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Brazil won its sixth consecutive victory in the South American qualifiers for the World Cup Qatar 2022, at the expense of Paraguay 2-0, continuing its flight to the top, while Argentina missed a last-gasp victory against Colombia (2-2), Tuesday in the eighth round.
This is the first time since the 1970 World Cup qualifiers, that Brazil begins the qualifiers with six consecutive victories. At that time, she won the third title in her history (out of 5) and had a golden squad that included Pele, Tostao and Rivelino…
She raised her score to 18 points, compared to 12 for Argentina and 9 for Ecuador in the unified group that includes ten teams, and four qualify directly for the next World Cup.
Neymar scored the first goal for Brazil in the fourth minute from close range, after a cross from Gabriel Jesus, to raise the French striker Paris Saint-Germain to 66 goals with Seleção, 11 goals behind King Pele.
Neymar became the best scorer in the qualifiers with Brazil, with 11 goals, equal to Zico and Romario.
Neymar also played a crucial pass for Lucas Paqueta, who scored the second goal, with a smart ground shot in the last moments (90 + 3).
Neymar had also scored and assisted in the recent victory over Ecuador with the same result.
It seems that Brazil is moving as usual towards an explicit qualification for the World Cup, knowing that it is the only one that has not missed the finals since its inception in 1930.
Although the match was held behind closed doors, coach Tite’s men managed to achieve the victory over Paraguay at home for the first time since 1985, with a score of 2-0.
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