Brazil is the first South American nation to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar next year following their 1-0 victory over Colombia.
Brazil’s perfect qualification campaign continued with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Colombia last night in São Paulo.
Lyon’s Lucas Paquetá scored in the second half to secure all three points, while Thiago Silva & Co kept a clean sheet at the other end.
With 11 wins from 12 played — the only draw coming away to Colombia last month — Brazil have now also confirmed their spot in next summer’s winter’s World Cup.
Acomplishing one of the last few remaining career goals for Silva, who captained the team last night as usual.
Brazil are the fourth team to qualify after Germany, Denmark, and hosts Qatar.
Germany were also in action yesterday, easily dispatching Liechtenstein, 9-0.
Antonio Rüdiger did play the full-90.
César Azpilicueta came off the bench for the closing minutes to help secure Spain’s 1-0 win over Greece.
Mateo Kovačić missing in action as Croatia beat Malta 7-1, currently injured .
Former Chelsea prospect Mario Pašalić got one of the seven, giving him three goals in qualifying.
However in Africa, both Baba Rahman and Édouard Mendy were held to draws, 1-1 against Ethiopia for Ghana and 1-1 against Togo for Senegal, respectively.
Senegal have already secured their place in the next round of qualifiers, but Ghana will need to beat South Africa on Sunday if they also want to continue on and stay in contention for the World Cup.