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G. Maripán
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S. Vegas
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Éverton Ribeiro
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Match Stats

60% 39%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 4
Total Passes 577 374
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Brazil BRA Brazil 11 10 1 0 26 4 +22 31 W D W W W
2 Argentina ARG Argentina 11 7 4 0 19 6 +13 25 W W D W W
3 Ecuador ECU Ecuador 12 5 2 5 20 13 +7 17 D L W L D
4 Colombia COL Colombia 12 3 7 2 16 16 0 16 D D D W D
5 Uruguay URU Uruguay 12 4 4 4 14 17 -3 16 L L D W W
6 Chile CHI Chile 12 3 4 5 14 14 0 13 W W L L D
7 Bolivia BOL Bolivia 12 3 3 6 17 25 -8 12 W W L L L
8 Paraguay PAR Paraguay 12 2 6 4 9 17 -8 12 L L D W D
9 Peru PER Peru 12 3 2 7 10 19 -9 11 L L W L W
10 Venezuela VEN Venezuela 12 2 1 9 8 22 -14 7 L W L L L


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Thanks for joining us for this narrow Brazil win. Until next time, goodbye!
Arguments are continuing post-match, with Neymar centre-stage once again, but it will do Chile little good now. While Brazil are racing towards a place at Qatar 2022, they have just six points from seven games.
Brazil make it seven wins from seven after a hard-fought triumph in Chile! The hosts were the better side for long periods but struggled to create opportunities outside a first-half flurry. Ribeiro took his chance when it came in the second and that was enough to secure the points.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: Chile 0-1 Brazil
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90' + 6' Neymar is also carded for his role in the spat with Maripan.
G. Maripán
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90' + 6' Now Maripan goes into the book following a dispute with Neymar. The referee is trying desperately to keep this game under control.
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90' + 3' A Gerson booking has seemed a certainty ever since his introduction and it finally arrives in the 93rd minute for a trip on Valdes.
90' + 1' Bravo escapes! Strange goalkeeping from the veteran, who advances from his goal and loses the ball to Neymar. The Brazil forward should have an open goal but is quickly closed down by Chile defenders from all sides.
90' + 1' There will be a minimum of six added minutes. There is plenty of time for Chile to get an equaliser, but they are looking increasingly desperate.
S. Vegas
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87' Arias is still on the bench but enters the book for his protests following the incident in the Brazil box.
87' Chaos! Vidal goes down under a challenge from Casemiro just inside the box as Palacios plays the ball their way. The referee waves away appeals for a penalty, with Brazil breaking before Chile intervene with a foul of their own. Vidal stays down as Chile players hare after the referee, who appears to communicate with the VAR before deciding there is no infringement.
85' Frustration for Chile! Palacios fires in his free-kick from the right, which appears to deflect off three different Chile players before arriving at Vargas' feet on the left. He looks to centre and slips, instead knocking the ball behind for a Brazil goal-kick.
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84' Cynical from Marquinhos! Palacios makes good progress on the right and is about to charge into the Brazil box when the defender chops him down, collecting a yellow card.
L. Jiménez
I. Morales
83' Chile turn to the veteran Jimenez in search of a goal, with Morales unable to forge a breakthrough.
E. Pulgar
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82' Neymar has been arguing with a couple of Chile players, and the response comes from Pulgar, a rugged challenge from behind that earns a booking.
80' Chile are trying to force that final pass, and it is not working right now. Brazil look as though they should be capable of closing this game out.
I. Morales
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79' Morales gets Chile's first card as he steps over the ball into a high challenge on Alex Sandro and sees yellow.
Matheus Cunha
Gabriel Barbosa
78' Gabriel is off without having truly shone, with Cunha given an opportunity in his place.
D. Valdés
C. Aránguiz
78' Aranguiz makes way after dictating the play for 78 minutes. Valdes offers fresh legs.
77' Chile have Brazil penned in, but they are struggling to break the visitors down. The only clear opening of the second half saw the Selecao score.
75' Oh dear. Palacios gets the ball on the right and looks up to find only one team-mate in the middle, prompting him to instead lash a wild effort high and wide.
74' Poor pass! The pitch opens up in front of Vargas, with play now rallying from one end to the other, but the ball out right to Vidal is too strong and Chile have to start again. Aranguiz eventually fires in a shot, but it is from distance and held by Weverton.
72' Paqueta's shot is deflected, giving Brazil a corner from the left, which Neymar takes. Medel is underneath the initial cross, but Ribeiro delivers again towards Marquinhos. As a couple of minutes earlier, he attempts to get a shot away and miscues. Paqueta then runs the ball out of play when Chile are really under pressure.
70' Back come Chile. Vidal's quick feet in the area create space for a pass, which finds Vargas. He ignores Mena on the overlap, though, and instead fires in a shot, which is deflected up in the air for Weverton to claim.
