Peru qualified for the World Cup play-offs after Brazil beat Bolivia 4-0 to set a new South American World Cup qualification point record.
Peru will play either Australia or the United Arab Emirates in June following a 2-0 victory against Paraguay, which eliminated Colombia and Chile from contention for the tournament.
Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador, and Uruguay had already qualified for the event in Qatar, which will take place in November.
Colombia finished sixth, one point behind the leaders, after defeating Venezuela 1-0.
Peru and Colombia both dropped points, therefore Chile needed to win and hope that Peru and Colombia both dropped points in order to stand a chance of qualifying – but they were defeated 2-0 by Uruguay, with to goals from Atletico Madrid’s Luis Suarez and Real Madrid’s Federico Valverde.
Peru is attempting to make it to their second consecutive World Cup after defeating New Zealand 2-0 over two legs to qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia.
After finishing third in their respective Asian qualifying groups, they will face either Australia or the United Arab Emirates in the intercontinental play-off.
Earlier in the day, Australia fell 1-0 to Group B champions Saudi Arabia, while the United Arab Emirates denied South Korea the top spot in Group A with a 1-0 win that clinched their place in the play-offs ahead of Iraq. Australia had already secured a place in the play-offs.
Brazil, who have one rescheduled encounter against Argentina still to play, have 45 points from 14 victories and three draws – two more than Marcelo Bielsa’s Argentina managed in the same season in 2002.
Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta opened the scoring for Tite’s side, with Richarlison scoring twice for Everton and Newcastle United’s January transfer Bruno Guimaraes also netting for the visitors.
Although Brazil was without suspended Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar, it was the third consecutive 4-0 victory for the national team.
While this was happening, Argentina’s unbeaten streak reached 31 games with a 1-1 draw away to Ecuador, who qualified for the World Cup in the fourth position as a result of Uruguay’s triumph.