🌎 Lucas Paquetá strike helps Brazil beat Colombia and book trip to Qatar | OneFootball

🌎 Lucas Paquetá strike helps Brazil beat Colombia and book trip to Qatar

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Seamus Leonard

Brazil have secured their place in the 2022 World Cup following victory over Colombia on Thursday.

Brazil 1
Colombia 0
Full time

Scorer: Paquetá 72′


In doing so, the Selecão have the first team in South America to put their name in the bowl for the tournament draw, which is scheduled to take place in April.

The hosts enjoyed the lion’s share of possession at the Corinthians Arena in São Paulo, forcing Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina into six saves.

It took until 18 minutes from time for the deadlock to be broken, but it was a moment worth waiting for.

Marquinhos won the ball in midfield before feeding the ball into his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar on the edge of the area.

A sublime one-touch redirection by Neymar found the run of Paquetá who fired an unerring first-time effort into the bottom corner.

The victory gives Tite’s side a record of 11 wins and one draw to date and sees them qualify with six games to spare.