Friday, 1 July, 2022

Peru book World Cup play-off spot

Peru booked a World Cup play-off spot against either Australia or the United Arab Emirates with a 2-0 victory over Paraguay on Tuesday, thus dashing the hopes of Colombia and Chile to reach the Qatar extravaganza.

Both Colombia, who won 1-0 away to Venezuela, and Chile, beaten 2-0 at home by Uruguay, could have qualified with victory had Peru slipped up.

Brazil set a new points record for a South American World Cup qualification campaign with a 4-0 win away to Bolivia. Argentina stretched their unbeaten run to 31 matches with a 1-1 draw away to Ecuador.