Wed. Jun 29th, 2022

BBC Sports

Leeds United winger Raphinha scored his first goals for Brazil as they edged closer to World Cup qualification with a 4-1 win over Uruguay.

His two goals fell between Neymar’s opener and Gabriel’s late strike, which followed Luis Suarez’s consolation.

Brazil lead South American qualifying by six points from second-placed Argentina, who beat Peru 1-0.

“This is me fulfilling my childhood dream,” said Raphinha, 24, who was making his first start for Brazil.

“It’s so gratifying to score. It’s going to be very difficult to forget this night.”

Elsewhere, Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez scored the only goal in Argentina’s win, while Blackburn Rovers’ Ben Brereton Diaz scored again as Chile coasted past bottom side Venezuela 3-0.

Brereton Diaz has scored twice during the international break and three times in eight matches since making his debut for the country of his mother’s birth in May.

Bolivia beat Paraguay 4-0 at high altitude, while the chasing pack, fourth-placed Colombia and Ecuador in third, drew 0-0.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

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