Ecuador and Uruguay secure a place in the Qatar 2022 World Cup | News


The national soccer teams of Ecuador and Uruguay secured their place in the Qatar 2022 World Cup on the penultimate day of the qualifying tournament of the South American Soccer Confederation (Conmebol).


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In an even game with a controversial play at the height of the sixth minute of injury time in the second half of the match that would have cost them a draw, Uruguay defeated Peru by a goal to nil, a goal scored by the midfielder of the Brazilian Flamengo club, Giorgian de arracaeta.

Despite losing by a score of three goals to one against his counterpart from Paraguay, the Ecuadorian tricolor returned to the World Cup for the fourth time after his appearances in the 2002, 2006 and 2014 events.

Despite the fact that the Ecuadorian team dominated in possession of the ball and shots on goal, Paraguay went ahead in the ninth minute of the game through Robert Morales and an own goal by central defender Piero Hincapié ended up placing the score two-nil at the end of the game. first time.

In other results of the day, Colombia thrashed Bolivia playing at home by three goals to none, with perforations by Luis Díaz, Miguel Borja and Mateus Uribe.

Leader Brazil, meanwhile, crushed one of the most disappointing teams in the fair, Chile, scoring four and leaving their goal at zero.

Neymar Jr., Vinicius Jr., Phillippe Coutinho, and Richarlison ended up scoring the goals for the five-time world champion, a result that complicates Chile ahead of the final round of qualifying.

With Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay classified, the fifth place that would send the team that conquers it to the world playoffs will be fought by Colombia, Chile and Peru, who are currently occupying it with 21 points, one more than the Colombian team and two more than the Chileans.

Italy is out of the world

In a surprise European play-off game to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Italy was beaten 1-0 by North Macedonia after a mid-range goal by Aleksandar Trajkovski in second-half stoppage time.

In other matches of the date, Portugal defeated Turkey by three to one; Sweden to Czech Republic by one to zero; and Wales left Austria out of the World Cup dream, with a brace from Real Madrid winger of Spain, Gareth Bale.

Meanwhile, the match between Russia and Poland was awarded to the second-mentioned squad, and Ukraine’s match against Scotland was postponed due to the conflict.