Friday 17 March 2017, 01:44

Paraguay, Chile and Brazil win passage to India

Paraguay, Chile and Brazil have secured three of the four CONMEBOL tickets on offer to the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 with a match to spare at the South American U-17 Championship in Chile.

Paraguay were the first to seal passage after they beat Venezuela 3-1 on Thursday’s fourth day of the hexagonal final-stage of competition.

The hosts then earned qualification in the second match of the evening with a 1-0 victory over Ecuador thanks to Gaston Zuniga’s first-half strike.

Brazil, meanwhile, closed the day with a 3-0 over Colombia, having already advanced to India after Chile’s win saw La Verde-Amarela attain an unassailable position.

Brazil’s win leaves them on top with ten points, but the major interest on Sunday’s final matchday will focus on Colombia who just need a point to hold off Ecuador and Venezuela.