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Uruguay 1-4 Brazil: Spurs flop Paulinho scores hat-trick and Neymar adds touch of class in vital win after Edinson ... - Daily Mail

Brazil recovered from conceding an early goal to beat Uruguay 4-1 in Montevideo on Thursday, with Paulinho grabbing a hat-trick in a win that all but cements their place at next year's World Cup finals in Russia. The victory gave Tite his eighth win in ...and more »

Brazil aim to book place at Russia 2018 by making it six straight victories in World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay - Daily Mail

The last time Brazil's national team won six World Cup qualifiers in a row, they went on to lift the trophy in 1970 in Mexico - their second of five titles. Coach Tite's team are far from that level, and Neymar is not Pele. But a victory in Uruguay on ...and more »

Brazil boss Tite has won all of his first eight games to take his country to the brink of the World Cup... but who ... - Daily Mail

Brazil's comprehensive win over Uruguay on Thursday night takes them to the brink of being the first team to qualify for Russia 2018. A hat-trick for Spurs flop Paulinho, and a delightful Neymar chip saw off Uruguay, their closest rivals in the South ...and more »

Brazil's hat-trick hero relishing his resurrection - FIFA.com

Paulinho had grudgingly accepted his Brazil career was over. He was not, however, at peace with how it had ended. A few years earlier, he'd heard a recent Corinthians team-mate wax lyrical about his Seleção swan song. Ronaldo's last dance compromised ...and more »

Brazil run riot, Argentina edge Chile - FIFA.com

THE DAY REPLAYED - Matchday 13 of the South American qualifying competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ saw Brazil pull further clear at the top and the six teams below them bunch even closer together. Only five points now separates second ...and more »

Tottenham flop Paulinho scores a hat-trick as Brazil thump Uruguay to all but secure World Cup place - Evening Standard

Tottenham flop Paulinho scored a hat-trick as Brazil thumped Uruguay to all but secure their place in next year's World Cup finals. The midfielder, who spent two underwhelming seasons at White Hart Lane after impressing at the 2013 Confederations Cup ...and more »

Russia 2018 World Cup: how the main contenders are shaping up - The Guardian

Players set to light up next year's World Cup (clockwise from left): Gabriel Jesus of Brazil, Argentina's Paulo Dybala, Marco Verratti of Italy and France's Antoine Griezmann. Composite: Getty Images; LatinContent/Getty. The World Cup is only 15 months ...and more »

These Are the 4 Most Important CONMEBOL & CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers of the Week - Remezcla (blog)

International soccer has been pronounced dead multiple times, as a conveyor belt of meaningless friendlies often played by disjointed teams has diluted the quality of play. When it comes to World Cup qualifiers, however, those statements ring hollow ...and more »

PQPaulinho – Spurs 'flop' earns sniggers of respect after stunning Brazil hat-trick - Goal.com

Paulinho's return to the Brazil squad last year was met largely by surprise, his selection in coach Tite's first team greeted by sniggers. A 'Premier League flop', banished to the Chinese Super League for his sins, they said the 28-year-old had no ...and more »

Brazil thrash Uruguay to close on World Cup place as Argentina edge past Chile - The Guardian

Paulinho celebrates after completing his hat-trick against Uruguay in stoppage time. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP. Brazil were not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, as Tite's side outclassed ...and more »