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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, September 5th, the current top two teams in South American World Cup qualifying went head-to-head as Brazil traveled to Barranquilla to face off against Colombia. A second-period goal from Radamel Falcao denied the Seleção its tenth consecutive qualifying win and salvaged a crucial 1-1 draw for Colombia.

Though both teams sit atop the South American (CONMEBOL) group, they entered last night's game with completely different stakes. Brazil has already clinched the top Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?