Brazil and Argentina are trying to tweet out of the flock in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. The first made its best start in the qualifiers in 51 years with its fourth successive victory over its European host.CThe stubborn Yi 2-0 Tuesday, while the second came back with its star Lionel Messi with points from Peru with two clean goals as well..
Brazil, with its legend Pele and the likes of Tostao, had scored six consecutive victories at the start of the 1970 World Cup qualifiers, which won his title later in Mexico.
Brazil raised its lead with 12 full points, two points behind Argentina, which compensated for its last draw with Paraguay, while Colombia suffered a humiliating loss on the ground of Ecuador 1-6, so the latter rose to third place with nine points.
Brazil, whose star Neymar missed for the second match in a row due to injury, seems to be in a comfortable position to book one of the four qualifying cards from South America, noting that the five-time world champion (a record) is the only one who has not missed the World Cup since its launch in 1930 in Uruguay specifically.
Richarlison commented on his beautiful goal from the center of the area, “This is not my center. I am attacking towards the near post, but I happened to score a similar goal in the exercises and I said to myself + If it succeeds in the exercises I will do it again +”.
Veteran Brazil defender Thiago Silva (93 caps) said, “We played in the absence of some key players, and our starter Neymar, but we managed to perform well and win. It is always difficult to defeat Uruguay. Even in the absence of the great striker Suarez, we are happy to keep our nets clean.” I think you need defensive strength to win titles. ”
Brazil has not lost in the qualifiers since coach Tite assumed his duties in 2016 (14 wins and 2 draws).
– The efficacy of young Argentina –
In the second match, Argentina compensated for its last draw with Paraguay with a deserved 2-0 win over Peru in Lima, with the goals of its attackers, Nicholas Gonzalez (22 years) and Lautaro Martinez (23 years).
Her coach, Lionel Scaloni, is trying to build a coherent squad with his star, Lionel Messi, the world‘s best player six times.
On Tuesday, he pushed two attackers against the Barcelona star, so Gonzalez, the German player, in Stuttgart, succeeded with a lightning goal in the 17th minute, before Inter striker Martinez strengthened the numbers nine minutes later.
It appears that Gonzalez will compete for a key position in the “Albi Celeste” squad, absent from injured Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala, while Lucas Ocampos and Angel Di Maria sat on the bench after their regular performances last week against Paraguay.
“On the individual level, I didn’t play well against Paraguay, so I had to correct that day,” Lautaro said.
“We needed to win (after Paraguay drew) … we played well from the start and created a lot of chances and then the goals came. Our group is getting stronger with the passage of time,” said Messi, 33, the Barcelona star, who failed to score against Peru for the sixth time.
– Colombia is in crisis –
Ecuador equaled the biggest victory in its history in qualifying, by crushing its guest Colombia 6-1, to achieve its third successive victory, including a remarkable victory over Uruguay 4-2.
Colombia’s Portuguese coach, Carlos Queiroz, made four substitutions before the end of the first half, amid glaring defensive mistakes, after Los Cafeteros was late by four.
“We knew that Colombia was depressed after what happened in Uruguay,” Estrada said. “We benefited from our quick play and won the victory.”
Bolivia won its first point by drawing a 2-2 draw at Paraguay, with goals from Marcelio Moreno (41) and Boris Cespides (45), while landowner Angel Romero scored (19 from a penalty kick) and Kako (72).
Salomon Rondon scored a late goal (81), giving Venezuela its first victory over home to Chile, 2-1.
Venezuela, the only one from South America who did not participate in the World Cup, opened the registration early with Luis Gel Pino (9), before a quick tie by the veteran Chilean star Arturo Vidal (15).
The fifth and sixth rounds will be held in March 2021.