Minutes, years, goals and games… they’re all involved as FIFA.com takes a statistical look at South American qualifying for Brazil 2014.
FIFA.com caught up with members of Venezuela's Copa America-bound side to chat about their hopes of making history and finally reaching a first FIFA World Cup™ finals in Brazil in 2014.
Brazil won 3-1 over rivals Argentina to become the first South American side to reach South Africa 2010, while Paraguay look poised to join them.
A quintet of leagues recently ended with Bolivar, Caracas FC, Cerro Porteno, Universidad de Chile and Once Caldas atop their respective podiums.
Alexis Sanchez delivered two late goals as Chile moved closer to securing a berth at the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals with a 4-0 defeat of Bolivia.
Respective wins over Paraguay and Bolivia took Brazil and Chile to the brink of South Africa 2010, while Argentina suffered another away loss.