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World Cup Qualfiiers : Brazil Beat Venezuela 3-1 To Keep 100% Record

Brazil fought from a goal down and scored three times in the second half to bag a 3-1 win over Venezuela that maintained their 100% record in qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup.

Venezuela had never beaten Brazil in a World Cup qualifier in 17 previous attempts but their hopes rose after taking an early lead through eric ramirez, who converted Yeferson Soteldo's cross after defenders Fabinho and Marquinhos slipped at the vital moment.

However, Brazil got back on level terms when marquinhos headed home a corner in the 71st minute before Gabriel Barbosa scored a penalty six minutes from time and debutant antony made it 3-1 in stoppage time.