cup. The fifth-place team will play Asia's equivalent in a playoff in November.



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