• FT

    Colombia

    0

    Brazil

    0

  • FT

    Peru

    1

    Bolivia

    0

  • FT

    Brazil

    0

    Venezuela

    0

  • FT

    Chile

    1

    Ecuador

    0

  • FT

    Uruguay

    0

    Argentina

    1

  • FT

    Paraguay

    0

    Colombia

    2

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING - CONMEBOL

Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay

Referee: De Oliveira, Paulo César

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0 - 2

FT

Colombia

  • Adrián Ramos 60'
  • Adrián Ramos 60'
  • Hugo Rodallega 78'
  • Hugo Rodallega 78'

Paraguay 0-2 Colombia: Surprise defeat for hosts

Paraguay failed in their bid to finish at the top of the South American World

Cup qualifying zone standings as they slumped to a surprise home loss to

Colombia at the Estadio Defensores del Chaco in Asuncion.

Second-half goals by Adrian Ramos and Hugo Rodallega saw already-eliminated

Colombia climb to seventh in the final standings, while Paraguay must settle for

third behind Chile and group winners Brazil after their fifth loss of the

campaign.

With little more than pride resting on the result, neither side was prepared to

commit much to the attack in a largely disappointing opening period which ended

goalless.

Paraguay almost hit the front after 57 minutes when Osvaldo Martinez rattled

the post with a header after connecting with Nelson Haedo Valdez's teasing

cross.

Gerardo Martino's men were left to rue that miss four minutes later as Ramos

received the ball on his chest - amid shouts of handball by the home defenders -

and advanced on goal before drilling a shot across Justo Villar and into the far

corner.

The hosts failed to find an answer after falling behind and the result was put

beyond them with ten minutes remaining.

A swift counter-attack resulted in Wigan striker Rodallega firing home beyond

the helpless Villar as the Cafeteros made sure of only their sixth win in 18

qualifying matches.

The result marked the third successive occasion that Colombia have triumphed in

this fixture in World Cup qualifying. The last time the Guaranies tasted victory

over Colombia in a home qualifier came with a 2-1 win ahead of France 1998.

Scoring Summary

  • Paraguay
  • Colombia
 

Match Stats

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

Teams

  • Paraguay
  • Colombia
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