FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (CONMEBOL): Here are the records broken

Rajdeep Saha
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (CONMEBOL): Here are the records broken
FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (CONMEBOL): Here are the records broken

14 Nov 2020: FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (CONMEBOL): Here are the records broken

Matchday three of the South American FIFA World Cup Qualifiers saw heavyweights Brazil overcome Venezuela 1-0 to maintain their 100% start to the campaign.

The likes of Ecuador, Chile and Uruguay also enjoyed wins to gain crucial points,

However, Argentina and Paraguay played out a 1-1 draw.

Here we present the records that were scripted in matchday three.

Brazil: Brazil dominate the proceedings against Venezuela, Silva wins 92nd cap

Brazil overcame Venezuela thanks to a Roberto Firmino goal, which saw them remain as the only team in South America with a perfect record after three matches.

Thiago Silva played his 92nd international for Brazil, taking him level with Kaka as the country's joint-13th most-capped player.

Brazil have now won 16, besides drawing just one of their 17 World Cup Qualifiers with Venezuela.

Chile: Chile overcome Peru 2-0, extend their run

Chile enjoyed a stunning 2-0 win over Peru, with Arturo Vidal scoring a brace.

The veteran mid-fielder now has 31 career international goals.

Chile have won five of their last six FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Peru.

In another unique feat, goal-keeper Claudio Bravo became the first player in Chile's history to play in 50 World Cup Qualifiers.

Uruguay: Suarez overcomes Ronaldo in terms of international goals

Uruguay dished out a complete show to overcome Colombia 3-0 away from home.

Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez were both on the scoresheet.

Suarez who has raced to 63 goals. went outright fourth on South America's all-time leading goal-scorers, overcoming Ronaldo (62 goals).

The Atletico Madrid forward became the first South American in history to score 25 goals in World Cup qualifying.

Duo: Argentina and Paraguay still unbeaten so far

Both Argentina and Paraguay are unbeaten so far after three games in the qualifying campaign.

Lionel Messi-led Argentina conceded a first half penalty but recovered to secure a 1-1 draw against Paraguay.

Angel Romero scored his third goal in three games when he coolly rolled home a penalty.

Meanwhile, Nicolas Gonzalez equalized for Argentina four minutes before half time.

Fact: A look at the standings