The Argentine National Team led by Marcelo Bielsa added five consecutive victories at the start of the South American Qualifiers for him Korea-Japan World Cup 2002 and it constitutes a record that Argentina could precisely reach this Thursday when it receives Uruguay, coincidentally now led by the Rosario coach,
Those five games in a row won by Argentina on the way to that first World Cup played in Asia were the following:
1st. date: 03-29-2000: Argentina 4 – Chile 1 (in River).
2nd. date: 04-26-2000: Venezuela 0 – Argentina 4 (in Maracaibo).
3rd. date: 06-04-2000: Argentina 1 – Bolivia 0 (in River).
4th. date: 06-29-2000: Colombia 1 – Argentina 3 (in Bogotá).
5th. date: 07-19-2000: Argentina 2 – Ecuador 0 (in River).
The series and undefeated ended on July 26, 2000 at the Morumbí stadium in San Pablo, where the Argentine National Team fell 3 to 1 against Brazil, for the sixth round of the Qualifiers.
The Brazilians had precisely been surpassed by Argentina in that series, which had them as the owners of the record with the first four games in a row won, until that team of “Loco” Bielsa appeared.
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