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Brazil ease to win, Argentina toil in World Cup qualifier

BRAZIL overwhelmed Uruguay 4-0 while Argentina had to toil in South American World Cup qualifying round yesterday.

Five-time World Cup champions Brazil rolled over Uruguay on goals by Daniel Alves, Juan, Luis Fabiano and Kaka, the first win for Brazil in 33 years in a qualifying game in Uruguay's capital Montevideo.

Argentina scraped to a 1-0 victory in Buenos Aries against Colombia, winning on Daniel Diaz's goal in the 56th. The win somehow eased some pressure from coach Diego Maradona after his side's humiliating 6-1 loss in April at Bolivia.

Elsewhere, Chile carved out a 2-0 away win over Paraguay 2-0 and Venezuela, the only one of South

America's 10 teams that's never reached the World Cup final, won 1-0 at Bolivia. Last-place Peru plays at home today against Ecuador.

Brazil and Paraguay each have 24 points followed by Chile on 23. Argentina are in fourth with 22.

The top four finishers in the group directly qualify for next year's World Cup finals in South Africa and the fifth-placed team face a playoff with the fourth-placed team from the North and Central America and Caribbean region.


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