De Futebol Chile is a step closer to making the 2018 World Cup

Chile scored a late goal to beat Ecuador 2-1. Alexis Sanchez nailed the match winner in the 86th minute.

The Daily Mail:” Chile survived a late scare to beat Ecuador 2-1 on Thursday and keep alive their hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia as they moved into third-place in the 10-team South American qualifying group.

The top four teams qualify automatically for Russia with the fifth-placed side facing Oceania champions New Zealand in a two-legged play-off.

With just one game remaining, Brazil are the only South American side to have guaranteed their spot, with Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and Peru all dependent on results in Tuesday’s final round of matches.

Copa America champions Chile have perhaps the toughest task in their final match, against Brazil in Sao Paulo.

The five-times world champions have never lost a World Cup qualifier at home.

Chile have failed to sparkle this year, losing three of their last four qualifiers before Thursday.

However, Tigres striker Eduardo Vargas helped them back to their winning ways with a goal after 22 minutes.

Alexis Sanchez stole the ball on the edge of the box and fed midfielder Jorge Valdivia and his pass left Vargas in space 12 yards out to crash the ball past keeper Maximo Banguera.

Romario Ibarra equalised for Ecuador with eight minutes remaining but Sanchez was on hand three minutes later when Banguera could only parry a shot on the edge of the six-yard box.

Sanchez then had the simplest of tasks slipping the ball home for the winner.


  1. tophatal ........... · October 10, 2017

    Things are looking up for one or two teams in the South America standings as well as North & Central America .


    • Bobby Gee · October 10, 2017

      Yes Chile is. Brasil and Chile have a hot date later tonight


      • tophatal ........... · October 10, 2017

        That should prove to be a good game .


      • Bobby Gee · October 10, 2017

        it really should be a good one. Argentina needs to win against Bolivia in Bolivia. Peru has a hot date as well against Colombia in Colombia.


      • tophatal ........... · October 10, 2017

        I believe Argentina has blown its chances of making it to the World Cup .


      • Bobby Gee · October 10, 2017

        They may have not yet. we will see


  2. tophatal ........... · October 11, 2017

    Just when you thought Team USA couldn’t stink up the joint anymore than they already had done . They actually find a way to prove us all wrong . Officially eliminated from World Cup qualifiying . LOL,LOL,LOL !!!!!!


    • Bobby Gee · October 11, 2017

      i kept track of the score I will put up a story on it on Friday. This is just the tip of iceberg that is wrong with USA soccer federation. Tim Howard is past his prime,


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