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A disputarse el día 26 de marzo en el Estadio Nacional

Un total de 21.464 localidades se habían vendido hasta el día viernes para el partido por las clasificatorias mundialistas que disputarán el próximo 26 de marzo en el Estadio Nacional las selecciones de Chile y Uruguay.

De esa cantidad, 14.737 son galerías.

Las entradas pueden adquirirse a través del sistema Ticketmaster; en los Cines Hoyts y en las Multitiendas Falabella.

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The Chilean players for the next 2 Eliminatories:


Nelson Tapia (Cobreloa)
Johnny Herrera (U. de Chile)
Claudio Bravo (Colo Colo)


Cristián Álvarez (U.Católica)
Pablo Contreras (Celta de Vigo - Esp)
Ismael Fuentes (Jaguares - Mex)
Luis Fuentes (Cobreloa)
Rafael Olarra (Universidad Católica)
Ricardo Rojas (América - Mex)
Jorge Vargas (Livorno - Italia)


Juan Luis González (Cobreloa)
Mark González (Albacete)
Luis Jiménez (Ternana - Ita)
Claudio Maldonado (Cruzeiro - Bra)
Rodrigo Meléndez (Estudiantes - Arg)
Rodrigo Pérez (Pachuca - Mex)
Milovan Mirosevic (Racing - Argentina)
David Pizarro (Udinese - Ita)
Rodrigo Valenzuela (América - Mex)
Jorge Valdivia (Colo Colo)


Sebastián González (Atlante - Mex)
Daniel Pérez (Cobreloa)
Mauricio Pinilla (Sporting - Portugal)
Marcelo Salas (River Plate - Arg)
Héctor Tapia (Colo Colo)

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Paraguay's Santa Cruz to miss qualifiers

ASUNCION, March 15 (Reuters) - Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz has been ruled out of this month's World Cup qualifiers with a muscular problem, team doctor Osvaldo Pangrazio said Tuesday.

Pangrazio said the Bayern Munich striker, who underwent knee surgery last September and is still waiting for a chance to return to the Bundesliga club's first team, had suffered the problem during a training session in Germany.

"Roque is out of both matches," Pangrazio told the Asuncion daily newspaper Ultima Hora.

Santa Cruz's absence means Nelson Haedo Valdez, who plays for Germany's Werder Bremen, is likely to partner Jose Cardozo in attack.

Paraguay, who are fourth in the 10-nation South American World Cup qualifying group with 16 points from 11 games, are away to Ecuador on March 27 and home to Chile three days later. They are attempting to qualify for their third successive World Cup.

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Injured Delgado doubtful for Argentina qualifiers

MEXICO CITY, March 15 (Reuters) -

Argentina forward Cesar Delgado is unlikely to play in this month's World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Colombia after suffering a thigh muscle injury at the weekend.

"He will need two to three weeks before he can play again," Nicolas Zarur, doctor at Delgado's Mexican club Cruz Azul, told Mexican media on Tuesday.

Delgado played in the Argentina side which reached last year's Copa America final in Peru and also in the under-23 Olympics gold medal winning team in Athens.

Argentina, who lead the 10-nation South American World Cup qualifying group with 22 points from 11 games, are away to Bolivia in La Paz on March 26 and host Colombia in Buenos Aires four days later.

Delgado has scored seven goals in nine games for Cruz Azul, who lead Group Two in Mexico's Clausura championship with 20 points.

Argentina coach Jose Pekerman has not yet commented on Delgado's injury.

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Ecuador coach furious over club-versus-country clash

QUITO, March 17 (Reuters) -

Ecuador coach Luis Suarez is furious with local club LDU, accusing them of disrupting preparations for a World Cup qualifying match by rearranging a club tie.

"We had planned a training schedule, taking into account the necessities of the club, but at the last minute, LDU have wrecked it," he told local media on Thursday.

Suarez, whose team are at home to Paraguay in Quito's Atahualpa stadium on March 27, said he had planned to assemble his squad on Sunday to start preparations.

But his plans were thrown into disarray when LDU, who are also involved in the South American Libertadores Cup, re-arranged a league match at home Liga de Loja for Monday.

"It looks like we'll have their players, perhaps, on Wednesday," said the Colombian, who replaced his compatriot Hernan Dario Gomez as coach last year.

The squad is due to be named on Friday and LDU, one of the country's biggest clubs alongside Deportivo Quito, El Nacional, Deportivo Cuenca and Barcelona, routinely contribute several plaeyrs.

Ecuador, who are attempting to qualify for their second successive World Cup, are fourth in the 10-nation South American qualifying group with 16 points from 11 games.

