Football - World Cup

Chile boost World Cup chances with win over Paraguay

Chile scored a 2-1 away win over Paraguay at the Defensores del Chaco to give their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign a boost.

Chile boost World Cup chances with win over Paraguay  - Football - World CupReuters

The victory put Chile into fourth place on 18 points, two ahead of Venezuela, in the South American group, with 2010 World Cup semi-finalists Uruguay in sixth place on 13 points.

The top four teams qualify automatically for the 2014 finals in Brazil, while the fifth-placed team will face an Asian side in a two-legged play-off for another spot in the tournament.

Striker Eduardo Vargas put the Chileans ahead with a shot from outside the box four minutes before half-time before midfielder Arturo Vidal, who had hit the post in the opening minute, doubled their lead in the 56th minute.

Striker Roque Santa Cruz pulled one back in the 88th minute for Paraguay, who are bottom of the group and have virtually no chance of qualifying for Brazil.

Reuters
 
 
 
Do not miss
  • TV guide

    Find detailed TV schedules for all Eurosport channel.

  • Mobile Applications

    Find all the sports news on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and iPad.

  • Breaking News

    Follow up to the minute sports reports with Eurosport.

Follow Eurosport.com
 
On Facebook
 
On Twitter
 
On Mobile
EurosportCopyright 2014
Eurosport.com is available in other languages