1998 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

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Listed below are the dates and results for the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the South American zone (CONMEBOL). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 10 CONMEBOL teams entered the competition. The South American zone was allocated 5 places (out of 32) in the final tournament. Brazil, the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 4 spots open for competition between 9 teams.

The rules were very simple. The 9 teams would play against each other on a home-and-away basis. The top 4 teams would qualify.

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Argentina 16 8 6 2 23 13 10 30
2  Paraguay 16 9 2 5 21 14 7 29
3  Colombia 16 8 4 4 23 15 8 28
4  Chile 16 7 4 5 32 18 14 25
5  Peru 16 7 4 5 19 20 –1 25
6  Ecuador 16 6 3 7 22 21 1 21
7  Uruguay 16 6 3 7 18 21 –3 21
8  Bolivia 16 4 5 7 18 21 –3 17
9  Venezuela 16 0 3 13 8 41 –33 3

Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia and Chile qualified.

Round 1[edit]

24 April 1996
19:15 UTC−4
Venezuela  0–2  Uruguay
(Report) Otero Goal 54'
Poyet Goal 77'
Estadio Brígido Iriarte, Caracas
Attendance: 6,839
Referee: Alberto Tejada Noriega (Peru)

24 April 1996
20:00 UTC−5
Ecuador  4–1  Peru
Hurtado Goal 54'88'
Tenorio Goal 65'
Gavica Goal 78'
(Report) Palacios Goal 62'
Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo, Guayaquil
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Julio Matto Estoceres (Uruguay)

24 April 1996
21:00 UTC−5
Colombia  1–0  Paraguay
Asprilla Goal 53' (Report)

24 April 1996
21:10 UTC−3
Argentina  3–1  Bolivia
Ortega Goal 8'18'
Batistuta Goal 49'
(Report) Baldivieso Goal 42'

Round 2[edit]

2 June 1996
11:30 UTC−5
Ecuador  2–0  Argentina
Montaño Goal 51'
Hurtado Goal 89'
(Report)
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 41,500
Referee: Armando Perez Hoyos (Colombia)

2 June 1996
15:35 UTC−3
Uruguay  0–2  Paraguay
(Report) Arce Goal 10'
Rojas Goal 88'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 44,127
Referee: Marcio Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)

6 June 1996
16:00 UTC−5
Peru  1–1  Colombia
Reynoso Goal 47' (Report) Aristizábal Goal 60'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 43,345
Referee: Alfredo Rodas (Ecuador)

6 June 1996
17:00 UTC−4
Venezuela  1–1  Chile
Guerra Goal 8' (Report) Margas Goal 90+5'
Estadio La Carolina, Barinas
Attendance: 8,074
Referee: Epifanio Gonzalez (Paraguay)

Round 3[edit]

6 July 1996
16:00 UTC−4
Chile  4–1  Ecuador
Zamorano Goal 25'86'
Salas Goal 75'
Estay Goal 83'
(Report) Aguinaga Goal 73'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 74,905[1]
Referee: Pablo Peña (Bolivia)

7 July 1996
15:30 UTC−5
Colombia  3–1  Uruguay
Asprilla Goal 7'
Valderrama Goal 20'
De Ávila Goal 78'
(Report) Cedrés Goal 57'
Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla
Attendance: 36,169
Referee: Ruben Ruscio (Argentina)

7 July 1996
15:30 UTC−5
Peru  0–0  Argentina
(Report)
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 43,675
Referee: Wilson de Souza Mendonça (Brazil)

7 July 1996
16:00 UTC−4
Bolivia  6–1  Venezuela
Sandy Goal 4'
Etcheverry Goal 41' (pen.)
Baldivieso Goal 61'
Coimbra Goal 67'
Suarez Goal 78'
Paniagua Goal 85'
(Report) Tortolero Goal 65' (pen.)
Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 43,822
Referee: Jose Luis da Rosa (Uruguay)

Round 4[edit]

1 September 1996
11:30 UTC−5
Ecuador  1–0  Venezuela
Aguinaga Goal 4' (Report)
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 36,889
Referee: Carlos Robles (Chile)

1 September 1996
15:00 UTC−4
Bolivia  0–0  Peru
(Report)
Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 48,304
Referee: Oscar Alvarenga (Paraguay)

