1994 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL)

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Listed below are the dates and results for the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds for the South American zone (CONMEBOL). For an overview of the qualification rounds, see the article 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification.

A total of 9 CONMEBOL teams entered the competition. Chile was banned by FIFA due to the 1989 Maracanazo incident. The South American zone was allocated 3 direct places and 1 play-off places in the final tournament.

The 9 teams were divided into 2 groups. The teams would play against each other on a home-and-away basis. The number of teams and spots for each group were as follows:

  • Group A had 4 teams. The group winner would qualify. The runner-up would advance to the CONMEBOL / CONCACAF / OFC Intercontinental Play-off.
  • Group B had 5 teams. The group winner and runner-up would qualify.

Qualification seeding (CONMEBOL)[edit]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5

 Argentina
 Brazil

 Colombia
 Uruguay

 Ecuador
 Paraguay

 Bolivia
 Peru

 Venezuela

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Colombia 6 4 2 0 13 2 +11 10 Qualification to 1994 FIFA World Cup 2–1 0–0 4–0
2  Argentina 6 3 1 2 7 9 −2 7 Advance to inter-confederation play-offs 0–5 0–0 2–1
3  Paraguay 6 1 4 1 6 7 −1 6 1–1 1–3 2–1
4  Peru 6 0 1 5 4 12 −8 1 0–1 0–1 2–2

Colombia qualified. Argentina advanced to the CONMEBOL / CONCACAF / OFC Intercontinental Play-off.

Peru 0–1 Argentina
Report Batistuta Goal 29'
Attendance: 27,000

Paraguay 1–3 Argentina
Struway Goal 45' Report Medina Bello Goal 15'78'
Redondo Goal 65'
Peru 0–1 Colombia
Report Rincón Goal 45'
Attendance: 25,000

Paraguay 2–1 Peru
Mendoza Goal 14'
Chilavert Goal 28' (pen.)
Report Del Solar Goal 45' (pen.)

Paraguay 1–1 Colombia
Rivarola Goal 54' Report Rincón Goal 22'

Colombia 4–0 Peru
Valenciano Goal 30'
Rincón Goal 45'
Mendoza Goal 66'
Pérez Goal 76'
Report

Peru 2–2 Paraguay
Muchotrigo Goal 22'
Soto Goal 77'
Report Mendoza Goal 61'81'
Attendance: 40,000
Argentina 0–5 Colombia
Report Rincón Goal 41'74'
Asprilla Goal 50'75'
Valencia Goal 85'

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 8 5 2 1 20 4 +16 12 Qualification to 1994 FIFA World Cup 6–0 2–0 2–0 4–0
2  Bolivia 8 5 1 2 22 11 +11 11 2–0 3–1 1–0 7–0
3  Uruguay 8 4 2 2 10 7 +3 10 1–1 2–1 0–0 4–0
4  Ecuador 8 1 3 4 7 7 0 5 0–0 1–1 0–1 5–0
5  Venezuela 8 1 0 7 4 34 −30 2 1–5 1–7 0–1 2–1

Brazil and Bolivia qualified.

Venezuela 1–7 Bolivia
Palencia Goal 14' Report Sánchez Goal 25'64'70'
Ramallo Goal 37'61'68'
Cristaldo Goal 39'

Bolivia 2–0 Brazil
Etcheverry Goal 88'
Peña Goal 89'
Report
Venezuela 0–1 Uruguay
Report Herrera Goal 59'

Venezuela 1–5 Brazil
García Goal 84' Report Raí Goal 34' (pen.)
Bebeto Goal 70'79'
Branco Goal 71'
Palhinha Goal 88'
Uruguay 0–0 Ecuador
Report
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Alberto Tejada (Peru)

Ecuador 5–0 Venezuela
Muñoz Goal 23'
E. Hurtado Goal 40'50'76'
Chalá Goal 60'
Report
Bolivia 3–1 Uruguay
Sánchez Goal 71'
Etcheverry Goal 81'
Peña Goal 86'
Report Francescoli Goal 90'
Attendance: 44,576

Bolivia 1–0 Ecuador
Ramallo Goal 18' Report
Attendance: 47,500
Referee: Hernan Silva (Chile)
Uruguay 1–1 Brazil
Fonseca Goal 79' Report Raí Goal 28'

Bolivia 7–0 Venezuela
Ramallo Goal 8'
Melgar Goal 58'90'
Sánchez Goal 69'
Sandy Goal 75'
Etcheverry Goal 78'82'
Report
Brazil 2–0 Ecuador
Bebeto Goal 34'
Dunga Goal 54'
Report

Uruguay 4–0 Venezuela
Kanapkis Goal 7'31'
Cedrés Goal 41'
Sosa Goal 64'
Report
Brazil 6–0 Bolivia
Raí Goal 12'
Müller Goal 18'
Bebeto Goal 22'60'
Branco Goal 36'
Ricardo Gomes Goal 44'
Report
Attendance: 72,000

Brazil 4–0 Venezuela
Ricardo Gomes Goal 2'89'
Palhinha Goal 29'
Evair Goal 31'
Report
Ecuador 0–1 Uruguay
Report Sosa Goal 10'

Uruguay 2–1 Bolivia
Francescoli Goal 3' (pen.)
Fonseca Goal 45+6'
Report Ramallo Goal 23'
Venezuela 2–1 Ecuador
García Goal 1'
Morales Goal 51'
Report B. Tenorio Goal 5'

Ecuador 1–1 Bolivia
Noriega Goal 72' Report Ramallo Goal 45'
Brazil 2–0 Uruguay
Romário Goal 72'82' Report

Inter-confederation play-offs[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Australia  1–2  Argentina 1–1 0–1

Qualified teams[edit]

The following four teams from CONMEBOL qualified for the final tournament.

Team Qualified as Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA World Cup1
 Colombia Group A winners 5 September 1993 2 (1962, 1990)
 Brazil Group B winners 19 September 1993 14 (all) (1930, 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990)
 Bolivia Group B runners-up 19 September 1993 2 (1930, 1950)
 Argentina OFC-CONMEBOL play-off winners 17 November 1993 10 (1930, 1934, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

Goalscorers[edit]

7 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

External links[edit]