|Top scorer Luis Suárez|
Goals scored 206
Matches played 74
|Dates 7 October 2011– 15 October 2013|
Similar 2018 FIFA World Cup qualificati, 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2011 Copa América, 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2015 Copa América
The South American Zone of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification saw nine teams competing for 4 or 5 berths in the finals. Brazil automatically qualified for the World Cup as the host nation so were not involved in CONMEBOL qualifying. Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay advanced to the World Cup.
The format for CONMEBOL's 2014 World Cup qualifying tournament was identical to the previous four editions. All CONMEBOL national teams played against each other twice on a home-and-away basis in a single group for 4 or 5 allotted berths. The top four teams automatically qualified for the finals. The fifth-placed team competed in the intercontinental play-offs against the fifth-placed team from the AFC's World Cup qualifying tournament. The order of matches was identical to that of the 2002, 2006 and 2010 tournaments. As Brazil qualified automatically as hosts, each team had a bye on the date they would normally have been scheduled to play Brazil.
The matches were played from 7 October 2011 to 15 October 2013.
While the top four teams in CONMEBOL qualification tournament qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, the fifth-placed team, Uruguay, played against the fifth-placed team from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Jordan, in a home-and-away play-off. The winner of this play-off, Uruguay, qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.
The first leg was played on 13 November 2013 in Jordan, and the second leg was played on 20 November 2013.
There were 206 goals scored in 74 games, for an average of 2.78 goals per game.