The Chilean team will be played all or nothing this Thursday when it faces Venezuela at the San Carlos de Apoquindo stadium at 9:00 p.m., a match valid for Date 12 of the Qualifiers towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
The 2-0 victory against Paraguay was a bucket full of hope for Martín Lasarte and for an entire country that still has not lost hope of seeing the Golden Generation giving their last show in a World Cup.
That is why winning or winning is La Roja’s watchword against Vinotinto and, if they get a win, the calculator may be a little more favorable with some results and leave Chile sixth and three points from Qatar 2022.
What has to happen for Chile to be eligible for this combination of favorable results? First that La Roja wins, if so, Martín Lasarte’s team will reach 13 units.
The second is for Paraguay to suffer a defeat against Bolivia in La Paz (5:00 p.m.). After Peru also fell against Argentina at the Monumental de Núñez (9 pm). These results leave the Guarani and Peruvians stagnant with 12 and 11 points respectively.
The most important game is at 18:00. Colombia will face Ecuador in search of a victory that allows it to enter a direct zone for the World Cup, a result that also leaves the Ecuadorians with 16 units. Why is this triumph appropriate? Because Chile has yet to receive Ecuador on national soil, so it can narrow the gaps in the future.
Finally, Brazil can be classified definitively if they win against Uruguay. If that happens, the Charruas also have 16 units. The victory against Venezuela is vital.