⚽ World Cup qualifiers: Neymar shines as Brazil see off Uruguay, Argentina survive late Peru scare
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⚽ World Cup qualifiers: Neymar shines as Brazil see off Uruguay, Argentina survive late Peru scare

Brazil maintained its unbeaten record in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers with a comfortable 4-1 win over Uruguay on Friday morning. 

The Samba Boys have not lost a single match from 11 played, with their only blemish a goalless draw against Colombia last week on Sunday. 

Neymar opened the scores for Tite's side after just 10 minutes, before Raphina doubled their lead eight minutes later with his first international goal in his first start. 

The Leeds forward then got a brace in the second half, before a Luis Suarez strike reduced the deficit. 

Brazil however got their three-goal lead seven minutes from time as Gabriel Barbosa rounded up the win with the fourth goal. 

The win means Brazil need just a point from their remaining seven qualifying matches to book a place in next year's showpiece. 

Meanwhile, Uruguay are fifth on the table with 16 points and have six games left on their schedule. 

Elsewhere, Argentina had to survive a late scare from Peru to pick maximum points in a 1-0 win. 

Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez scored the all-important goal in the 43rd minute, which extended Argentina's home record against Peru to 19 games. 

Lionel Scaloni’s men are still yet to taste defeat in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying group after 11 matches. 

They remain second on the log behind leaders Brazil and are almost certain of punching their ticket for the Qatar showpiece. 

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