Brazil Qualifies For World Cup After Colombia Win, Joins Germany, Denmark
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By Vitus Michael
South African giants, Brazil on Friday became the first nation in the continent to qualify for the 202w World Cup in Qatar after they defeated Colombia 1-0 to pick the needed points, www.bestchoocesports.com.ng can report.
24-year old Lucas Paqueta scored the only goal in the 72nd minute at Neo Quimica Arena in Sao Paulo to ensure that the five-time World Cup winners maintained their position as the only nation that have played in all editions of the World Cup.
The Lyon midfielder, 24, finished off a move involving Paris St-Germain pair Marquinhos and Neymar on 72 minutes.
With six more matches to go, Brazil have dropped only two points amassing 34 from their 12 matches and are nine points clear of second-placed Argentina on 25 points
Brazil have joined Germany and Denmark as the third country to qualify for the 2022 global football showpiece which will hold from 21st November to 18th December, 2022 in Asian country, Qatar.
“This is the result of all the hard work we’ve been putting in,” Paqueta told Brazilian television network SporTV.
“Qualifying for the World Cup was our main objective and we achieved that today.”
Brazil is the only national team to have played in all FIFA World Cup editions without any absence or need for playoffs.
They also have the best overall performance in World Cup history in both proportional and absolute terms with a record of 73 victories in 109 matches played, 124 goal difference, 237 points and only 18 losses.
Brazil’s next qualifier is away to Argentina in San Juan on Tuesday.