They are also away to Peru on March 30.

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Venezuela hard pressed to pick squad for qualifiers

CARACAS, March 16 (Reuters) -

Venezuela, under threat of a FIFA suspension over a conflict in the local football federation elections, will be without three leading players for their World Cup qualifier at home to Colombia in Maracaibo on March 26.

Coach Richard Paez had to deal with the loss of winger Jose Vallenilla and midfielder Jorge Rojas due to injuries and will also be without suspended sweeper and captain Luis Vera.

Paez, who named a 20-man squad, has two candidates for the right-wing slot, Hector Gonzalez, who plays in Ecuador, and Fernando De Ornelas, who is with Odd Grenland in Norway.

Vera will be replaced by his Caracas FC team mate Leonel Vielma and Rojas by Ricardo David Paez, the coach's son, who plays for Deportivo Pereira in neighbouring Colombia.

Venezuela are one from bottom in the South American qualifying group for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. South America gets four places in the World Cup and plays off for a fifth with Oceania.

The team - dubbed the "Red Wine" team for the colour of their strip - have 13 points, level with Colombia, Peru and Chile who all have a better goal difference.


Goalkeepers: Rafael Dudamel (Deportivo Tachira), Gilberto Angelucci (UA Maracaibo)

Defenders: Jose Manuel Rey (Pontevedra), Alejandro Cichero (Litex Lovech), Juan Fuenmayor (UA Maracaibo), Jonay Hernandez (Cordoba), Jobanny Rivero (Caracas FC), Hector Gonzalez (Deportivo Cuenca), Fernando de Ornelas (Odd Grenland)

Midfielders: Leopoldo Jimenez (Cordoba), Miguel Mea Vitali (Sora), Andre Gonzalez (UA Maracaibo), Gabriel Urdaneta (Young Boys), Juan Arango (Real Mallorca), Ricardo Paez (Deportivo Pereira), Leonel Vielma (Caracas FC)

Forwards: Rafael Castellin (Caracas FC), Maximo Margiotta (Vicenza), Giancarlo Maldonado (UA Maracaibo), Ruberth Moran (Argentinos Juniors).

For the following qualifier against Bolivia in La Paz on March 29, Paez will add: Luis Vera (Caracas FC), Pedro Fernandez (UA Maracaibo), Alexander Rondon (Deportivo Tachira) and Daniel Noriega (Caracas FC).


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So..this is it! 2 important games are coming soon. One against Venezuela and the other one (the mission impossible) against Argentina.
I like the fact that Juan Pablo Angel is injured and he isn't going to play. I considered him a great forward, but now he isn't in well form, and IMO he is useless in the squad.

We're in the sixth place, and from the second place there is 4 points of difference. I'm not confident that we will go to the WC, but i'm kind of optimistic that atleast we could fight for the quilified place with Australia.


Miguel Calero, Pachuca México
Farid Mondragón, Galatasaray Turquía


Gerardo Bedoya, Puebla México
Mario Alberto Yepes, PS Germain Francia
Iván Ramiro Córdoba, Inter Milán
Alexánder Viveros, Nantes Francia
Andrés Orozco, Dorados Sinaloa México
Humberto Mendoza, Atlético Nacional


Juan Carlos Ramírez, Santa Fe
David Ferreira, América de Cali
Fabián Vargas, Boca Juniors Argentina
Giovanni Hernández, Colón Argentina
Frankie Oviedo, Puebla México
John Viáfara, Once Caldas
Víctor Pacheco, Atlante México
John Javier Restrepo, Cruz Azul México
Andrés Pérez, Quilmes Argentina
Óscar Díaz, Deportivo Quito


Edixon Perea, Atlético Nacional
Jairo Castillo, Real Valladolid España
Sergio Herrera, Al Ittihad Club
Luis Gabriel Rey, Monarcas México

:thumbsup: I hope we win in Venezeula..an if miracles exist, we tie in Argentina.

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sAT mARCH 26 iN sTGO

CHILE Vs Uruguay :cap:

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The Paraguayan list given by Anibal Ruiz...for the next 2 Rounds:

18 de marzo de 2005-. El DT de Paraguay, Aníbal Ruiz, dio a conocer la lista de jugadores que utilizará para los próximos partidos por las clasificatorias mundialistas, el 27 de marzo ante Ecuador en Quito y el día 30 recibirá a la "Roja" en Asunción, en duelos por la duodécima y decimotercera jornada rumbo a Alemania 2006.

La nómina es la siguiente:


Justo Villar (Newell's Old Boys, ARG).

