Uruguay 0-2 Brazil: Arthur and Richarlison sent off on match report with Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani as Tite’s side maintain the perfect qualifying record for the 2022 World Cup
- Brazil has won every game in the perfect World Cup qualification so far
- Despite Neymar’s absence with coronavirus, they drove past Uruguay
- Arthur kicked off with a cruel deflected shot from outside the box
- Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani was sent off in the second half
Arthur and Richarlison’s goals in the first half gave Brazil a 2-0 away win in Uruguay on Tuesday and held their 100% record in the South American World Cup qualifiers for Qatar 2022.
Brazil missed a multitude of players through COVID-19 and injuries, including Talisman striker Neymar, but they were too strong for their opponents, who they haven’t beaten since 2001.
Arthur kicked off on 34 minutes when his shot from outside the box was cruelly deflected past Uruguayan goalkeeper Martin Campana and Richarlison headed into the net from a short corner seconds before half-time.
Richarlison scored Brazil’s second goal and helped his side to a 2-0 win
Brazil took a valuable away win and are unbeaten in qualifying so far
Edinson Cavani was shown a red card in the second half by Chilean referee Roberto Tobar
It was an unforgettable night for Uruguay as Luis Suarez was not available due to the coronavirus
Uruguay missed Luis Suarez after testing positive for COVID-19 and hit the wood twice in the first half. The unfortunate night was confirmed when the video assistant referee convinced officials to send Edinson Cavani off after 71 minutes for a faulty duel with Richarlison.
Uruguay kept fighting and Martin Caceres saw his shot go into the net within 15 minutes, only to be denied by the Chilean referee.
The Montevideo win was Brazil’s fourth straight in qualifying and ensures that they are the only team in the South American group of 10 to win all of the opening games.