End of the series, without unfortunate consequences: Brazil conceded a 0-0 draw in Colombia after 9 wins in as many qualifying matches at the 2022 World Cup. But the Brazilians have their ticket almost in their pocket.
La Seleçao, where Neymar was back after serving a suspension Thursday in Venezuela (3-1) and where the Basel player Arthur Cabral was not on the scoresheet, remains a solid leader, with 28 points, or 6 ahead of its first pursuer, Argentina, who crushed Uruguay (3-0).
Tite’s team is above all 13 lengths ahead of their opponent of the day, Colombia, ranked 5th. However, the first four of the South American single pool will qualify directly for the World Cup in Qatar, and it now seems highly unlikely that Brazil will finish 6th or even 5th.
If Neymar remained silent in Colombia, Lionel Messi was both scorer and detonator for the Albiceleste. The star of PSG, conductor of Argentine animation, opened the scoring in the 37th and was the origin of the third goal signed Martinez. In the end, the Argentines shot 23 times on goal and found the frame 10 times.
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