Colombia or Chile will clinch Friday
[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.
Colombia vs. Chile
Ecuador vs. Uruguay
Argentine vs. Peru
Chile vs. Ecuador
Peru vs. Bolivia
Uruguay vs. Argentina
Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: U.S. women prepping for next World Cup Jan. 16, 8:29 p.m.
A four-minute look at the first U.S. women's national team camp of 2017 opens with Coach ...
What They're Saying: Jack Warner Jan. 16, 8:22 p.m.
"The person who should be fired is David John-Williams. They should fire him now. The guy ...
What They're Saying: Marseille fans Jan. 16, 8:08 p.m.
"Drogba, stop saying you love OM. You earn in a month what we'll never have in ...
Video Pick: Dog and cat interrupt same game Jan. 16, 7:36 p.m.
The best field invasion of the year so far happened during Pachuca's 1-0 Liga MX win ...
Bruce Arena: 'There's no reason we can't qualify' Jan. 16, 3:31 a.m.
No one knows January camp better than Bruce Arena. He's quick to point out that this ...
What They're Saying: Don Garber Jan. 16, 1:41 a.m.
"I am confident [Miami] will be our 24th team. We'll continue to work hard on finalizing ...
Video Pick: Bruce Arena opens new chapter Jan. 16, 12:44 a.m.
The post-Jurgen Klinsmann era of the U.S. national team began in Carson, California, when Bruce Arena ...
Roster: Top MLS draft picks, U-17 star named to U-20s Jan. 15, 10:08 p.m.
Miles Robinson, Jonathan Lewis and Jeremy Ebobisse, taken with picks 2-3-4 in the MLS SuperDraft, were ...
What They're Saying: Riccardo Silva Jan. 15, 9:05 p.m.
"My interest is in helping the game to grow in both Miami and nationally. Just as ...
USWNT: Pinto, 16, among five players called up Jan. 14, 5:35 p.m.
Five players from the U.S. under-23 national team that has been training in Carson, California, joined ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives