Bruno Guimaraes pushes Qatar claims as he makes it 2 assists in 2 games for Brazil
Bruno Guimaraes was back on international duty on Thursday night.
South American World Cup qualification group games almost completed and Brazil long ago having ensured they will be at the finals.
However, Brazil determined to top the group ahead of Argentina and continue their unbeaten run in qualifying, which they did with a thumping 4-0 win over Chile on Thursday night.
Brazil now almost certain to top the group ahead of Argentina with thirteen wins, three draws and no defeats in their sixteen matches.
Bruno Guimaraes came off the bench last night after 82 minutes and was immediately in the thick of the action. Nine minutes after getting on the pitch (replacing Fred of Man Utd), the Newcastle United midfielder threaded a pass to Richarlison who provided a perfect left foot finish (watch all four goals in the very brief 38 seconds highlight video below).
That makes it assists in consecutive Brazil games for the Newcastle man, further pushing his claims to be in the squad for Qatar and to potentially get into the starting eleven.
In his cameos off the bench in the World Cup qualifying, Bruno Guimaraes has enjoyed a stunning run of results, with Brazil winning all five games he has been involved in, with 13 goals scored by Brazil and zero conceded.
All five subs who came off the bench for Brazil are Premier League players, with Coutinho and Richarlison scoring the third and fourth goals, whilst Bruno Guimaraes got that assist for the Everton player.
Martinelli of Arsenal also came on in that second half, as well as Liverpool’s Fabinho.
Newcastle United players on international duty in March 2022
Monday 21 March
New Zealand 4 Fiji 0 World Cup qualifier (played at neutral venue in Qatar)
Chris Wood scored twice and went on to 30 goals for his country, making him New Zealand’s top goalscorer ever.
Thursday 24 March
New Zealand 7 New Caledonia 1 World Cup qualifier (played at neutral venue in Qatar)
The Kiwis brought the Newcastle United January signing on in the 71st minute and he still scored two goals, which makes it eight goals for Chris Wood in his last six appearances for New Zealand. Those goals in the 7-1 demolition job on New Caledonia, means that Chris Wood is now on 32 goals for New Zealand, three clear of the next highest in the national team’s history.
Brazil 4 Chile 0 World Cup qualifier
Coming off the bench after 82 minutes when replacing Manchester United’s Fred and the score at 3-0, Bruno Guimaraes was swiftly into the thick of the action.
In the first minute of injury time the Newcastle midfielder threaded a pass through to Richarlison and the Everton striker supplied an excellent left foot finish to make it 4-0. Brazil are unbeaten in the group, long since qualified for Qatar and now all but certain to finish top of the group ahead of Argentina.
Paraguay v Ecuador (Miguel Almiron) World Cup qualifier
Sweden v Czech Republic (Emil Krafth) World Cup qualifier
Liberia v Benin (Mo Sangare) Friendly (Played in neutral venue in Antalya, Turkey)
Friday 25 March
Norway v Slovakia (Martin Dubravka) Friendly
Saturday 26 March
England v Switzerland (Fabian Schar) Friendly
Sunday 27 March
Liberia v Sierra Leone (Mo Sangare) Friendly (Played in neutral venue in Antalya, Turkey)
Tuesday 29 March
Peru v Paraguay (Miguel Almiron) World Cup qualification group match (In UK time the kick-off is 12.30am on Wednesday 30 March)
Bolivia v Brazil (Bruno Guimaraes) World Cup qualification group match (In UK time the kick-off is 12.30am on Wednesday 30 March)
Finland v Slovakia (Martin Dubravka) Friendly (Played in neutral venue in Murcia, Spain)
Switzerland v Kosovo (Fabian Schar) Friendly
Liberia v Burundi (Mo Sangare) Friendly (Played in neutral venue in Antalya, Turkey)
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