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Brazil Is First To Qualify On 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia

First Posted: Mar 29, 2017 04:17 PM EDT
Brazil v Paraguay - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier

Photo : Getty Images/Buda Mendes

The Brazil team of football players is doing great as they claim the first spot to reach the World Cup finals after a successful game over Paraguay. Team Brazil with their coach Tite has made them yearning for more wins as they already earned eight straight wins, after a huge struggle to get into the finals. With a stat of 3-0 over Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay, Brazil will most likely stay on the top in achieving the well-favored football cup.

According to reports from BBC Sport, Brazil has sealed its place to compete in Russia for the World Cup finals next year. The successful efforts of Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona striker Neymar and Real Madrid's Marcelo has put them to the most coveted spot giving 3-0 wins for Brazil. Colombia plays second, while Uruguay at third gives a tight fight against Peru on Tuesday with 2-1. Argentina is holding onto the fifth spot, wavering at the loss of forward Lionel Messi, who became hot tempered to an assistant referee and cost him four international matches.

Based on reports from ESPN FC, Argentina already had a hard time winning against Bolivia on Tuesday, giving them a good 2-0 victory. The fifth final team will have to win over the Oceania group in a two-legged play-off to be able to play in Russia. As Argentina struggles without Lionel Messi, various reactions have emerged due to FIFA's decision; among them were Head coach Edgardo Bauza who denounced FIFA for making an abrupt decision right before the game started.

Although it was not Messi's predicament that has helped the five-time champion to reach the top since there is still one fight between Uruguay and Argentina which can still go past Brazil. However, Tite's team are focused and determined enough to win as they push their limits farther into their goal of reaching the World Cup finals. With the balance of charisma and intelligence from coach Tite, Brazil needs to focus on the game and set aside the excitement of celebrating their current victories.

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