Chile are facing an uphill task in the South American section of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers after they made a poor start. The Chileans are a bit far from the qualification picture. The South American section is unique and different from the qualification format obtainable in the other sections of the qualifiers. The ten teams in the South American continent are grouped together for every edition of the World Cup qualifiers. Chile are one of the ten teams in the South American part of the qualifiers.
The ten teams would play each other on a home and an away basis meaning that each team will play 18 games throughout the qualifiers. The teams have already played four games each meaning that there are 14 matches left to play from now till the end of the qualifiers.
Matchday one and two games were played in October, while the November international break played host to matchday three and four games. At the end of the first four games, Chile amassed four points and are in sixth place on the standings. The first four teams will qualify for Qatar automatically, while the fifth placed team will advance to the inter-confederation playoffs. As things stand, Chile are two points off Uruguay in fifth place which guarantees a spot for the inter-confederation playoffs. The Chileans are also two points off Paraguay who are in the last automatic spot for qualification. Ecuador are the surprise team in the first few games of the South American qualifiers and they are three points better than Uruguay and Paraguay in third position. The Ecuadorians have nine points from four matches.
Five-time world champions Brazil are the top team in the qualifiers after recording 12 points from four games, while Argentina are in second place on the log with ten points from four matches.