Ecuador stay in hunt

Ecuador stayed in the hunt for a third successive World Cup appearance by winning 2-1 against Peru on Sunday.

Carlos Tenorio headed the second-half winner after teenager Jefferson Montero had put the visitors ahead.

Fiorentina's Juan Vargas briefly brought Peru back into the match by scoring from a free kick in between.

Ecuador, who host Argentina on Wednesday, moved up to sixth place in the 10-team group, level on 17 points with fifth-placed Uruguay and one ahead of Venezuela.  

Results:
South America: Peru: 1 (Juan Vargas 52nd) lt to Ecuador: 2 (Jefferson Montero 38th, Carlos Tenorio 59th).

Africa: Algeria: 3 (Karim Matmour 60th, Abdelkader Ghezzal 64th, Rafik Djebbour (77th) bt Egypt: 1 (Moh Aboutriki 87th). Mali: 0 lt to Ghana: 2 (Kwadwo Asamoah 67th, Matthew Amoah 79th).  Nigeria: 3 (Ikechukwu Uche 2nd, Victor Obinna 73rd Pen, 77th) bt Kenya: 0.  Guinea: 1 (Sambegou Bangoura 65th) lt to Ivory Coast 2 (Bakary Kone 45th, Romaric 72nd). Benin: 1 (Razak Omotoyossi 19th bt Sudan: 0.  Cameroon: 0 drew Morocco: 0.

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