Alexis Sanchez replicated the performance by former Chile captain Marcelo Salas by scoring both goals at Wembley in a 2-0 win over England as the South Americans saw off a much-changed Roy Hodgson side.
FIFA.com analyses La Roja’s route to Brazil 2014, which will be the country’s ninth participation at a FIFA World Cup.
A Falcao brace helped Colombia, 3-0 down with little over 20 minutes remaining, draw 3-3 at home to Chile and reach Brazil 2014. The point left the Chileans on the verge of qualifying.
This week in our birthday round-up, we look at French winger Franck Ribery, 1994 FIFA World Cup™-winner Mazinho and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.
Two late goals gave Chile a 2-0 victory in Venezuela and moved La Roja to the top of qualifying in South America, where Bolivia claimed their first win by beating Paraguay 3-1.
Matchday 5 of the South American qualifiers for Brazil 2014 proved to be a good one for Argentina, who moved to the top of the table thanks to their win and Venezuela’s draw with Uruguay.