World Cup qualifiers: Brazil defeated Uruguay by 2-0

Even without Brazilian star Neymar Jr, Brazil continued their dominance of Uruguay in Montevideo.

Brazil continued their perfect start to World Cup qualifying with a 2-0 win over Uruguay in Montevideo on Tuesday.

First-half goals from Arthur Melo and Richarlison lifted a Neymar-less Brazil to a fourth straight win to begin their 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Uruguay, who were without Luis Suarez after the forward’s positive coronavirus test, hit the crossbar twice in the first half before their chances took a further hit when Edinson Cavani was sent off in the 71st minute.

Arthur broke the deadlock in the 34th minute with his first International goal, the midfielder receiving a pass from Gabriel Jesus before seeing his 20-yard effort take a huge deflection and wrongfoot goalkeeper Martin Campana.

A short corner led to an unmarked Richarlison getting on the end of a Renan Lodi cross to head in to double the lead in the 45th minute.

The result extended Brazil’s unbeaten run against Uruguay to 11 matches.

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