1 September 1996
16:00 UTC−5
Colombia  4–1  Chile
Asprilla Goal 3'31'47'
Bermúdez Goal 43'
(Report) Zamorano Goal 56' (pen.)
Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla
Attendance: 34,000
Referee: Sidrack Marinho dos Santos (Brazil)

1 September 1996
18:10 UTC−3
Argentina  1–1  Paraguay
Batistuta Goal 27' (Report) Chilavert Goal 47'

Round 5[edit]

8 October 1996
20:30 UTC−3
Uruguay  1–0  Bolivia
Moas Goal 72' (Report)
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Paolo Borgosano (Venezuela)

9 October 1996
11:30 UTC−5
Ecuador  0–1  Colombia
(Report) Asprilla Goal 72'
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Horacio Elizondo (Argentina)

9 October 1996
20:00 UTC−4
Venezuela  2–5  Argentina
Savarese Goal 7'
Dudamel Goal 87'
(Report) Ortega Goal 35'
Sorín Goal 65'
Simeone Goal 77'
Morales Goal 86'
Albornoz Goal 90+1'

9 October 1996
21:00 UTC−3
Paraguay  2–1  Chile
Gamarra Goal 24'
Rivarola Goal 63'
(Report) Margas Goal 22'
Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Oscar Ruiz (Colombia)

Round 6[edit]

10 November 1996
15:00 UTC−4
Bolivia  2–2  Colombia
Sandy Goal 15'
Moreno Goal 44'
(Report) Serna Goal 40' (pen.)
Rincón Goal 54'
Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 43,173
Referee: Jose Villamonte (Peru)

10 November 1996
15:30 UTC−5
Peru  4–1  Venezuela
Reynoso Goal 4'
Julinho Goal 21'
Palacios Goal 49'83'
(Report) Díaz Goal 78'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 31,036
Referee: René Ortubé (Bolivia)

10 November 1996
18:00 UTC−3
Paraguay  1–0  Ecuador
Benítez Goal 24' (Report)
Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Attendance: 31,002
Referee: Daniel Giménez (Argentina)

12 November 1996
21:30 UTC−3
Chile  1–0  Uruguay
Salas Goal 60' (Report)
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 73,547[1]
Referee: Angel Guevara (Ecuador)

Round 7[edit]

15 December 1996
15:00 UTC−4
Bolivia  0–0  Paraguay
(Report)
Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 41,076
Referee: Jose Luis Parra (Uruguay)

15 December 1996
16:00 UTC−4
Venezuela  0–2  Colombia
(Report) Bermúdez Goal 7'
Valenciano Goal 50'
Estadio Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Eduardo Gamboa (Chile)

15 December 1996
20:00 UTC−3
Argentina  1–1  Chile
Batistuta Goal 76' (pen.) (Report) Cornejo Goal 52'

15 December 1996
21:15 UTC−3
Uruguay  2–0  Peru
Montero Goal 2'
Bengoechea Goal 38'
(Report)
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 42,630
Referee: Felipe Paez (Colombia)

Round 8[edit]

12 January 1997
11:30 UTC−4
Venezuela  0–2  Paraguay
(Report) Benítez Goal 6'
Enciso Goal 62'
Estadio Guillermo Soto Rosa, Mérida
Attendance: 7,981
Referee: Ángel Sánchez (Argentina)

12 January 1997
15:00 UTC−4
Bolivia  2–0  Ecuador
Moreno Goal 7'
Etcheverry Goal 12'
(Report)
Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 39,968
Referee: Oscar Ruiz (Colombia)

12 January 1997
16:00 UTC−5
Peru  2–1  Chile
Maestri Goal 15'
Palacios Goal 34'
(Report) Zamorano Goal 88'
Estadio Nacional (Lima), Lima
Attendance: 35,373
Referee: José Varela (Uruguay)

12 January 1997
21:30 UTC−3
Uruguay  0–0  Argentina
(Report)
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Márcio Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)

Round 9[edit]

12 February 1997
11:30 UTC−5
Ecuador  4–0  Uruguay
Aguinaga Goal 6'
Delgado Goal 68'76'
Chalá Goal 87'
(Report)
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Javier Castrilli (Argentina)

