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After the euphoria that surrounded the defeat of Argentina in July, Brazil were brought sharply down to earth when they suffered a 3 - 0 defeat in Chile that left them in 4th place in the CONMEBOL Confederation Table.

Although they remain four points ahead of the rest, Argentina also suffered a setback when they were held to a draw at home to Paraguay. Colombia's single goal win at home to Uruguay put them in second place, whilst a two goals to nil win at home to Bolivia moved Ecuador to within one point of a top five place.

In the final match in this confederation, Peru won by a single goal against Venezuela who remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the table.

There were plenty of goals in the CONCACAF Confederation Semi-Final group matches with the United States finally hitting form when beating Barbados by seven goals to nil. This win moved the USA up into second in Group E spot behind Costa Rica who recorded their second win at home to Guatemala.

In Group C Trinidad & Tobago maintained their 100% record scoring six goals at home to Panama, while Mexico maintained second spot with a 2 - 0 home win over Canada. Trinidad & Tobago now only need two points from three matches to qualify for the final Group matches whilst Canada and Panama have a hard task ahead of them if they want to qualify.

In Group D Jamaica's single goal win over El Salvador keeps them top of the table with maximum points. Honduras moved into second spot with a convincing 6 - 0 win over St. Vincent & Grenadines who can take a great deal of pride in reaching this stage of the competition but look like going no further.

The European Confederation qualifying matches got under way with Estonia beating Andorra 2 - 0 in Group 2.

September's qualifying matches all take place over the first weekend of the month with five South American matches, six CONCACAF matches and twenty three European matches.