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Brazil sets World Cup qualifying points record

Update : 30 Mar 2022, 11:10

Brazil has continued their unbeaten and winning run in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Richarlison scored a double for Brazil as they thrashed Bolivia 4-0. Brazil has already qualified for FIFA World Cup, Bolivia meanwhile crashed out. 

Bolivia put up a good fight, but failed to take its chances while Lucas Paqueta, Richarlison and Bruno Guimaraes proved the difference in the first half.

Vini Jr, Casemiro, Fred and Neymar did not play the game for Brazil.

The best chance in the opening 20 minutes fell to the hosts, with Henry Vaca cutting inside on Marquinhos and shooting straight at Allisson.

The Lyon man Paqueta was playing in the 24th minute a one-two with Guimaraes before coolly converting with only Ruben Cordano to beat in the Bolivian goal.

Bruno Guimaraes scored in the 66th to put his side 3-0 and Richarlison sealed the 4-0 result in extra time. With the victory, Brazil accumulate 45 points after 17 games.

Fabinho drove up the pitch upon Brazil gaining possession and Antony picked out the Everton attacker free at the back post to provide the assist. It wasn't all clear skies for the Selecao in the altitude of La Paz, with Alisson again called into action in the 52nd minute to keep out Ramiro Vaca's deflected effort. Alisson was left scrambling only two minutes later with Henry Vaca providing a dangerous cross to the back post for his namesake, who could not get a foot onto the ball.

Brazil' abandoned game with Argentina set to be rescheduled as their qualification is not technically finished. 

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