Brazil has officially become the first country to qualify for next year’s World cup in Russia after the South American nation defeated Paraguay 3-0 on Wednesday morning, and then watched Peru’s inflict a 2-1 victory over Uruguay.
The five-times champions beat Paraguay 3-0 on Tuesday for their eighth successive win in the South American qualifying competition.
Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho curled in a low opener and Neymar capped an eventful evening with a goal in the second half before Marcelo added a late third.
With four rounds of fixtures remaining, Brazil have 33 points, followed by Colombia (24), Uruguay and Chile (23). Argentina (22) are in fifth place, which earns a two-leg play-off against the top-ranked Oceania region side.
“When I look at my family — the players — and when we talk to the fans and see how happy they are, that’s when you think ‘I’m part of something very special,’” Head coach, Tite said after Brazil’s qualification was confirmed.