By David Salazar (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Sep 11, 2012 10:24 AM EDT

Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring their third goal against Paraguay in a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Cordoba September 7, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci )

Peru's Claudio Pizarro (2nd L) and others walk during a training session in Lima September 8, 2012. Peru will play their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Argentina in Lima on September 11. (Photo : REUTERS/Mariana Bazo(PERU - Tags: SPORT SOCCER))

The CONMEBOL enters Day 8 of World Cup Qualifications after an eventful round on Friday. Colombia destroyed Urugay 4-0 to vault into the top 5. Argentina's win over Paraguay put them at the top of the table while Venezuela's loss put them out of the top 5. Ecuador's win over Bolivia solidified their qualification status. Here are the standings entering Tuesday's matches.

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Team

Pld

Wins

Draws

Losses

Goals For

Goals Against

Goal Differential

Pts

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1a/Flag_of_Argentina.svg/22px-Flag_of_Argentina.svg.png Argentina

6

4

1

1

14

5

+9

13

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/78/Flag_of_Chile.svg/22px-Flag_of_Chile.svg.png Chile

6

4

0

2

11

10

+1

12

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e8/Flag_of_Ecuador.svg/22px-Flag_of_Ecuador.svg.png Ecuador

6

4

0

2

7

6

+1

12

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fe/Flag_of_Uruguay.svg/22px-Flag_of_Uruguay.svg.png Uruguay

6

3

2

1

14

10

+4

11

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Flag_of_Colombia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Colombia.svg.png Colombia

6

3

1

2

9

5

+4

10

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/06/Flag_of_Venezuela.svg/22px-Flag_of_Venezuela.svg.png Venezuela

7

2

2

3

5

8

-3

8

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/Flag_of_Peru.svg/22px-Flag_of_Peru.svg.png Peru

6

2

0

4

8

12

-4

6

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/48/Flag_of_Bolivia.svg/22px-Flag_of_Bolivia.svg.png Bolivia

7

1

1

5

7

12

-5

4

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/Flag_of_Paraguay.svg/22px-Flag_of_Paraguay.svg.png Paraguay

6

1

1

4

5

12

-7

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Argentina Vs. Peru 9:25 PM

The Argentines continue to prove themselves the cream of the CONMEBOL after their 3-1 win over Paraguay catapulted them to the top of the table. The team has scored the most goals in the tournament and allowed the fewest thus far. The lone wrinkle in their tournament was a shocking 1-0 loss to Venezuela.Star strikers Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain have each scored four goals in qualifying and Argentina has not shown any real weakness of late.

Peru has been dreadful in qualifying, though their win over Venezuela put them out of the cellar and into seventh place. They have been poor defensively and their offense has een nothing to write home about. This should be easy for Argentina, though surprises are bound to happen once in a while.

Prediction: Argentina wins 4-0. Higuain and Messi score.

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