Brazil became the first South American country to qualify for the 2022 World Cup with a 1-0 home win over Colombia. Olympic Lyon star player Lucas Paqueta scored the only goal at Neo Quimica Arena in Sao Paulo for the five-time World Cup winners to seal their World Cup qualification.
Brazil Qualifies for 2022 World Cup through Lucas Paqueta’s Goal
The 24-year-old Lyon midfielder finished off a move involving Paris St-Germain pair Marquinhos and Neymar on 72 minutes. Brazil still has six qualifiers to play but has dropped just two points from their 12 games. They are nine points clear of second-placed Argentina.
Speaking about the victory and qualification, Lucas Paqueta said: “This is the result of all the hard work we’ve been putting in.” “Qualifying for the World Cup was our main objective, and we achieved that today.” Brazil’s next qualifier game will be an away game against the people that denied them Copa America title Argentina in San Juan on Tuesday.