Brazil Becomes The First Team To Qualify For 2018 Fifa W’cup

Akamanu Jennifer

South American giants Brazil have become the first team to seal their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

Brazil secured a 3-0 win over Paraguay early Wednesday, as Argentina and Uruguay suffered 2-0 and 3-1 defeats respectively.

Philippe Coutinho, Neymar and Marcelo scored Brazil’s goals. Neymar also missed a penalty as his side moved nine points clear of second-placed Colombia.

It was Brazil’s eighth straight win under new coach Tite

As it stands, Brazil is 9 points clear off second-placed Columbia, who are followed by Uruguay, Chile and Argentina in that order.

With the top four teams from the 10-nation qualifying group going on to represent at the global competition, Brazil is now already a team to watch in Russia as they cannot finish lower than fourth in the South American qualifying.

Meanwhile, two-time World Cup winners Argentina face a battle to qualify for Russia with their 2-0 defeat to Bolivia leaving them fifth.

And with Lionel Messi on a four-match ban, they are on the verge of finishing fifth with just four qualifiers remaining.

 

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