ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The Brazilian soccer team once again proved that they are one of the top teams in the world.
On Thursday, Brazil became the first South American team to qualify for the World Cup Qatar 2022 after defeating the Colombia soccer team 1-0 in Sao Paulo.
Lucas Paqueta provided the lone and winning goal for Brazil in the 72nd minute of the match.
With their win, Brazil leads the 10-team South American group with 34 points from 12 games, nine clear of second-placed Argentina.
The top four teams qualify automatically for Qatar 2022 and the fifth-placed side goes into an inter-regional playoff.
The win extended Brazil’s home run in the qualifiers to 11 consecutive victories, a record in the South American region.
The game also marked their 10th consecutive home qualifier without conceding a goal, another record.


By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.

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