Vinicius Junior celebrated his return to the Maracan stadium on Thursday with his maiden international goal for Brazil and a brilliant performance in a 4-0 win over Chile.
The 21-year-old wide man played for Flamengo before sealing a transfer to Real Madrid and excelled at his former home, taking advantage of a clean Neymar dummy to give Claudio Bravo an angled shot at the stroke of halftime.
The goal was scored between penalties by Neymar and Philippe Coutinho and was followed by a fourth goal from substitute Richardson in stoppage time.
“There was no better place to score my first international goal than in Maracan with my family,” Vinicius said. “I am very happy.”
sports news website globe sports Said that the player bought over 100 tickets for friends and family.
“This is our last match in Brazil before the World Cup and we are going to thank the fans,” he said. “Now we have to keep working hard and doing the right things to win the title at the end of the year.”
Brazil’s win was the seventh of seven home qualifiers against Chile, who now must beat Uruguay in their final match next Tuesday to have any hope of reaching the World Cup play-offs.
elsewhere, Uruguay And Ecuador Joining Brazil and Argentina as automatic qualifiers from the South American group, secured their place in the World Cup final.
defeated Uruguay Peru 1-0 and Ecuador lost 3-1 ParaguayThat is, both the teams have 25 points with playing one match. Peru is in fifth place with 21 points.
Peru, Colombia (20 points) and Chile (19) will now compete for fifth place and a play-off spot against a team from the Asian Confederation.
Peru travel to hosts Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela and Chile are at home against Uruguay in the final round of the game on Tuesday.
WC goal-line dispute involving Uruguay…
Uruguay won over Peru three minutes before half time thanks to a goal from Giorgione de Arrascaeta. Peru was adamant that a late looping shot caught by Uruguay’s keeper Sergio Rochette had crossed the boundary, but the referee rejected their claims of a draw.
“With all due respect to CONMEBOL (the Confederation of South American Football), the referees and everyone involved with VAR, this is not fair,” striker Paolo Guerrero wrote on Instagram.
“It’s unacceptable, I hope they do something because (we) played very well and everyone knows it. I hope the person responsible shows up, they take away our qualification for the World Cup.”
Peru’s defeat meant Ecuador qualified regardless of their result in Paraguay and were overtaken by the home side, who handed coach Guillermo Barros Shellotto their first win since taking over in October last year.
Robert Morales put Paraguay ahead after 10 minutes and Piero Hincapie’s own goal at the stroke of half-time gave the hosts a 2-0 lead.
Miguel Almiron scored 3-0 in the second half in nine minutes before Jordi Cassado had five minutes left for Ecuador. This was Paraguay’s first win in eight matches.
10-man Canada fails to secure WC spot
struggle Costa Rica torrent 10-man Canada 1-0 denying the North Americans their first chance of a place in the 2022 World Cup final.
Canada reached San Jose unbeaten in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying and were trying to secure a berth in their first World Cup final since 1986.
Less than half an hour away, he found himself under 10 men and things went from bad to worse when Celso Borges netted a first-half stoppage-time header that proved to be the only goal of the game.
Despite the loss, Canada topped the group standings with 25 points, three points clear of Mexico and the United States, who drew 0–0 at the Azteca Stadium. With the win, Costa Rica moved up to fourth place with 19 points, still looking for automatic qualification.
The top three automatically earn a spot at November’s World Cup in Qatar, with a fourth-place finisher facing the Oceania team in the Intercontinental Playoff for another berth.
Canada’s next chance to end their 36-year World Cup final wait comes when they host Jamaica on Sunday in Toronto before qualifying in Panama on Wednesday.
In PanamaThe home side needed a win without a win Honduras To try to make their way into the top three. But they were forced to a 1-1 draw when Kevin Lopez’s 65th-minute header canceled Rolando Blackburn’s first-half strike.
The draw dropped Panama to fifth place, one point behind Costa Rica, but still has two games left for a place in Qatar.
in Kingston, Protector Their hopes of reaching the final ended in a 1-1 draw Jamaica,