CONMEBOL 2026 World Cup qualifying schedule, results, table: Argentina flying, Brazil in a rut

The winter World Cup that was Qatar 2022 means less time to prep for 2026 in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, so don't be surprised to see CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying back on your screens this fall, less than one year since Argentina beat France to the 2022 crown.

The gauntlet that is CONMEBOL qualifying has eased a bit with the expanded, 48-team field for the 2026 World Cup; Six teams will qualify automatically and a seventh will reach the six team inter-confederation playoff tournament.

[ MORE: How will 48-team 2026 World Cup work? ]

That expanded field means Argentina is already well on its way to a World Cup return, as Lionel Messi has been in fine form and Nicolas Otamendi scored a huge winner against Brazil to move the Albiceleste on to 15 points to start qualifying. The sixth-place team in CONMEBOL qualifying has averaged a total of around 23 points over the past six tournaments.

But Brazil is another story, taking just one point from Venezuela, Uruguay and Colombia after opening with two wins, and now losing at home to Argentina. And Neymar left the pitch on a stretcher and in tears following an injury in the loss to Darwin Nunez and Uruguay last month. That leaves the Selecao in fifth place with seven points, eight back of Argentina, after losing to Luis Diaz's inspired day for Colombia and then Argentina.

Below you'll find the table, schedule, and scores for all CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers, as South America sorts out who will compete to become the 11th winner from its confederation, joining Uruguay (1930, 1950), Brazil (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002), and Argentina (1978, 1986, 2022) as world champions.

CONMEBOL 2026 World Cup qualification — Standings/table

  1. Argentina - 15 points (+6 GD)

  2. Uruguay - 13 points (85 GD)

  3. Colombia - 12 points (+3 GD)

  4. Venezuela - 9 points (+3 GD)

  5. Ecuador - 8 points (+2 GD)*

  6. Brazil - 7 points (+3 GD)

  7. Paraguay - 5 points (-2 GD)

  8. Chile - 5 points (-4 GD)

  9. Bolivia - 3 points (-10 GD)

  10. Peru - 2 points (-7 GD)

    *Three points were deducted from Ecuador's total prior to the start of qualification for using a player whose legal passport contained false information.

CONMEBOL 2026 World Cup qualification schedule — Fixtures

All times ET

Matchday 5

Thursday, November 16
Bolivia 2-0 Peru
Venezuela 0-0 Ecuador
Colombia 2-1 Brazil — Diaz scores twice, celebrates with father (video)
Argentina 0-2 Uruguay
Chile 0-0 Paraguay

Matchday 6

Tuesday, November 21
Peru 1-1 Venezuela
Ecuador 1-0 Chile
Paraguay 0-1 Colombia
Brazil 0-1 Argentina
Uruguay 3-0 Bolivia

Matchday 7

Sept. 5, 2024
Uruguay vs Paraguay
Bolivia vs Venezuela
Brazil vs Ecuador
Peru vs Colombia
Argentina vs Chile

Matchday 8

Sept. 10, 2024
Colombia vs Argentina
Ecuador vs Peru
Paraguay vs Brazil
Venezuela vs Uruguay
Chile vs Bolivia

Matchday 9

Oct. 10, 2024
Bolivia vs Colombia
Ecuador vs Paraguay
Venezuela vs Argentina
Peru vs Uruguay
Chile vs Brazil

Matchday 10

Oct. 15, 2024
Paraguay vs Venezuela
Argentina vs Bolivia
Colombia vs Chile
Uruguay vs Ecuador
Brazil vs Peru

Matchday 11

Nov. 14, 2024

Uruguay vs Colombia
Venezuela vs Brazil
Peru vs Chile
Ecuador vs Bolivia
Paraguay vs Argentina

Matchday 12

Nov. 19, 2024

Colombia vs Ecuador
Brazil vs Uruguay
Argentina vs Peru
Chile vs Venezuela
Bolivia vs Paraguay

Matchday 13

March 20, 2025

Paraguay vs Chile
Brazil vs Colombia
Peru vs Bolivia
Uruguay vs Argentina
Ecuador vs Venezuela

Matchday 14

March 25, 2025

Chile vs Ecuador
Venezuela vs Peru
Bolivia vs Uruguay
Colombia vs Paraguay
Argentina vs Brazil

Matchday 15

June 4, 2025

Colombia vs Peru
Paraguay vs Uruguay
Ecuador vs Brazil
Venezuela vs Bolivia
Chile vs Argentina

Matchday 16

June 9, 2025

Brazil vs Paraguay
Uruguay vs Venezuela
Peru vs Ecuador
Argentina vs Colombia
Bolivia vs Chile

Matchday 17

Sept. 9, 2025

Paraguay vs Ecuador
Argentina vs Venezuela
Uruguay vs Peru
Colombia vs Bolivia
Brazil vs Chile

Matchday 18

Sept. 14, 2025

Ecuador vs Argentina
Chile vs Uruguay
Bolivia vs Brazil
Venezuela vs Colombia
Peru vs Paraguay

CONMEBOL 2026 World Cup qualification schedule — Results

Matchday 1

Thursday, September 7
Paraguay 0-0 Peru
Colombia 1-0 Venezuela
Argentina 1-0 Ecuador - Recap, video highlights

Friday, September 8
Uruguay 3-1 Chile
Brazil 5-1 Bolivia - Recap, video highlights

Matchday 2

Tuesday, September 12
Bolivia 0-3 Argentina
Ecuador 2-1 Uruguay
Venezuela 1-0 Paraguay
Chile 0-0 Colombia
Peru 0-1 Brazil

Matchday 3

Thursday, October 12
Bolivia 1-2 Ecuador
Colombia 2-2 Uruguay
Chile 2-0 Peru
Argentina 1-0 Paraguay
Brazil 1-1 Venezuela

Matchday 4

Tuesday, October 17
Venezuela 3-0 Chile
Paraguay 1-0 Bolivia
Ecuador 0-0 Colombia
Uruguay 2-0 Brazil
Peru 0-2 Argentina — Recap, highlights