C. Palacios
P. Díaz
69' Chile make their first change, with Palacios on for Diaz in an attacking switch.
68' Chile survive! Gabriel is fouled on the right and Neymar delivers the free-kick into the box. Chile cannot clear and Marquinhos does not give up on the ball, muscling through to forge a shooting opportunity, although his effort is tame and easily held by Bravo.
67' As if boosted by that nicely crafted goal, Brazil are now the side in the ascendancy. Chile need to rally.
66' Chile will wonder how they are losing this game, but they have been far less incisive in the second half. Aranguiz and Vidal continue to dictate play, but Isla and Vargas – key men in the first half – are now on the fringes.
Éverton Ribeiro
64' GOOOOOOAAALLLL!!!!!! BRAZIL LEAD! 1-0! Ribeiro fires in the opener after Chile are carved apart. A patient move on the right clicks through the gears as Danilo advances and squares towards Neymar, who flicks on to Ribeiro. A first-time pass back to Neymar creates space for a shot, which Bravo blocks but only as far as the waiting Ribeiro.
61' Tempers flare for the first time as Vidal and Neymar become involved in an argument, which continues even after the referee separates the pair.
59' Vidal wins a free-kick in the middle of the pitch and takes it quickly. Aranguiz spreads the ball wide to Mena, whose cross hangs in the air and just beats the advancing Vidal. Isla's volley is then blocked, but Chile are suddenly back on the front foot.
58' Now Casemiro's final pass lets him down! He seizes on a heavy touch from Pulgar and has Gabriel to his right and Neymar to his left but plays a ball straight down the middle, to a Chile defender.
57' Aranguiz is there again – this time in defence! Ribeiro takes a pass from Danilo in the area, turns and feints right to create a path to goal. But Aranguiz gets his body across the ball and wins a foul before the substitute can get a shot off.
55' This has not been Neymar's night so far. His final ball has too often been lacking, as it is again when he overhits a pass through to Gabriel. Pulgar's switch to Isla at the other end is far more impressive, but there is nobody in the box to meet his header.
51' Besides the Neymar chance, Brazil's attempts have been speculative at best – and Paqueta's latest wayward blast certainly falls into that category. Bravo watches it over the bar.
50' Vital block from Alex Sandro! Chile mix it up with a long ball from Bravo to Morales, but the play from there is wonderfully intricate. A square pass finds Vidal, who shapes to shoot but instead teases a pass into Aranguiz. The midfielder appears to have space inside the box to finish, only for Alex Sandro to lunge in.
46' Vargas and Chile get us back up and running for the second half!
Éverton Ribeiro
Vinícius Júnior
46' Ribeiro is also on at the break, with Vinicius making way.
Bruno Guimarães
46' There are two changes at half-time for Brazil. The first sees a debut for Gerson, replacing Guimaraes, who was on a booking.
Gabriel created the big chance for Neymar, but he has had just 14 touches – the fewest of any Brazil player alongside goalkeeper Weverton. With Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus absent, the number nine would undoubtedly hope to be more involved.
This has been a lively encounter, albeit without a clear-cut chance until Neymar raced through just before the half-hour mark. He blazed over, though, and Chile have since had the bulk of the opportunities, drawing a series of slightly unconvincing if ultimately effective saves from Weverton.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: Chile 0-0 Brazil
Bruno Guimarães
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45' + 2' Guimaraes earns the first booking of the game for a handball near halfway.
45' + 1' Chile are ending the first half on top, as they have been for most of it. There are two added minutes for them to find a breakthrough.
42' Action at both ends. A sloppy spell in the midfield third comes to an end as Vinicius drives forward and tees up Casemiro, but his shot is straightforward for Bravo. Then Chile attack down the right, only for Vargas to direct his drilled cross straight into the arms of Weverton.
40' Another save from Weverton! Aranguiz and Vidal are causing real problems for Brazil. They cannot disrupt the former, who knocks the ball wide to Mena, and the latter is a real goal threat, seizing on a pass and creating space to fire in another effort. Weverton just about parries.
37' This remains a very open game. Chile are pushing for a win they badly need, but that leaves space at the back for Neymar and Co to exploit. The Selecao have not quite clicked just yet.
35' Chile are piling on the pressure now, desperate for a goal before half-time. But Morales fouls Alex Sandro as the ball drops inside the area, letting Brazil off the hook.
33' No goal! Chile think they have a smartly constructed opener, but the flag is up and Morales is denied a first international strike! Vidal's cross is volleyed on by Mena for Morales to prod beyond Weverton, who takes another knock. Mena is clearly offside, though.
30' Great double save! Weverton is suddenly at the centre of the action! Vidal hammers in a free-kick, which the goalkeeper parries as far as Vargas, who heads goalwards but is also denied. The ball comes back into the box from the right and Weverton fumbles, but Brazil escape and then the keeper goes down for treatment.
