Brazil, Colombia Share Points in Pulsating Draw

Brasilia — Colombia and Brazil shared a 1-1

draw in a hard-fought draw World Cup qualifier after Radamel Falcao’s

second-half header cancelled out Willian’s stunning first-half volley, the

Spanish Marca newspaper said.

Colombia have still never beaten Brazil in a World Cup

qualifying match, but the draw marked the first time in 10 games that

Brazilian coach Tite has come away from a qualifier with anything other

than all three points.

Brazil have already qualified for the finals in Russia next year

and the result kept the Colombians in second place behind them with

two matches remaining.

Uruguay, who play Paraguay later on Tuesday, are in third,

while Peru beat Ecuador 2-1 to move up into fourth and keep alive their

hopes of a first World Cup Finals appearance since 1982.

Brazil, the only team to win the World Cup five times, top the

10-team group and are the only South America side to have so far

qualified for Russia 2018.

The top four teams qualify automatically for the tournament with

the fifth-place side going into a playoff against New Zealand, the Marca

reported.

Source: Oman News Agency

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