Ecuador is at the gates of Qatar-2022 and Uruguay takes a giant step

Ecuador was at the gates of the Qatar-2022 World Cup, Uruguay climbed to direct qualifying positions, Peru remains in the fight and Chile revived this Tuesday on the sixteenth date of the South American qualifying, in which Colombia lost again and reels .

The selection of the center of the world and the Celeste will ensure their direct tickets to the World Cup on March 24 on the seventeenth date in case Uruguay defeats Peru in Montevideo and Chile does not beat superleader Brazil on a visit.

This Tuesday, Ecuador tied 1-1 away in Lima with Peru, Uruguay thrashed Venezuela 4-1, Chile beat Bolivia 3-2 in La Paz, Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 and Brazil thrashed Paraguay 4-0.

In this way, Brazil continues to lead the pre-world championship with 39 points, followed by Argentina with 35, both already classified. Further behind come Ecuador (25), Uruguay (22), Peru (21), Chile (19), Colombia (17), Bolivia (15), Paraguay (13) and Venezuela (10).

Ecuador achieved a draw in Lima against a brave Peru that, despite being at a disadvantage from the two minutes due to Michael Estrada’s goal, pressed in search of equality and achieved it in the 69th minute with a goal by Édison Flores, the hero of the victory on Friday in Barranquilla against Colombia.

Earlier, in the mythical Centenario stadium in Montevideo, the revitalized Uruguayan team of ‘Tornado’ Diego Alonso lived up to the coach’s nickname and went over a bewildered Venezuela.

The party was unleashed by Rodrigo Bentancur, a brand new addition to Tottenham, in the first minute of play and was followed by goals from Giorgian De Arrascaeta (23), Edinson Cavani (45+1) and Luis Suárez from a penalty (53). Josef Martínez scored the discount for Venezuela in the 65th minute in a game in which Uruguay was able to thrash by an outrageous figure.

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In Córdoba, Argentina gave a new blow to a weak Colombia by beating them 1-0 with a goal from Lautaro Martínez midway through the first stage.

Despite not having Lionel Messi, the Albiceleste had no problems against the ineffective coffee team, which has gone seven games without winning or scoring goals in the qualifying round.

At the beginning of the day, at 3,600 meters of altitude in La Paz, Chile achieved a valuable victory over Bolivia with a superb Alexis Sánchez who kept him alive.

The ‘Wonder Boy’ was the star of the match with two goals: he opened the scoring in the 14th minute and scored the third goal for La Roja in the 85th minute. The other goal came from Marcelo Núñez, in the 77th minute.

Bolivia discounted by Marc Enoumba at 37 minutes and Marcelo Martins Moreno at 88 and was virtually eliminated.

Brazil, for its part, definitively fired Paraguay by thrashing them 4-0 in Belo Horizonte.

Raphinha, in the 28th minute, Philippe Coutinho in the 62nd, Antony (86) and Rodrygo (88) scored the goals of the five-time world champion against a dedicated Paraguay that definitively said goodbye to Qatar-2022.

On March 24, on the seventeenth and penultimate date, Paraguay will receive Ecuador, Uruguay Peru, Argentina Venezuela, Colombia Bolivia and Brazil Chile.

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