TENAFLY, N.J. – After each team took seven of nine points during October’s triple matchday, Brazil and Argentina are making plans to play in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

While the two top national teams in South America are cruising, the race for the other two automatic qualifiers, plus a spot in an intercontinental playoff, remain up for grabs.

The South American World Cup qualifying marathon is set to continue in the November international window with 10 games scheduled to be played over six days. These matches are available via Integrated Sports Media.

Integrated Sports will offer matches on cable and satellite pay-per-view and to commercial establishments across the U.S. The games, which cost $29.95 each, are available on cable TV via iN Demand along with satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH.

Eight of the 10 nations involved in qualifying for the World Cup have played 12 matches (the Brazil-Argentina match on Sept. 5 was abandoned) because games have been postponed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged parts of the South American continent. The round-robin qualifying tournament calls on each nation to play home and away against nine opponents for a total of 18 matches.

Because of the delays and postponements, qualifying in South America will spill over into March 2022. The World Cup will run from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18, 2022.

After the two teams at the top (Brazil on 31 points, Argentina on 25), there is a logjam from third place (Ecuador 17) and a tie for fourth place (Colombia and Uruguay each with 16). That by no means rules out late runs from Chile (13), Bolivia and Paraguay (12 each) and even Perú (11).

If the triple matchday in October was any indication, home teams have a distinct advantage — Brazil was the only team to grab a win away from home, rallying to defeat Venezuela, 3-1, after trailing for more than 70 minutes. Brazil later dropped its first points in a 0-0 draw at Colombia before an emphatic 4-1 thrashing of Uruguay. Argentina sputtered to a 0-0 tie at Paraguay before Lionel Messi scored his South American record 80th international goal in a 3-0 win over Uruguay.

The table below the top two is congested, with two automatic qualifying spots and the playoff berth in play. Ecuador took six of nine points while stumbling at Venezuela but could enhance its position in the return match against La Vinotinto before traveling to Chile. In October, Colombia didn’t win a game, but it also didn’t lose a game, playing to a trifecta of 0-0 draws to hold onto the fourth and final automatic berth. Uruguay hangs on precariously to the playoff berth after only squeezing one point from its last three games – a home draw against Colombia, followed by losses to Brazil and Argentina.

The Pay-Per-View schedule for Rounds 13 and 14 follows (Home teams listed first; all times Eastern):

Thursday, Nov. 11

Ecuador v. Venezuela, 3 p.m.
Paraguay v. Chile, 4 p.m.
Brazil v. Colombia, 7:30 p.m.
Perú v. Bolivia, 9 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 12

Uruguay v. Argentina, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Bolivia v. Uruguay, 3 p.m.
Venezuela v. Perú, 6 p.m.
Colombia v. Paraguay, 6 p.m.
Argentina v. Brazil, 6:30 p.m.
Chile v. Ecuador, 7 p.m.