World Cup qualifiers LIVE: Peru LEAD Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil ahead, Chile vs Uruguay, Venezuela vs Colombia

SOUTH AMERICAN World Cup qualifiers have reached their final day.

Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay have already confirmed their places, meaning there's just one play-off spot to play for.

Peru are in the driving seat and know a win at home to Paraguay will be enough.

But any slip up will allow Colombia to avoid missing out on their first tournament since 2010 if they get a result in Venezuela.

And should neither win, Chile can nab the play-off spot with victory at home to Uruguay.

Whichever team secures the play-off spot will face either the United Arab Emirates or Australia.

Get all the latest football news and updates here…


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    Rich pickings

    It's an environment where so many great South American sides have come unstuck, to the point that Brazil coach Tite labelled it "inhuman".

    But Brazil are literally walking through the Bolivian defence in the altitude of La Paz.

    Here's Richarlison making it 2-0 with one of the simplest goals you will ever see.

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    Brazil dancing into the break in Bolivia with a 2-0 lead.

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    45+4: Venezuela 0 Colombia 1

    James Rodriguez fires to Farinez's left again, this time going for the top corner.

    In an optical illusion, the ball looks like it has hit the post, bounced off the Venezuela goalkeeper and gone out for a corner.

    However, it was actually so well hit that it bounced off the stanchion behind the goal.

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    46: Venezuela 0 Colombia 0

    The pint-sized goalkeeper rescues Venezuela again with a brilliant save to his left.

    But is there going to be a retake???

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    45: Venezuela 0 Colombia 0

    The Venezuela players furiously remonstrating with the Brazilian official.

    But it's not going to change his mind and it shouldn't change his mind.

    It's going to be James Rodriguez vs Wuilker Farinez.

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    45: Bolivia 0 Brazil 2

    Richarlison makes it 2-0 to Brazil in La Paz as they edge closer to an unbeaten campaign.

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    VAR check in Venezuela

    The Brazilian referee is going to the monitor to check a potential penalty to Colombia.

    It looked a clumsy challenge by Ronald Hernandez on Rafael Santos Borre.

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    41: Peru 2 Paraguay 0

    It's looking like the party can already get started in Lima.

    Yosimar Yotun has made it 2-0 to the Peruvians against Paraguay just before half time.

    They look set for a play-off with the United Arab Emirates or Australia while Colombia and Chile look set to be watching the World Cup on TV.

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    Counting the cuest

    Centre-back Carlos Cuesta has been replaced by Yairo Moreno of Mexican side Pachuca.

    Hard to tell whether he is injured or whether Colombia boss Reinaldo Rueda has simply seen enough of him getting bullied by Rondon.

    Moreno goes out to left-back as Tesillo moves inside to centre-back.

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    35: Venezuela 0 Colombia 0

    The Colombian defence is completely unable to deal with Salomon Rondon.

    Rondon shrugs off Davinson Sanchez and Carlos Cuesta to earn himself a clear run at goal.

    But after doing the hard part, the Everton man fires over the bar.

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    City slicker

    The opening goal from Julian Alvarez for Argentina in Ecuador and an exciting one for Man City fans.

    The forward is currently on loan at River Plate after joining City in the January transfer window.

    Messi commences the move, playing the ball out to Tagliafico, who squares the ball for Alvarez.

    The City star then sees his first shot blocked but nets at the second attempt.

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    30: Venezuela 0 Colombia 0

    Another chance for Rondon, who receives the ball in the Colombian penalty area and turns before seeing his shot blocked.

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    26: Ecuador 0 Argentina 1

    The transition to sea level Guayaquil is not going as well for Ecuador as they'd have hoped.

    Lionel Messi at the heart of the move as he plays the ball to Nicolas Tagliafico, who plays it into Julian Alvarez to score his first Argentina goal.

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    23: Bolivia 0 Brazil 1

    Brazil are braving the altitude to win what has become a grudge match against Bolivia.

    Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes set up Lucas Paqueta to give the Selecao the lead.

    Brazil coach Tite earlier provoked fury in Bolivia by labelling the playing conditions in La Paz 'inhuman'.

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    23: Venezuela 0 Colombia 0

    Everton fans would love to see this at Goodison Park every fortnight.

    Salomon Rondon turns both Colombia centre-backs inside out before firing a powerful effort which Ospina is forced to turn away for a corner.

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    21: Venezuela 0 Colombia 0

    Venezuela are guaranteed to finish bottom of the group but they're lacking nothing in heart.

    Darwin Machis forces an awkward save from David Ospina before Salomon Rondon fires wide from close range.

    Jose Pekerman will be very impressed with what he is seeing.

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    18: Venezuela 0 Colombia 0

    This time it's a Venezuela chance.

    Former Man City midfielder Yangel Herrera takes the ball down well and unleashes a low, left-footed drive which goes a whisker wide of David Ospina's post.

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    14: Venezuela 0 Colombia 0

    It's Luis Diaz vs Wuilker Farinez with the Venezuelan goalkeeper appearing on a personal mission to deny the Liverpool striker.

    Three times Diaz has looked set to open the scoring and three times now, Farinez has brilliantly denied him.

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