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Peru wins at Colombia 1-0 in key step for World Cup spot

AP Sports Writer

SAO PAULO (AP) — Edison Flores scored in the 85th minute, and Peru beat Colombia 1-0 for a key road win in its bid for a second consecutive World Cup appearance.

Flores lifted his country to a third consecutive victory in South American qualifiers. He beat David Ospina with a shot between the Colombian goalkeeper and the right post.

South America has four direct World Cup spots, and the fifth-place team will play an international playoff against an Asian rival for a berth.

Brazil and Argentina have already qualified.

Ecuador has 24 points, four ahead of Peru.

Teams have three more rounds to play.

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