Sergio Agero misses sanction as Paraguay triumph 1-0 in Cordoba, leaving Argentina outside the automatic qualification spots

After 10 coincides, Brazil sit crown of Conmebol qualifying, thanks to a 2-0 victory in Venezuela. But Argentina were shocked 1-0 at home by Paraguay and find themselves in a perilous fifth place, which provides a play-off against the Oceania representative rather than automatic qualification. The two heavyweights face each other in Belo Horizonte on 10 November.

Argentina 0-1 Paraguay

After two disillusioning derives and still without the injured Lionel Messi, Edgardo Bauzas team were even worse in the win to a hardworking Paraguay side in Cordoba. The prevailing goal was scored by Dynamo Kyiv striker Derlis Gonzalez in the 17 th minute. Argentina had a chance to equalize with criminal penalties early in the second half but Sergio Agero recognized his attempt saved.

Argentina struggled in the absence of Pablo Zabaleta, Nicolas Otamendi and Ramiro Funes Mori. One of their substitutions, Martin Demichelis, spelled out the quagmire clearly. We have to be honest with ourselves, we have to improve soon, Demichelis said. We have to make a big self-criticism. We have things to correct.

In November, Argentina face tough competitions away against Brazil and home against Colombia. Messi is expected to return for those two. Paraguay remain in sixth place, but are now only one point behind Argentina.

Venezuela 0-2 Brazil

By contrast, it took only seven times for Brazil to forget the suspended Neymars absence, keep up their new-found impetu and ensure bottom-placed Venezuela remain winless. Teenage striker Gabriel Jesus, recently signed off by Manchester City, tallied his fourth destination in his fourth international form with a stylish lob over Dani Hernandez after the goalkeepers mistake.

Brazils Brazils Willian celebrates with team-mates after tallying. Photo: Marco Bello/ Reuters

Chelseas Willian, who superseded Neymar in Brazils attack, scored the second largest in the 55 th minute after a cross by Renato Augusto.

It was Brazils least impressive concert under brand-new coach Tite, but Dungas replacement is enjoying a honeymoon date as the brand-new tutor, having hoisted the seleo from sixth in the endures to top spot. The competition was ended after 67 times when the dawns used to go in Mrida. It took 22 times to restart the game.

Colombia 2-2 Uruguay

In Barranquilla, Oscar Tabarezs Uruguay played against Jose Pekermans Colombia for the fifth season, and in rainy provisions, Colombia started onward with a header by Abel Aguilar. Uruguay responded with another header by Cristian Rodriguez, and Luis Suarez threw the visitors onward in the 73 rd instant after bulldozing his channel through the defence forces. Colombia defender Yerry Mina tallied six instants from time to earn Colombia a point.

We are firm, we are strong and I believe that this competition shows that the World Cup is much closer to us, center advocate Diego Godin said.

Suarez equated Argentinian Hernan Crespo as the top scorer in South American World Cup qualifiers with 19 goals. This was an excellent item. We have to enjoy this, Suarez said.

Chile 2-1 Peru

Bayern Munichs Arturo Vidal sacrificed Chile renewed World Cup hope by tallying both points in a 2-1 residence winning against Peru.

Before 35,000 tense followers in Santiago, Vidal opened the scoring for the Copa America champs with a header after 10 instants. But when Peruvian Edison Flores dribbled through Chiles defense and leveled from the leading edge of the box with 14 instants left, the dwelling fans demonstrated their indignation. Vidal came to the rescue with a fine turn and shot from the leading edge of the box in the 86 th minute.

Chile remain in seventh neighbourhood with 14 moments , now two behind fifth-placed Argentina, who so far have the play-off discern. Peru are back lag in eighth, with eight points.

The Chilean football federation still claims the three points from the 0-0 home depict with Bolivia in September. Chiles executives claim that Bolivia fielded an ineligible player, champion Nelson Cabrera.

Bolivia 2-2 Ecuador

In the 3-0 victory over Chile on Thursday, Ecuadors Enner Valencia was removed in an ambulance in what some claimed was an attempt to escape police, “whos” chasing him for alleged avoidance of alimony playments. With his legal statu resolved, he was in the information for a different conclude on Tuesday with a fortify that extradited a draw in the altitude of La Paz.

Bolivian Pablo Escobar opened the score for the multitudes in the third instant, and lent another just before half-time. Valencia pulled one back in the 47 th hour, and equalized with a hour to go.

Ecuador stays in third place, with 17 items, and Bolivia lag in ninth, with eight points.

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