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Colombia or Chile will clinch Friday
October 11th, 2013 1:24AM
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[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING] Lionel Messi is injured, but Argentina won't miss him as it has already qualified for the World Cup finals in neighboring Brazil. The winner of Friday's Colombia-Chile match will qualify -- Colombia goes through with a draw -- while three other teams remain alive in South America, where four of nine teams advance to the finals, and the fifth-place team will face Jordan next month in a playoff.

Argentina leads the South America group with 29 points. Colombia (26), Chile (24) and Ecuador and Uruguay (22) all have a shot at one of the other three automatic berths.

Uruguay has climbed back into contention with three straight wins but faces the toughest closing schedule. The Celeste must play Ecuador in Quito and then Argentina at home.

With only one game remaining, Venezuela (19), the only team in South America that has never reached the final, has only a mathematical chance of claiming fifth place and the intercontinental playoff spot.

Paraguay, Peru and Bolivia have been eliminated.

Schedule:
October 11 
Colombia vs. Chile   
Ecuador vs. Uruguay   
Venezuela vs. Paraguay   
Argentine vs. Peru   
October 15
Chile vs. Ecuador   
Paraguay vs. Colombia   
Peru vs. Bolivia   
Uruguay vs. Argentina


1 comment
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: October 11, 2013 at 10:22 a.m.
    Also, both Colombia and Chile will qualify if Chile wins and the Ecuador/Uruguay game doesn't end in a draw.

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