Argentina slump, Brazil and Chile steam ahead

“Argentina’s World Cup fear of heights resurfaced on Wednesday when they lost 2-0 in Ecuador while Brazil and Chile both moved closer to a trip to South Africa with home wins. South American group leaders Brazil came from behind to beat Paraguay 2-1 in a top-of-the-table clash while surprise package Chile thumped a negative Bolivia 4-0.” (ESPN)

Africa’s biggest and best struggle (ESPN)
“After two rounds of Africa’s World Cup qualifying matches not many experts would have guessed that the continent’s two most successful sides would be propping up their groups. Egypt have won a record six African Nations Cups while Cameroon have been the continent’s top side four times and are chasing a sixth World Cup finals appearance. Yet 2004 and 2006 African champions Egypt are yet to win in Group C and Cameroon are yet to score a single goal in Group A.”

Ecuador 2 – 0 Argentina (ESPN)
“Second-half goals by Walter Ayovi and Pablo Palacios gave Ecuador a crucial 2-0 win over Argentina and kept them in the hunt for a place in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.”
Mighty Football)

Colombia hand Peru eighth sucessive defeat (ESPN)

Brazil retain top place, Paraguay now third (ESPN)
(Mighty Football)

Chile too hot to handle for hapless Bolivia (ESPN)

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