The graph of our happiness goes up each time Brazil plays against Venezuela. Both the teams are extraordinarily skilled and put up an exclusive show each time they come on the field. In all the 17 previous attempts of World Cup qualifier, Venezuela had never defeated Brazil. Except once in an international friendly. The history of both the teams is indeed an exciting one. They have faced each other more than 27 times. Moreover, they had a clear advantage with La Canarinha of 3 draws and 23 victories. However, this time the confidence of Venezuela got boasted after Eric Ramirez took an early lead. After defenders Marquinhos and Fabinho slipped at a vital point, he was the one who converted Yeferson Soletdo’s cross.
Despite all these, Brazil managed to get back on track when in the first 71 minutes Marquinhos headed home a corner. Well, this was done just before a penalty was scored. Gabriel Barbosa along with Anthony attained a 3-1 by the stoppage time. Brazil’s fightback from a point down to score three times in the latter half was commendable. This ensured Brazil to keep up their full record in World Cup qualifiers, 2022. Amid all these encouraging diaries, Neymar was a major missing from Brazil’s end. Moreover, Gabriel Jesus commenced for the first time after the Copa America quarter-finals against Chile.
The introduction of the substitutes in the second half gave the game an iconic turn. Along with them, debutant Raphinha gave an impressive display on the field. His introduction made the game secure at the stoppage time. They are the ones for whom Brazil continues to top the South American World Cup qualifiers, 2022. The match took place at Estadio Olimpico in Caracas, Venezuela. The entire match was broadcasted live in the US by FuboTV.