30' Militao is furious. He goes down in an aerial challenge with Vargas, who does not attempt to jump, and is deemed to have fouled his opponent. It gives Chile a free-kick in a presentable position.
27' The first big chance! Brazil counter through Gabriel, who charges into the Chile half and finds Neymar all alone on the left. He takes his time, running onto the pass and shooting first time, but blazes over from just inside the box with only Bravo to beat.
26' And better from Isla! He delivers well this time and Guimaraes has to intervene, diverting the cross behind for a corner. Again, Chile work it smartly, but again a shot from the edge of the box is blocked.
25' This is a slightly better spell for Brazil. Neymar works room for an optimistic effort from outside the box that goes wide of the right-hand post.
24' Brazil are able to enjoy some possession in the Chile half, pinging the ball around on the left. That tempts a challenge from Vidal, who fouls Alex Sandro. Neymar delivers the free-kick, but the home defence stands tall.
22' Concern for Chile as Aranguiz requires treatment. He has been at the centre of everything they have done so far. He appears to be okay.
20' Weverton gives Vargas a little too much credit with this one! The Chile striker is a long way out when he lets fly, with the ball clearing the crossbar by a distance. The Brazil goalkeeper – usually third-choice – still launches into a full-length dive, though.
19' Chile are winning all the tackles. First, Neymar is surrounded on halfway, allowing the home side to attack. Then, when Vargas gives possession away, Vidal lunges in on Vinicius and gets the ball. The home crowd are enjoying this.
16' Vidal is the latest Chile player to attempt a speculative shot, which is both wayward and blocked. Brazil attempt to counter – their preferred form of attack so far – but a slack pass gives Chile control once more.
14' Chile have come back into this after Brazil's fast start. The hosts have bossed 60 per cent of the possession, with Aranguiz's 20 touches and 16 passes leading the way.
12' Again Isla gets in, fed by the influential Aranguiz, but Alex Sandro blocks his latest attempt at a cross. The corner is taken short, working room on the edge of the box for Pulgar's shot, which is charged down. The home side appeal for handball, but the referee is not interested.
9' Guimaraes wants a penalty! Chile appeal in vain for offside against Neymar, who cuts inside from the left and feeds Guimaraes in the box. He beats Maripan smartly and is then challenged, with the ball running behind for a corner as the referee waves away calls for a foul. The set-piece sees Paqueta nod over.
7' Chile need far better end product from Isla. He has got into a crossing position four or five times but is struggling to create anything. A sustained spell of Chile pressure comes to nothing as Vidal is offside on the same right flank.
5' Chile twice attack down the right and twice fail to break through, fortunate the first time Neymar's pass cannot then find Gabriel in the box after great work from Guimaraes.
3' Brazil are not messing around. They're moving the ball with great urgency early on. Chile, when they finally get a touch, attempt to slow the game a little.
1' What a start! Gabriel races down the right and squares towards Vinicius, who would have had an open goal had Diaz not hacked clear. Neymar's subsequent corner is nodded to safety.
1' Here we go! Visitors Brazil, in their change blue shirts, get us under way through Gabriel.
Vinicius has started 69 games for Real Madrid, but this is the first time he has been named in the XI for Brazil. It is his sixth cap and he is still waiting on a first goal.
Tite had to call up replacements for nine Premier League players unable to travel due to coronavirus restrictions, but he is still able to name an extremely strong side, headlined of course by Neymar. Midfielder Guimaraes earns just his second cap, as does Chile forward Morales.
Subs: Santos, Everson, Dani Alves, Miranda, Lucas Verissimo, Guilherme Arana, Gerson, Edenilson, Everton Ribeiro, Matheus Cunha, Hulk.
Brazil (4-4-2): Weverton; Danilo, Eder Militao, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro; Lucas Paqueta, Casemiro, Bruno Guimaraes, Vinicius Junior; Gabriel Barbosa, Neymar.
Subs: Gabriel Arias, Gabriel Castellon, Enzo Roco, Jean Meneses, Luis Jimenez, Diego Valdes, Nicolas Diaz, Claudio Baeza, Sebastian Vegas, Tomas Alarcon, Carlos Palacios, Marcelino Nunez.
Chile (5-3-2): Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Guillermo Maripan, Gary Medel, Paulo Diaz, Eugenio Mena; Arturo Vidal, Erick Pulgar, Charles Aranguiz; Ivan Morales, Eduardo Vargas.
Although Brazil have made a fine start, they will be eager to maintain their momentum ahead of a rematch of the Copa America final against rivals Argentina on Sunday.
Tite's men will put that flawless record on the line against a Chile side badly in need of a result, sitting seventh heading into this round of fixtures – two points behind the play-off place.
Brazil are quickly closing on a place at the finals in Qatar, having won each of their six matches so far in the qualification campaign.
Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of the 2022 World Cup qualifier between Chile and Brazil!