Brazil Qualify For 2018 World Cup While Argentina And Uruguay Struggle

A buoyant Brazil could book their place at the 2018 World Cup Finals today, while Argentina will attempt to give their qualifying tilt more breathing space against Bolivia.

Brazil became the first country to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation thanks to some help from fellow South Americans Peru, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.‎.

Brazil's Neymar kisses the ball before kicking a penalty kick during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Paraguay at the Arena Corinthians Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Tite's side are top of the COMNEBOL qualifying table, after his side won their their last eight games, including away wins over Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela and Ecuador.

After sinking into a long depression after the trauma of their humiliating 7-1 semi-final thrashing by Germany at the 2014 World Cup, Brazil have undergone a transformation since Tite took over as manager past year.

Argentina head coach Edgardo Bauza criticised Federation Internationale de Football Association for handing Lionel Messi a four-game suspension hours before his side slumped to a 2-0 defeat in Bolivia that jeopardised their hopes of qualification. The Brazilians secured a direct spot for Russian Federation 2018 after third-place Uruguay lost 2-1 to Peru in Lima. Russian Federation qualify automatically as host nation.

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As expected, Neymar was a target for rough treatment by the Paraguayan defence, particularly in the opening stages.

Argentina put on a poor performance on Thursday, but managed to beat Chile 1-0 in Buenos Aires after a controversial penalty was conceded and converted by Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

While Brazil celebrated, Argentina and Messi were left digesting another stumble in their progress towards Russian Federation as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat in La Paz.

Matters became more hard for the hosts when Luis Caicedo was sent off for a second yellow card just past the hour mark and, although they missed chances for a third, Colombia's victory always looked assured. "Tite is a coach who likes to keep his feet on the ground and who likes to have a team whose feet are on the ground as well", Marquinhos.

Marquinhos added: "We are playing well and it's because of the collective effort in the Brazilian national team".

"I feel no pressure, I want to enjoy every moment of this", Fagner told reporters.

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