12 February 1997
15:00 UTC−4
Bolivia  1–1  Chile
Soria Goal 28' (Report) González Goal 44'
Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 41,908
Referee: Alberto Tejada Noriega (Peru)

12 February 1997
16:00 UTC−5
Colombia  0–1  Argentina
(Report) López Goal 10'

12 February 1997
22:00 UTC−3
Paraguay  2–1  Peru
Rivarola Goal 12'
Rojas Goal 40'
(Report) Pereda Goal 33'
Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Mario Sánchez Yanten (Chile)

Round 10[edit]

2 April 1997
16:10 UTC−4
Bolivia  2–1  Argentina
Sandy Goal 8'
Ochoaizpur Goal 48'
(Report) Gorosito Goal 41'
Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 44,372
Referee: Sidrack Marinho dos Santos (Brazil)

2 April 1997
20:00 UTC−5
Peru  1–1  Ecuador
Palacios Goal 58' (Report) Aguinaga Goal 78' (pen.)
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 42,299
Referee: John Toro Rendón (Colombia)

2 April 1997
20:30 UTC−3
Uruguay  3–1  Venezuela
De Los Santos Goal 29'
Montero Goal 46'
Otero Goal 59'
(Report) Castellín Goal 55'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 37,000
Referee: René Ortubé (Bolivia)

2 April 1997
21:00 UTC−4
Paraguay  2–1  Colombia
Galeano Goal 30' (o.g.)
Soto Goal 82'
(Report) Serna Goal 80'
Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Attendance: 37,297
Referee: Wilson de Souza Mendonça (Brazil)

Round 11[edit]

29 April 1997
21:15 UTC−4
Chile  6–0  Venezuela
Zamorano Goal 19'27'32'47'85'
Reyes Goal 66'
(Report)
Estadio Monumental David Arellano, Santiago
Attendance: 42,034
Referee: Gilberto Alcalá (Mexico)

30 April 1997
21:10 UTC−3
Argentina  2–1  Ecuador
Ortega Goal 18'
Crespo Goal 30'
(Report) Aguinaga Goal 73'
Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 62,300
Referee: Félix Ramón Benegas Caballero (Paraguay)

30 April 1997
21:00 UTC−4
Paraguay  3–1  Uruguay
Rojas Goal 37'
Cardozo Goal 73'
Soto Goal 83' (pen.)
(Report) Silva Goal 87'

30 April 1997
21:00 UTC−5
Colombia  0–1  Peru
(Report) Pereda Goal 62'

Round 12[edit]

8 June 1997
11:30 UTC−5
Ecuador  1–1  Chile
Graziani Goal 43' (Report) Salas Goal 53'
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito
Attendance: 42,225
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

8 June 1997
18:10 UTC−3
Argentina  2–0  Peru
Crespo Goal 30'
Simeone Goal 46'
(Report)
Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 56,069
Referee: Claudio Vinicius Cerdeira (Brazil)

8 June 1997
15:30 UTC−3
Uruguay  1–1  Colombia
Silva Goal 6' (Report) Ricard Goal 47'
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 37,200
Referee: Francisco Mourao Dacildo (Brazil)

8 June 1997
16:00 UTC−4
Venezuela  1–1  Bolivia
Savarese Goal 70' (Report) Castillo Goal 80'
Estadio Luis Loreto Lira, Valera
Attendance: 3,352
Referee: Márcio Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)

Round 13[edit]

5 July 1997
20:30 UTC−4
Chile  4–1  Colombia
Salas Goal 16'26'41'
Zamorano Goal 90' (pen.)
(Report) Ricard Goal 52'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 75,617[2]
Referee: Paolo Borgozano (Venezuela)

6 July 1997
15:15 UTC−4
Paraguay  1–2  Argentina
Acuña Goal 59' (Report) Gallardo Goal 30'
Verón Goal 41'

6 July 1997
15:30 UTC−5
Peru  2–1  Bolivia
Carty Goal 9'
Soto Goal 53'
(Report) Cristaldo Goal 56'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 31,489
Referee: Wilson de Souza Mendonça (Brazil)

6 July 1997
16:00 UTC−4
Venezuela  1–1  Ecuador
Miranda Goal 75' (Report) Hurtado Goal 55'
Estadio José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo
Attendance: 4,729
Referee: Arturo Angeles (USA)

