Gonzala Higuan and Lionel Messi, Argentina
2014 FIFA World Cup - CONMEBOL Qualifying Zone Results
Ecuador are third. Uruguay moved into fourth on 13 points. Venezuela stay in fifth, one point behind Uruguay in the South American qualifying league. Bolivia are eighth in the table, five points off the coveted fourth spot.
Chile remain at 12 points, with just two points separating fourth from seventh. Peru are one point and one place behind Chile. Paraguay stay rooted to the bottom on eight.
South American CONMEBOL Qualifying League
Argentina - 23; Colombia - 19; Ecuador - 17; Uruguay - 13; Venezuela - 12; Chile - 12; Peru - 11; Bolivia - 8; Paraguay 8.
Argentina 3-0 Venezuela - In the most exciting qualifying match in South America, Real Madrid striker Gonzala Higuan netted before and after Barcelona forward Lionel Messi's penalty to seal a victory for Alejandro Sabella's Argentina side on their way to Brazil 2014. The victory puts Argentina four points clear of Colombia at the top of CONMEBOL's standings.
Colombia 5-0 Bolivia - Colombia soundly defeated Bolivia 5-0 moving them up into second place in the South American qualifying league. Macnelly Torres opened the scoring for Columbia in the first half. Carlos Valdez and Teofilo Gutierrez scored after the break, with Radamel Falcao and Pablo Armero scoring late on. Bolivia replaced their goalkeeper, Carlos Arias, at halftime.
Uruguay 1-1 Paraguay - Paraguay have only scored six times in their first nine matches. After pushing and puffing and trying every route to goal, Uruguay's Luis Suarez shot an amazing volley into the corner with just nine minutes left to play putting them ahead. However three minutes later, Edgar Benitez scored for Paraguay.
Peru 1-0 Chile - Chile failed to move into the top four as they were defeatd by Peru, losing 1-0 thanks to a late winner from Jefferson Farfan. Chile remain at 12 points, with just two points separating fourth from seventh. Peru are one point and one place behind Chile.
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