World Cup qualifier: Bolivia defeat Uruguay 4-1

La Paz (Bolivia), Oct 17: Bolivia defeated Uruguay 4-1 at the Hernando Siles Stadium here in the South American qualification series for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Xabier Azkargorta’s team had a better performance than the previous 1-1 draw with Peru four days ago, which lowered its possibilities to qualify for the World Cup, reports Xinhua.

Playing with a very solid defence and better order in the middle sector, Bolivia scored through forward Carlos Saucedo in the 5th, 50th and 55th, and by Gualberto Mojica in the 27th minute.

Uruguayan star Luis Suarez scored in the 80th minute.

This is Uruguay’s third consecutive defeat in away matches, who now have 12 points and are ready to try their chance of directly qualifying for Brazil 2014.

Bolivia achieved eight points after the win and will visit Colombia next in March 2013, when Uruguay host Paraguay.

IANS