In the last match for the South American World Cup Qualifiers, Brazil won Chile in Santiago. Brazil, playing away – the match was in the Nacional Stadium -, won by 3-0 (Luis Fabiano 21’, Robinho 44’, Luis Fabiano 87’). The first goal was in a freekick, the second in a counter-atack, and the third in a crossed ball into the area. Brazil had a penalty kick in the first half, when the game was 1-0, but Ronaldinho Gaucho lost it.
Brazil holds the second position in the South American World Cup Qualifiers. The team has 12 points in 7 matches, 3 wins, 3 draws and 1 lost. Brazil scored 11 goals and allowed 4.
This will be the first match at the Olimpico João Havelange stadium, also known as Engenhão, at Rio de Janeiro. The stadium was inaugureted in 2007, for the PanAmerican games. A few players of Brazil started their carrers in teams of Rio de Janeiro. The left winger Juan Maldonado plays for Flamengo, the defender Juan and the goalkeeper Julio Cesar used to play for Flamengo, so they are at home when playing in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazilian matches in the South American World Cup Qualifiers: Colombia 0-0 Brazil; Brazil 5-0 Ecuador; Peru 1-1 Brazil; Brazil 2-1 Uruguay; Paraguay 2-0 Brazil; Brazil 0-0 Argentina; Chile 0-3 Brazil.
Brazil played against Bolívia 24 times, has 18 wins, 4 loss and 2 draws. Brazil scored 83 goals and allowed 23.
Brazil participations in FIFA World Cups: 18 (1930, 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006).
Brazil is the only team that participated of all the FIFA World Cups and it´s the team with more World Cup titles (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002).
The brazilian top scorers in the South American World Cup Qualifiers are Luis Fabiano, with 4 goals, Kaká, with 3, Elano, Ronaldinho, Vagner Love and Robinho with 1 each. Brazil scored 3 goals in the last match, against Chile.
The goalkeeper Julio Cesar and the deffensive midfielder Gilberto Silva are the players that spend more time in the field in this Qualifiers (630 minutes each one).
The last match (july 5th, 2004) between Brazil and Bolívia in Brazil was 3-1 (Ronaldo, 1’, Ronaldinho, 12’, Adriano, 44’, Luis Cristaldo, 48’), for the FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL Qualifiers. The match occuried in Morumbi Stadium, São Paulo.
Brazil played four friendly matches this year: 1-0 (Robinho) against Ireland; 1-0 (Pato) against Sweden; 3-2 (Diego, Luis Fabiano, Robinho) against Canada and 0-2 against Venezuela.
The brazilian player that scored more times against Bolívia is the offensive midfielder Zico, with 8 goals. In the Engenão stadium, Brazil never played against Bolívia, but in the city of Rio de Janeiro, playing in Maracanã, Zico and the striker Romário scored 3 goals each.
Dunga, before becomming a coach, was a deffensive midfielder. As a player, Dunga played for 9 different teams and won a FIFA World Cup for Brazil (1994 – USA). Dunga played, as a player, 2 times against Bolívia: 6-0 to Brazil in 1993, for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers; 3-1 to Brazil in 1997, for the American Cup.
In the last match for the South American World Cup Qualifiers, Bolívia lost to Ecuador playing away, in the Olímpico Atahualpa stadium. The match ended 1-3 (Felipe Caicedo 20’, Joaquin Botero 39’, Edison Méndez 50’, Cristian Benítez 72’). The bolivian goal was scored in a great crossed ball into the area, that Joaquin Botero shooted beautifully to the goal.
Bolívia holds the tenth and last position in the South American World Cup Qualifiers. The team has 4 points in 7 matches, 1 win, 1 draws and 5 losts. Bolívia scored 8 goals and allowed 20.
The last match in the city of Rio de Janeiro between Brazil and Bolívia occuried in Maracanã stadium and it was 0-5 to Brazil. The forward Romário scored 3 goals, Rivaldo and Marques scored the other 2 goals.
Bolivian matches in the South American World Cup Qualifiers: Uruguay 5-0 Bolívia; Bolívia 0-0 Colombia; Argentina 3-0 Bolívia; Venezuela 5-3 Bolívia; Bolívia 0-2 Chile; Bolívia 4-2 Paraguay; Ecuador 3-1 Bolívia.
For the South American World Cup Qualifiers, Bolívia played 11 times against Brazil. Bolívia won 2 matches, tied other 2 and lost 7. Bolívia scored 10 goals and allowed 32. For the FIFA World Cup, Bolívia played against Brazil one time (1930) and lost by 0-4.
Bolívia appearances in FIFA World Cups: 3 (1930 - Uruguay, 1950 - Brazil and 1994 - USA).
Bolívia is the 71st in the FIFA Ranking, with 443 points, 1075 points less than Brazil, that is the second.
The left winger Jesús Goméz received 2 yellow cards last match, against Ecuador, and got a red card in the 18’ of the first half. The player is suspended and will not play against Brazil. The coach of Bolívia, Erwin Sanchez, has problems to find a substitute.
The bolivian top scorers in the South American World Cup Qualifiers are the forward Joaquín Botero, with 3 goals, and other forward, Marcelo Moreno, also with 3 goals.Other two players scored 1 goal each: Arce and Ronald García. In the last match, against Ecuador, Botero scored the only bolivian goal.
The bolivian player that spend more time (630 minutes) in the field is Ronald Raldes, that played all the 7 matches that Bolívia played in the Qualifiers. Three bolivian players received red cards: Jesus Gomez, Leonel Reyes, Ronald Garcia.
The last match (october 9th, 2005) between Brazil and Bolívia was 1-1 (Juninho Pernambucano, 24’, Castillo, 50’), for the FIFA World Cup CONMEBOL Qualifiers. The match occuried in Hernando Siles Suazo, La Paz, Bolívia.
Bolívia played four friendly matches this year: 2-1 against Peru; 1-0 against Venezuela; 0-3 against Guatemala and 1-0 against Panama.
Victor Agustin Ugarte, a forward that played in the 40´s to the 60’s, scored 4 goals against Brazil. Carlos Aragonés, a offensive midfielder, also scored 4 goals against Brazil. He played in the 70’s and 80’s.
The coach of the bolivian national team is Erwin Sanchez, an ex-player that used to play as midfielder. Erwin played for 6 teams and played for the Bolivian National Team (1990-2006) before becomming a coach. Erwin Sanchez, as a player, scored 2 goals against Brazil for Bolivia (one in 1991 – 1-2 to Brazil - and other in 1997 – 1-3 to Brazil).