11 Oct 2009

South American football wrap-up

2:12 pm on 11 October 2009

Mexico defeated El Salvador 4-1 to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, becoming the first football team from the North American (CONCACAF) region to book a spot.

Chile clinched a berth in the 2010 World Cup at South Africa with a 4-2 victory over Colombia.

Argentina edged Peru 2-1 to sustain their hopes of qualifying for the 2010 football World Cup.

Diego Maradona's side finishes qualifying this week at Uruguay needing a South American qualifying victory desperately to book a spot in South Africa next year.