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What to watch for in CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying matches on November 13th

CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers are in action this weekend as Match Day 3 continues with three more games on Friday. We break down all three matches and how to watch via live online stream.

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The action continues in CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying as 3 more games round out Match Day 3 on Friday, November 13th. It’s still very early in the competition, but teams will be fighting to get near the top of the table early on to get a jump on the competition. The top 4 teams will advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Finals in Qatar, while the 5th-place team will participate in an inter-continental playoff round in the summer of 2022.

Colombia v. Uruguay

Friday, November 13th, 3:30PM ET
Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez, Barranquilla
Stream live on Fanatiz

Colombia welcomes Luis Suarez and company to Barranquilla as they fight to stay near the top of the table, currently sitting in 3rd place. Uruguay is off to a surprisingly rocky start — after their 2-1 win over Chile, Ecuador took them to task with a comprehensive 4-2 victory in Match Day 2. Despite the return of attacking powerhouse Edinson Cavani, he was rendered essentially useless as Uruguay’s only goals came from 2 spot kicks from Suarez. Colombia got started with a bang as they took down Venezuela with a 3-0 win to open the qualifying campaign, but they followed it up with a 2-2 draw against Chile as Radamel Falcao grabbed a late equalizer, keeping Chile from earning the full 3 points. Uruguay will have some ground to cover as they sit in 6th place early on in the competition. They’ve been the more dominant team between the two sides, boasting 4 wins and 2 draws in their last 8 outings against Colombia. In fact, Colombia’s last victory over Uruguay was in the 2014 FIFA World Cup when James Rodriguez lifted his side to a 2-0 win.

Chile v. Peru

Friday, November 13th, 6:00PM ET
Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos, Santiago
Stream live on Fanatiz

Both Chile and Peru will be looking to grab their first win of the qualifying round when they meet in Santiago for Match Day 3. 8th-place Peru started off their campaign with a 2-2 draw with Paraguay thanks to a brace from Andre Carrillo, whose 85th-minute equalizer secured a point for the Peruvians. They followed that up with a 4-2 loss to Brazil when both Carlos Zambrano and Carlos Caceda were sent off with red cards, and will miss this weekend’s match-up against Chile. The Chileans are in a similar boat points-wise, as they sit in 7th place after opening with a 2-1 loss to Uruguay followed up by a 2-2 draw against Colombia. Chile will see the return of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo after he was ruled out for Match Day 1 and 2 with a knee injury, and will be expected to start. On the other side, Peru will have to make do without Jefferson Farfan who is expected to be sidelined until next year with a knee injury. The winner of this match could potentially see themselves jump as high as 3rd place, though it’s highly unlikely with goal differential and the results of other matches around the table.

Brazil v. Venezuela

Friday, November 13th, 7:30PM ET
Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo, Sao Paulo
Stream live on Fanatiz

Rounding out the day’s slate of matches is the headliner with 1st-place Brazil welcoming 9th-place Venezuela in a match that, on paper, should easily go to the Brazilians. Neymar and company are off to a flying start with a 5-0 win over Bolivia and a 4-2 win over Peru in their first two outings of the qualifying stage, and should expect nothing different this weekend against Venezuela. Neymar and Roberto Firmino lead the pack in goals scored so far, as Firmino scored a brace in the opening match against Bolivia while Neymar bagged a hat-trick in the very next game against Peru. Venezuela finds themselves in the complete opposite situation as not only are they still searching for their first points of the campaign, but their first goal as well. They’ve been outscored 4-0 by their opponents through the first two qualifying games, falling 3-0 to Colombia followed by a 1-0 loss to Paraguay. Brazil are obviously the heavy favorites here with a stacked roster including the aforementioned Neymar and Firmino, but also stars like Richarlison, David Luiz, Casemiro, and Thiago Silva. In 26 games against Venezuela dating all the way back to 1959, Brazil has come out on top 21 times with 3 draws and 2 losses, their last loss to Venezuela coming in June of 2008 during an international friendly. Expect Brazil to easily win this game and stay atop of the group after Match Day 3.