Fifa Brazil World Cup 2014: South American Qualifying
Tuesday, 11th September 2012 at 04:59am
There were four matches played in the South American qualifying zone for the 2014 Brazil World Cup and Colombia recorded the biggest win, thumping Uruguay 4-0 in Barranquilla.
Leading 1-0 at half time due to a second minute Radomel Falcao strike, the hosts overwhelmed the two-time World Cup winners after the break with goals from Teofilo Gutierrez, who scored two in five minutes, and an injury time fourth from Juan Zuniga.
The win saw Colombia close the gap on Uruguay in 4th place to a single point.
Argentina moved back to the top of the group, one point ahead of second placed Chile thanks to a 3-1 win at home to struggling Paraguay.
Goals from Angel di Maria, Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi were enough to secure all three points.
Paraguay's loss saw them stay rooted to the bottom of the league, level on points with Bolivia who were beaten 1-0 by Ecuador who remain on course to qualify for Brazil.
In the remaining game, two goals from Jefferson Farfan helped Peru come from a goal down to beat Venezuela 2-1 and keep their slender hopes of qualification alive.