2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Neymar Strike Gives Brazil Slim Colombia Win As Uruguay Thrash Paraguay To Go Top


Brazilian superstar Neymar was the Star of the show after his 73rd minute strike gave his side a hard-fought 2-1 win over visitors Colombia in what was a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier from the South American section.

The hosts took the early after just 80 seconds through Inter Milan defender Miranda for his first internationl goal on his 33rd appearance but despite their dominance they were pegged back in the 35th minute following defender Marquinhos’ own goal from an James Rodriguez freekick for Colombia paving the way for Barcelona winger Neymar to steal the show after the interval and give new coach Tite a second successive win in the qualifiers thus moving Brazil to second head of Argentina on goal difference and behind new leaders Uruguay.

Uruguay had earlier gone top after they thrashed Paraguay 4-0 courtesy a brace from Edinson Cavani in addition to goals from Luis Suarez (penalty) and Cristian Rodriguez.

Matchday 8 Results:

Uruguay 4-0 Paraguay

Venezuela 2-2 Argentina

Peru 2-1 Ecuador

Brazil 2-1 Colombia

Chile 0-0 Bolivia



  1. Uruguay 16 points
  2. Brazil 15 points
  3. Argentina 15 points
  4. Colombia 13 points
  5. Ecuador 13 points
  6. Paraguay 12 points
  7. Chile 11 points
  8. Bolivia 7 points
  9. Peru 7 points
  10. Venezuela 2 points


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