The continent's under-age heavyweights will meet in this year’s decider after the junior Selecao turned on the style against Bolivia.
Brazil came alive in the second half as they turned the screw to put three past their opponents without reply.
A win for
The first period was an even encounter where both sides had chances to break the deadlock, but wasteful finishing and good goalkeeping prevented either team getting their noses in front.
Most frustrated by the goalless first half was the onlooking
The Paraguayans and the Canarinha faithful were soon on their feet in the second half though as Lucho Nizzo’s team took control of the game and began to pepper Pedro Leanos’ goal with shots.
Five minutes into the second period,
Leanos was beaten to the ball by Dodo and the left-back’s scuffed shot bobbled over the line to give his side the lead.
Felipinho was again involved in
The attacker’s run down the left was capped off with a drilled cross which left
The Selecao Sub-17 scored their third of a rampaging 15-minute, second-half spell after a succession of corners lead to a mistake from Leanos.
The Bolivian goalkeeper reached
Despite being a defender, the right-back lived up to his Brazilian namesake of 1,000 goals and powered home his finish from close range.
The game stayed lively until the end as Nizzo encouraged his players forward while
With the score remaining 3-0 at the final whistle,
Brazil can now put their feet up and look forward to the final as they are guaranteed, at very least, their ninth top-two finish in the 13th edition of the Sudamericano Sub-17 championships.
Goals: Dodo 50,
Tim Sturtridge, Goal.com