• FT

    Bolivia

    3

    Peru

    0

  • FT

    Argentina

    2

    Uruguay

    1

  • FT

    Colombia

    0

    Paraguay

    1

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - CONMEBOL

Nemesio Camacho, Bogotá, Colombia

Referee: Pablo Lunati

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0 - 1

FT

Paraguay

  • Salvador Cabañas 8'

Colombia 0-1 Paraguay: Cabanas classic

BOGOTA, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Paraguay handed Colombia's new coach Eduardo Lara a losing start on Saturday with a 1-0 win in Bogota which kept them top of the South American group.

Forward Salvador Cabanas stunned the hosts when he caught

goalkeeper Agustin Julio off his guard in the ninth minute.

Cabanas unleashed a swerving 30-metre shot from near the

touchline which found the huge gap between Julio and his near

post and was over the line before the keeper reacted.

Colombia, who have scored only four goals in nine

qualifiers, had plenty of possession but failed to create

openings as they slumped to their third successive defeat in

the group and completed their fourth game without scoring.

Lara, who replaced Jorge Luis Pinto following a 4-0 loss to

Chile, made sweeping changes to the side but Colombia still

showed their old failings in front of goal.

David Ferreira had their best chance in injury-time when he

fired narrowly over after some neat footwork by Darwin

Quintero.

Paraguay lead the 10-team group with 20 points from nine

games, four ahead of Argentina who beat Uruguay 2-1, as they

stay on course for a fourth successive World Cup appearance.

Colombia, who last qualified in 1998, stayed sixth with 10

points.

Scoring Summary

  • Colombia
  • Paraguay
 

Match Stats

  • Colombia
  • Paraguay
9(3) Shots (on goal) 3(3)
7 Fouls 6
6 Corner kicks 2
3 Offsides 5
0% Time of Possession 0%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 3

Teams

  • Colombia
  • Paraguay
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