FIFA.com takes a closer look La Tricolor's route to Brazil 2014, which will be the country’s third participation at a FIFA World Cup.
Reinaldo Rueda speaks to FIFA.com about sending his Ecuador side out to face his own country and their Brazil 2014 qualification chances.
A lone goal from Oswaldo Vizcarrondo lifted Venezuela equal top in Brazil 2014 qualifying alongside Uruguay, and also Argentina who defeated Colombia earlier in the evening.
One point separates the top five teams in the South American Zone, with Argentina lying second after Lionel Messi helped them conjure up a win in Colombia.
Paraguay beat Argentina to seal qualification and drop their opponents down to fifth, while Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela all improved their hopes.
Argentina had further pressure heaped on them prior to their crucial match with Paraguay when Ecuador moved above them by defeating Bolivia.