1978 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

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Listed below are the dates and results for the 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the South American Zone (CONMEBOL). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 10 CONMEBOL teams entered the competition. The South American zone was allocated 3.5 places (out of 16) in the final tournament. Argentina, the hosts, qualified automatically, leaving 2.5 spots open for competition between 9 teams.

There would be two rounds of play:

  • First Round: The 9 teams were divided into 3 groups of 3 teams each. The teams would play against each other on a home-and-away basis. The group winners would advance to the Final Round.
  • Final Round: The 3 teams would play against each other once in a neutral venue. The group winner and runner-up would qualify. The third-placed team would advance to the UEFA / CONMEBOL Intercontinental Play-off.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Brazil 6 4 2 2 0 8 1 +7
2  Paraguay 4 4 1 2 1 3 3 0
3  Colombia 2 4 0 2 2 1 8 −7





Brazil advanced to the Final Round.

Group 2[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Bolivia 7 4 3 1 0 8 3 +5
2  Uruguay 4 4 1 2 1 5 4 +1
3  Venezuela 1 4 0 1 3 2 8 −6





Bolivia advanced to the Final Round.

Group 3[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Peru 6 4 2 2 0 8 2 +6
2  Chile 5 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2
3  Ecuador 1 4 0 1 3 1 9 −8





Peru advanced to the Final Round.

Final round[edit]

Rank Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
1  Brazil 4 2 2 0 0 9 0 +9
2  Peru 2 2 1 0 1 5 1 +4
3  Bolivia 0 2 0 0 2 0 13 −13


Brazil and Peru qualified. Bolivia advanced to the UEFA / CONMEBOL Intercontinental Play-off.

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