Long muzzled by Colombia, Brazil could count on a goal from Lucas Paqueta wonderfully served by Neymar to win 1-0 against Colombia and validate its qualification for the World Cup in Qatar.
La Seleçao will be at the rendezvous of the 2022 World Cup. The only country to have participated in all editions of the World Cup, Brazil has indeed validated its ticket for Qatar thanks to a new victory against Colombia on the night of Thursday to Friday. With their eleven victories (and one draw) in 12 days, Tite’s men are mathematically guaranteed to finish among the top five teams in the South America zone with six days remaining.
Against Colombia, Brazil nevertheless had to settle for minimum service with a 1-0 success marked with the seal of Ligue 1. After nearly an hour to stumble on the tight defense of Cafeteros, the Seleçao has indeed found the fault thanks to the tandem Neymar–Lucas Paqueta. Served near the surface, the Parisian playmaker slipped a subtle pass in first intention to his friend from Lyon, the latter finishing the job with a low shot in the small net.
In the other meetings on the program, Ecuador was also satisfied with the minimum against Venezuela (1-0), nonetheless consolidating its third place, while Chile did the same in Paraguay (1-0) , La Roja, now fourth, confirming its recovery with this third consecutive victory. Finally Peru has crushed Bolivia 3-0 and remains on the lookout.