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Brazil beats Ecuador to Qualify for Qatar World Cup 2022

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Brazil beat Ecuador by 2-0 to qualify for the FIFA World Cup to take place in Qatar next year. Brazil held the top spot after their fourth win in the South-American Tournament. Brazil has maintained its perfect record and the top spot of the South-American qualifying Group for the World Cup in Qatar, 2022.

Everton FC forward Richarlison scored the first breakthrough for Brazil in the 20th minute of the second half. Richarlison shot a perfect angled near-post shot and the goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez failed to stop the lightning shot from the Brazilian forward.

Neymar can’t be kept out of the match and he is one of the senior players on the Brazilian side. Neymar scored a penalty shot in the injury time to shatter all the hopes of Ecuador. Gabriel Jesus was brought down by the Ecuador defense and the referee pointed out a penalty after consulting the Video Assistant Referee.

Neymar saw his first attempt saved by goalkeeper Dominguez, however, he was allowed to retake the penalty shot as the referee observed movements by the goalkeeper before the ball was struck.

Brazil dominated Ecuador for most of the time in the game. Ecuador too didn’t give up and challenged the Brazilian side for almost 20 minutes past halftime. Ecuador had won three of their previous four qualifiers. Flamingo’s Gabriel Barbosa made his international comeback after five years and scored a fantastic goal that was disallowed due to offside.

Brazil stands first with 15 points, Argentina stands second with 11 points and Ecuador is third with 9 points. The top four teams qualify for the World Cup directly whereas the fifth one has to play the inter-continental playoffs.

Brazil faces Paraguay in their next game on June 8 whereas Ecuador faces Peru at home on the same date.

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