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Uruguay's Giorgian De Arrascaeta celebrates scoring the opening goal against Peru during a qualifying soccer match for the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 in Montevideo, Uruguay, Thursday, March 24, 2022. Image Credit: AP

Montevideo: Giorgian de Arrascaeta sent Uruguay to the World Cup with the only goal of the game against Peru on Thursday, a result that also booked Ecuador’s ticket to Qatar, with a helping hand from Brazil.

Ecuador slumped to a 3-1 defeat in Paraguay but still qualified for a World Cup for the just the fourth time — all this century — thanks to Uruguay’s victory and already-qualified Brazil’s 4-0 win over Chile.