Brazil moved to the top of the pile in the 2018 World Cup South American qualifying group with a 2-0 win over Venezuela.
The Samba Boys made it four wins on the bounce thanks to a goal in either half from Gabriel Jesus and Willian which sees them leapfrog Uruguay at the summit.
Tite's men even survived a blackout as the game was suspended for 20 minutes in the second half following floodlight failure at the Estadio Metropolitano de Merida.
Coming into the game on the back of a 5-0 win over Bolivia,...
A five-star Brazil continued their impressive start under new boss Tite with a 5-0 thrashing of Bolivia in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday.
The Neymar-led Brazilians scored four goals in the first half -- each more delightful than the next -- to secure the former Corinthians coach his third straight qualifying victory since taking over the national team.
And it was the Barcelona superstar who opened the scoring in the 11th minute. The Brazil No. 10, with one defender back, traded passes...
With eight rounds completed, Uruguay are the leaders of South America's World Cup qualification campaign, a point clear of Brazil and Argentina.
There is a traditional look, then, to the qualification table, with the top three places taken by the sides who between them share nine World Cup wins.
But part of the story of a fascinating night's action went the other way, stressing just how tight and well balanced things have now become in a gripping campaign. Because this was the night when Argentina...