Round 14[edit]

20 July 1997
18:10 UTC−3
Argentina  2–0  Venezuela
Crespo Goal 31'
Paz Goal 58'
(Report)
Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Wilson de Souza Mendonça (Brazil)

20 July 1997
15:00 UTC−4
Bolivia  1–0  Uruguay
Etcheverry Goal 75' (Report)
Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz
Attendance: 27,874
Referee: Arturo Brizio Carter (Mexico)

20 July 1997
15:30 UTC−5
Colombia  1–0  Ecuador
de Ávila Goal 83' (Report)

20 July 1997
20:30 UTC−4
Chile  2–1  Paraguay
Zamorano Goal 9' (pen.)51' (Report) Brizuela Goal 61'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 75,143
Referee: Rafael Torrealba (Venezuela)

Round 15[edit]

20 August 1997
20:00 UTC−3
Uruguay  1–0  Chile
Otero Goal 20' (Report)
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Antônio Pereira da Silva (Brazil)

20 August 1997
21:00 UTC−5
Colombia  3–0  Bolivia
De Ávila Goal 1'
Valderrama Goal 30' (pen.)
Asprilla Goal 76'
(Report)
Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla
Attendance: 25,912
Referee: Claudio Vinicius Cerdeira (Brazil)

20 August 1997
11:30 UTC−5
Ecuador  2–1  Paraguay
Aguinaga Goal 53'
Graziani Goal 72'
(Report) Báez Goal 5'

20 August 1997
18:00 UTC−4
Venezuela  0–3  Peru
(Report) Marengo Goal 14'
Julinho Goal 54'
Maestri Goal 81'
Estadio La Carolina, Barinas
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)

Round 16[edit]

10 September 1997
18:00 UTC−4
Chile  1–2  Argentina
Salas Goal 34' (Report) Gallardo Goal 25'
López Goal 86'
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 73,644
Referee: Francisco Mourão Dacildo (Brazil)

10 September 1997
20:00 UTC−5
Peru  2–1  Uruguay
Palacios Goal 57'
Carty Goal 60'
(Report) Recoba Goal 43'
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 34,721
Referee: Esfandiar Baharmast (USA)

10 September 1997
21:00 UTC−5
Colombia  1–0  Venezuela
Cabrera Goal 68' (Report)
Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Carlos Pimentel (Brazil)

10 September 1997
21:00 UTC−4
Paraguay  2–1  Bolivia
Benítez Goal 26'
Gamarra Goal 37'
(Report) Suárez Goal 58'
Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción
Attendance: 40,341
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)

Round 17[edit]

12 October 1997
18:15 UTC−3
Argentina  0–0  Uruguay
(Report)
Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Claudio Vinicius Cerdeira (Brazil)

12 October 1997
21:00 UTC−4
Chile  4–0  Peru
Salas Goal 13'82'88'
Reyes Goal 58'
(Report)
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 74,219
Referee: Márcio Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)

12 October 1997
18:00 UTC−3
Paraguay  1–0  Venezuela
Torres Goal 68' (Report)

12 October 1997
16:00 UTC−5
Ecuador  1–0  Bolivia
Graziani Goal 27' (Report)

Round 18[edit]

16 November 1997
19:10 UTC−3
Argentina  1–1  Colombia
Cáceres Goal 69' (Report) Valderrama Goal 20'
Estadio La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Márcio Rezende de Freitas (Brazil)

16 November 1997
17:00 UTC−3
Uruguay  5–3  Ecuador
Saralegui Goal 3'12'
Abreu Goal 48'52'
Aguilera Goal 63'
(Report) Graziani Goal 2'59'68'
Estadio Domingo Burgueño, Maldonado
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Antonio Marrufo Mendoza (Mexico)

16 November 1997
15:00 UTC−5
Peru  1–0  Paraguay
Soto Goal 37' (Report)
Estadio Nacional, Lima
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Francisco Mourao Dacildo (Brazil)

16 November 1997
17:00 UTC−3
Chile  3–0  Bolivia
Barrera Goal 23'
Salas Goal 40'
Carreño Goal 84'
(Report)
Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Attendance: 74,777
Referee: Wilson de Souza Mendonça (Brazil)

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