Brazil Qualify For Qatar 2022 World Cup With Colombia Win

Brazil Qualify For Qatar 2022 World Cup With Colombia Win
Brazilian players celebrating their win yesterday
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Lucas Paqueta’s instinctive strike was all Brazil needed to clinch a 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Colombia on Thursday to book their place at Qatar 2022.

The five-time world champions join the hosts and Europeans Germany and Denmark as early qualifiers for next year’s finals.

The South American Giants won 11 of 12 the matches they played in the qualifiers with their only blemish coming in a goalless draw in Colombia last month. The win means the Samba boys have now qualified with six games to spare.

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‘This is the fruit of the work we’ve been building for some time,” said the match-winner.

‘Now I have to keep working hard to find my space’ in the World Cup squad, he added. Brazil were made to graft as Colombia had the better of the first half, but an attacking tactical switch from coach Tite at half-time paid dividends as the Selecao dominated after the break.

Colombia’s defeat saw them drop out of the four automatic qualifying positions in the single South American group as Chile overtook them after a third successive win, 1-0 away to Paraguay.

Africa Daily News, New York reports that the five-time world champions join the hosts and Europeans Germany and Denmark as early qualifiers for next year’s finals.

They have produced a near-perfect qualifying campaign, winning 11 of 12 matches — their only blemish a goalless draw in Colombia last month — to qualify with six games to spare.

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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