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|October 11, 2009 - 4:00am(GMT+6:00)||World Cup Qualifying||Live|
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Colombia v Chile South American World Cup qualifier Match Preview
Colombia’s task is to stay in contention for qualification whereas Chile’s aim is to seal their place in South Africa 2010.
Colombia table status and analysis
With two matches left to play in the qualification campaign, Colombia found themselves out of the automatic and play-off zones.
The Coffee Growers are three places and two points behind Argentina who are fifth. Colombia’s little number of points come from the fact that they’ve picked up more losses than they’ve clinched either victories or draws.
After Peru, the Colombians are those who have scored the least goals throughout the qualifiers so far. They’ve scored ten goals, conceded fourteen and therefore their goal difference remains negative.
But despite these statistics, Colombia’s hopes of reaching the finals of the World Cup in South Africa are well alive. The middle of the table is so congested that Colombia could climb up to fifth if they beat Chile and if other results in the table go their way.
Saturday’s encounter will definitely be a tough one for the hosts and on paper, the favorites are the visitors Chile.
In the first leg of this fixture last year, Colombia suffered a 4-0 thrashing in the hands of the Chileans. Two strikes in both halves and from different players finished off the Coffee Growers.
Avoiding such a miserable fate this time round will not only explain Colombia’s progress as a team but also boost their chances of reaching the World Cup for the first time since 1998.
Chile table status and analysis
La Roja have surprised everyone with their astonishing form in the World Cup qualifiers.
Despite opening their account with a 2-0 loss to Argentina back in October 2007, Chile have managed to occupy the third place in the table above Ecuador and the Albiceleste.
Giant killings against Paraguay and Argentina in the second part of the campaign have helped Chile to affirm themselves as strong contenders for an automatic place in the table.
However, their recent results have tarnished their impressive form. A 2-2 draw against Venezuela and a 4-2 defeat in the hands of Brazil slowed things up for Chile.
They could have been through to the finals of the World Cup by now. Still, the race is on and almost to be won.
The Chileans first and rare overwhelming victory in the qualifiers came against Colombia. They’ll be keen to repeat their triumph over Los Cafeteros on Saturday to ultimately book their tickets for the finals of the World Cup in South Afric.