Aldo Bobadilla (Gimnasia y Esgrima, ARG).

Derlis Gómez (Luqueño).


Carlos Gamarra (Inter de Milán, ITA)

Denis Caniza (Santos Laguna, MEX)

Paulo da Silva (Toluca, MEX)

Pedro Sarabia (Cerro Porteño)

Julio Cáceres (Nantes, FRA)

Juan Daniel Cáceres (Estudiantes, ARG)

Darío Verón (Pumas UNAM, MEX)

Jorge Núñez (Arsenal, ARG).


Carlos Bonet (Libertad)

Angel Ortiz (Libertad)

Carlos Humberto Paredes (Reggina, ITA)

Diego Gavilán (Inter, BRA)

Mauro Monges (Rosario Central, ARG)

Edgar Barreto (NEC Nimega, HOL)

Julio Dos Santos (Cerro Porteño)

Gustavo Morínigo (Argentinos Juniors, ARG).


José Cardozo (Toluca, MEX)

Nelson Haedo Valdez (Werder Bremen, ALE)

Juan Samudio (Libertad)

César Ramírez (Cerro Porteño)

Nelson Cuevas (Pachuca, MEX)

Salvador Cabañas (Chiapas, MEX)

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ciudad / fecha / hora: La Paz / 26.3.2005 / 16.00 (20.00 GMT)
Estadio Hernando Siles
Árbitro: LARRIONDA Jorge (URU)
Árbitro asistente 1: CRESCI Fernando (URU)
Árbitro asistente 2: FANDIÑO Pablo (URU)
4º árbitro: VIERA Olivier (URU)
Comisario: NEJAR Hildo (BRA)


ciudad / fecha / hora: Maracaibo / 26.3.2005 / 19.00 (23.00 GMT)
Estadio José "Pachencho" Romero
Árbitro: SIMÓN Carlos Eugenio (BRA)
Árbitro asistente 1: REIS Valter(BRA)
Árbitro asistente 2: CORONA Ednilson (BRA)
4º árbitro: SOUZA MENDONÇA Wilson (BRA)
Comisario: CASTRO Álvaro (ARG)


ciudad / fecha / hora: Santiago / 26.3.2005 / 22.00 (02.00+ GMT)
Estadio Nacional
Árbitro: RUIZ Óscar (COL)
Árbitro asistente 1: BOTERO Eduardo (COL)
Árbitro asistente 2: SIERRA Carlos (COL)
4º árbitro: PANESO Fernando (COL)
Comisario: FIGUEREDO Francisco (PAR)


ciudad / fecha / hora: Goiánia / 27.3.2005 / 16.00 (19.00 GMT)
Estadio Serra Dourada
Árbitro: AMARILLA Carlos (PAR)
Árbitro asistente 1: CANO Nelson (PAR)
Árbitro asistente 2: RUIZ Emigdio (PAR)
4º árbitro: TORRES Carlos (PAR)
Comisario: CASTILLO Alberto (VEN)


ciudad / fecha / hora: Quito / 27.3.2005 / 16.10 (21.00 GMT)
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
Árbitro: MÉNDEZ Gustavo (URU)
Árbitro asistente 1: COSTA Marcelo (URU)
Árbitro asistente 2: SACARELO Álvaro (URU)
4º árbitro: VÁZQUEZ Martín (URU)
Comisario: QUINTANA Javier (PER)

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Argentina name 33-man squad for high altitude qualifier

BUENOS AIRES, March 21 (Reuters) -

Argentina have named a 33-man squad for one of their toughest World Cup qualifiers on Saturday, away to Bolivia 3,600 metres above sea level.

The Argentines are also at home to Colombia four days later and there is speculation that coach Jose Pekerman could use two almost entirely different teams for the games.

Pekerman initially named 25 foreign-based players 10 days ago and completed his squad by naming the locally-based players after the weekend's domestic matches.

River Plate midfielders Javier Mascherano and Luis Gonzalez were both called up as expected for the trip to La Paz.

Pekerman also included several players who made their debut in the friendly against Mexico two weeks ago, including striker Rolando Zarate, midfielder Fernando Belluschi and defender Daniel Diaz.

Inter Milan midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron and 21-year-old forward Carlos Tevez, who last year joined Corinthians of Brazil from Boca Juniors in an $18 million move, have both been left out.

Midfielders Javier Zanetti and Diego Placente and forward Javier Saviola will both miss the Bolivia match because of suspension.

Juan Pablo Sorin is doubtful for the matches with a hamstring injury and forward Cesar Delgado is almost certain to miss both games with a thigh strain.

