Lucas Paqueta scores as Brazil qualify for 2022 World Cup

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Brazil won the 2022 World Cup after Lucas Paqueta beat the second half in a 1-0 win over Colombia. Tite Brazil knew that Thursday’s victory would secure a place in Qatar 2022 and the Selecao got the result they desperately needed at home.

Paqueta and Neymar scored a crucial goal in the 72nd minute as leaders who qualified for the CONMEBOL World Cup Brazil remain undefeated in 12 rounds.

Brazil entered the tournament undefeated against Colombia in all of their last 13 Confederations Cup (W6 D7) qualifiers. However, the Selecao have still won just one of their last six matches. It was a good start in Sao Paulo, where Brazilian star Neymar was lucky enough to escape punishment after facing referee Roberto Tobar.

The first half came to a close during the closing period as both teams had a chance to open the scoring – Brazil came on behind Colombia and Danilo’s ball bounced off the post just nine minutes before half-time.

Colombian star Luis Diaz then almost bounced off an amazing long-range effort after the net three minutes later but it shone outside the post, and Marquinhos of Brazil saw his head barely missed another long point from the net. -a time.

Like the first 45 minutes, nothing much separated the two teams until Paqueta emerged and put Brazil ahead.

After Colombia failed to clear the ball properly, Brazil spent the money with 18 minutes left – Neymar playing one ball for Paqueta, who managed to find a way past David Ospina tragically.


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