Brazil Beats Colombia to Become First South American Country to Qualify for Qatar 2022

Lucas Paqueta | Feature Image courtesy of MARCA
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Lucas Paqueta scored the crucial goal 72 minutes into the match with a shot that goalkeeper David Ospina could not stop.

Hot on the heels of early qualifiers Germany and Denmark for Qatar 2022 comes five-time world champions Brazil, after midfielder Lucas Paqueta’s instinctive strike won against Colombia by 1-0 in Sao Paulo yesterday.

Producing a near-perfect qualifying campaign by winning 11 out of 12 matches, Brazil has qualified for next year’s World Cup – with six more games to spare!

“This is the fruit of the work we’ve been building for some time,” said Paqueta.

“Now I have to keep working hard to find my space in the World Cup squad,” he added.

Image Credit: FIFA World Cup Twitter

Brazil were made to graft seeing that Colombia played better in the first half, but half-time saw Coach Tite switch up his tactical attack that was perfectly synchronized and executed by the team, winning them the match.

Colombia’s loss to Brazil saw them lose out on making it into the four automatic qualifying positions in the single South American group as Chile grabs their spot after defeating Paraguay 1-0.

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