Argentina are top of the South American zone qualifying group with 22 points from 11 games. Bolivia are bottom of the 10-strong group with 10 points while Colombia are sixth with 13 points.


Goalkeepers: Leonardo Franco (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Roberto Abbondanzieri (Boca Juniors), German Lux (River Plate)

Defenders: Gonzalo Rodriguez (Villarreal, Spain), Juan Pablo Sorin (Villarreal, Spain), Gabriel Milito (Real Zaragoza, Spain), Fabricio Coloccini (Deportivo Coruna, Spain), Roberto Ayala (Valencia, Spain), Nicolas Burdisso (Inter Milan, Italy), Javier Zanetti (Inter Milan), Leandro Cufre (AS Roma, Italy), Clemente Rodriguez (Spartak Moscow, Russia), Gabriel Heinze (Manchester United, England), Diego Placente (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Daniel Diaz (Colon)

Midfielders: Leonardo Ponzio (Real Zaragoza, Spain), Juan Roman Riquelme (Villarreal, Spain), Aldo Duscher (Deportivo Coruna, Spain), Lionel Scaloni (Deportivo Coruna, Spain), Maximiliano Rodriguez (Espanyol, Spain), Pablo Aimar (Valencia, Spain), Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan, Italy), Lucas Bernardi (Monaco, France), Fernando Belluschi (Newell's Old Boys), Javier Mascherano (River Plate), Luis Gonzalez (River Plate).

Forwards: Luciano Figueroa (Villarreal, Spain), Luciano Galletti (Real Zaragoza, Spain), Hernan Crespo (AC Milan, Italy), Javier Saviola (Monaco, France), Cesar Delgado (Cruz Azul/Cemeteros, Mexico), Rolando Zarate (Velez Sarsfield), Rodrigo Palacio (Boca Juniors)

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Adriano out of Brazil World Cup qualifiers :eek:

By Brian Homewood

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 21 (Reuters) -

Brazil striker Adriano has been ruled out of the World Cup qualifiers against Peru on Sunday and Uruguay the following Wednesday because of a knee injury.

Adriano was taken off on a stretcher in the 43rd minute of the Italian Serie A game between his club Inter Milan and Fiorentina on Sunday which Inter won 3-2.

"The Italian club's medical department sent the CBF (Brazilian federation) a report explaining the injury to Adriano's right knee which makes it impossible for him to take part against Peru and Uruguay," said the CBF on its official website.

Inter said on Sunday that Adriano had a "suspected light strain to his medial ligament on his right knee".

Despite his outstanding season with Inter, Adriano is still not a regular in the Brazil team, where Ronaldinho and Ronaldo usually play in attack.

He has not started a game since the friendly away to Germany last September.

However, Adriano made his mark at international level when Brazil fielded a second string at last year's Copa America, scoring seven goals to finish top scorer and help Brazil to win the title.

The CBF said the Santos midfielder Ricardinho, a reserve in the 2002 World Cup-winning squad, had been named as a replacement.

Brazil face Peru in Goiania on Sunday before facing the difficult visit to Montevideo's Centenario stadium.

The world champions are second in the 10-nation South American qualifying group with 20 points from 11 games.

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Peru must show no fear against Brazil, striker says

LIMA, March 23 (Reuters) -

Peru say they are not afraid of world champions Brazil and will face them as equals when they travel to Goiania for Sunday's World Cup qualifier.

"We know they have a team full of great players but we have to face then without trembling, without fear," PSV Eindhoven striker Jefferson Farfan told reporters.

Fullback Juan Vargas, who scored a superb individual goal for his Argentine club Colon at the weekend, added: "Everyone has come with a winning mentality, it is a difficult match but not impossible. It doesn't scare us."

Captain Nolberto Solano said that the club form of European-based players such as Claudio Pizarro was encouraging but not enough.

"The attack gives us a lot of confidence but we will have to work as a team and be solid."

Brazil have never lost a World Cup qualifier at home and their last two meetings with Peru have both ended in 1-1 draws.

Peru, whose coach Paulo Autuori is Brazilian, are seventh in the 10-nation South American qualifying group with 13 points from 11 games.

They also face Ecuador at home on March 30.


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Brazil coach ponders Robinho option to face Peru

By Brian Homewood

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 25 (Reuters)

- Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira may bow to public opinion and field 21-year-old Santos forward Robinho in his team for Sunday's World Cup qualifier at home to Peru.

Parreira is often criticised for being unnecessarily conservative and Brazilians are hoping that this time, he will throw caution to the wind and field Robinho alongside Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Kaka.

