Qualifying Qatar 2022
The Chilean team is playing all or nothing against Venezuela in San Carlos de Apoquindo, in the central plate of a day that can leave very interesting numbers for the Red and its very tough race to reach a ticket to the Qatar World Cup 2022. Chilean fans they will turn their attention to the other four games on the twelfth date.
If after the defeats in Colombia and Peru they had told you that, in less than a month, the Chilean team would be only three points away from the classification zone to Qatar World Cup 2022… would I have believed it?
The truth is that the situation is still close to the imaginary, but it can be specified this Thursday at the close of the 12th date of the South American qualifiers for the next World Cup, with a combination of quite probable results.
The first thing is that La Roja beats Venezuela from 9:00 p.m. in San Carlos de Apoquindo. With the victory, the national team will add 13 points in the standings and may be in an unexpected sixth place, in the best of cases.
Is that discounting the performances of Brazil and Argentina, the qualifiers are very close in the fight for direct tickets to Qatar for third and fourth place, and the quota for the intercontinental playoff that will be held by the fifth classified.
But let’s see what other results serve Chile. As Paraguay is sixth today, a defeat against Bolivia in La Paz (5:00 pm) will leave the Guaraní team frozen in the table. The same will happen to the seventh classified, Peru, if it falls on its visit to Argentina (20:30).
The most important game is at 18:00. Colombia will host Ecuador in search of a victory that allows him to enter the direct ticket zone for the World Cup, a result that will also leave the Guayas box glued to the 16 points.
Uruguay will close the day visiting Brazil (21:30). The Verdeamarela can be classified definitively if it obtains a victory, but what Chile likes is that the Celeste will also be stopped in 16 units.
Why is it better for Chile for Colombia to win?
People ask in the street, the shoe shine, the glass cleaner, why we should fan for Colombia if it is over Chile in the standings. And it is not about the affection we have for Reinaldo Rueda’s team, but rather that it is all part of knockout poker.
If the coffee growers win, they will start in the standings, consolidating themselves as a practically unattainable rival for La Roja, especially since Chile has already played their two games against them.
This is not the case of Ecuador and Uruguay, which in this scenario will only have three points ahead of the Chilean team, which will also have the pleasure of receiving them at home: the Ecuadorians in mid-November, and the Uruguayans at the end of March.
Anyway, illusions will have to be brined. The goal is 25 points to reach the playoffs, and Chile needs to win at least five of the remaining seven games to live up to a classification that still requires several miracles.
How would the table be with the results favorable to Chile?
Take a seat before watching the knockout stage after a perfect Thursday for Chile. La Roja will be sixth, three points from the playoff line and the fourth ticket to the World Cup, which will continue to be held by Ecuador.
The selection will later face Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil to visit; and to Ecuador, Argentina and Uruguay at home.
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Remember that you will be able to see the matches of the South American Qualifiers live and live on Redgol. You only have to enter from a device connected to fixed internet and wifi, in Chilean territory, to continue all the way to Qatar 2022 with the best image and sound quality.