The formation is already being dubbed the Fantastic Four even before it has been used.

Robinho, whose speed and cheeky skills have made him a favourite with the public, has started only one international so far -- the 7-1 friendly win over Hong Kong in February.

Parreira needs to find some inspiration to put Brazil back on track in the qualifying competition and, with Inter Milan's Adriano missing through injury, Robinho could be his answer.

Although Brazil are second in the 10-nation South American group and still on course for the Germany finals in 2006, they have taken only one point from their last two games against Colombia and Ecuador and have failed to score.

Their lack of imagination when facing a packed Colombian defence in last November's goalless draw was especially worrying.


Parreira was offering no clues on whether Robinho would start the match in Gioania on Sunday after fog curtailed Thursday's training session.

"I'm going to decide on the day of the game," he told reporters.

Peru, who have drawn 1-1 in their last two meetings with the world champions, will be happy to repeat the scoreline as they attempt to qualify for their first World Cup since 1982.

They are seventh in the standings with 13 points from 11 games but are only three points behind third-placed Ecuador and Parreira is wary of the attack formed by Dutch-based striker Jefferson Farfan and Bayern Munich's Claudio Pizarro.

"It's not going to be easy because they have an experienced team with good players and a dangerous counter-attack," Parreira warned.

Paolo Guerrero, Pizarro's team mate at Bayern and another hope for the future, is nursing a thigh strain and will not start, though he could be used as a substitute.

The top four teams in the group qualify directly for the finals and the fifth plays off against the Oceania region winners.

Peru, coached by Brazilian Paulo Autuori, have already said that they are not afraid of the five-times world champions.

"We're going there to win, we know Brazil are strong and I'm sure we'll play a great game," said Pizarro.

Probable teams:

Brazil - Dida; Cafu, Juan, Lucio, Roberto Carlos; Emerson, Ze Roberto, Ronaldinho, Kaka; Ronaldo, Robinho

Peru - Oscar Ibanez; Jorge Soto, Miguel Rebosio, Alberto Rodriguez, Juan Vargas; Juan Jayo, Carlos Zegarra, Nolberto Solano, Roberto Palacios; Jefferson Farfan, Claudio Pizarro

Referee: Carlos Amarilla (Paraguay)

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Venezuela ring the changes against Colombia

By Guillermo Cardenas

CARACAS, March 25 (Reuters) -

Injury-hit Venezuela have been forced to make several changes to their regular lineup for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against neighbours Colombia.

Coach Richard Paez, already without fullbacks Luis Vallenilla and Jorge Rojas and attacking midfielder Juan Arango, confirmed Friday that midfielder Ricardo Paez, his son, was also out of action with a thigh strain.

The coach also ruled out striker Ruberth Moran, the team's topscorer with five goals, because he was still not match fit after a hamstring injury.

"Moran is recovering well, but we feel he is missing some of the competitive rhythm," said Paez.

Venezuela, also missing captain Luis Vera absent through suspension, had their preparations for the match disturbed by a political row in the federation.

At one point, FIFA threatened to suspend the federaton and kick the team out of the qualifiers. The row was finally settled last week.

Venezuela, who have never qualified for a World Cup but have improved greatly under Paez's inspirational leadership, are ninth in the 10-nation South American group with 13 points, the same as sixth-placed Colombia, and only three behind third-placed Ecuador.

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One of Venezuela's best player got hurt in Spain this past weekend and Colombia has been playing better lately, quite the contrary of Venezuela which started well and now has gone down hill a bit.

I think the Cinderella story of Venezuela is ending, I am hoping that it is not.

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A tie would be marvelous ...So that is what I want !!! a 6x6 Tie !!!! :howler:

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This is the first "final" for Colombia... a defeat today will IMO let us almsot out of the possibilities to qualify for the WC06, cause then comes Argentina and won't talk about it.

I am very omptimsitic today, I think that Rueda is a brilliant guy and as he said, he has studied every movement, every goal, every player etc. from Venezuela..I hope to see some results. And, I know last game against Venezuela we lost, but Colombia had a lot of shots on target, bad luck I guess, and not the best striker. Juan Pablo Angel isn't going to play today and IMO it is the best thing that oculd've happen to us. No matter who starts as the striker (we are only playing with one forward as Rueda said) it would be a good option, cause al of them are in their best forms.

Just now, before the match starts..I feel Colombia will win.. I hope I don't have to eat my words!


p.s: hope to see lots of ties today..except form Argentina, Brasil and obviusly COLOMBIA!
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