World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : Brazil beats Ecuador 2-0

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PORTO ALEGRE, Aug. 31, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (South American Qualifiers) : Brazil defeated Ecuador by a score of 2-0 (halftime: 0-0), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup (Qualifying Tournament) on Thursday night at the Arena do Grêmio in Porto Alegre.

Both teams held off against each other during the first 45 minutes of the game. 0-0 at half time. Everything was decided in the second period with goals by Paulinho ('69) and Coutinho ('76).

The result put the Brazilians top of the group with 36 points. Ecuador is 7th with 20 points. In their next game, Brazil will meet second-placed Colombia at the Arena do Grêmio on September 5, while Ecuador will face Peru.

Fixtures and Results : Qualifying Tournament

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Overview

Brazil at the World Cup

  • 5 titles (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
  • 20 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 21 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
  • Statistics: Champions (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) Runners-up (1950, 1998) Third Place (1938, 1978) Fourth Place (1974, 2014)

Ecuador at the World Cup

  • 3 appearances (first in 2002)
  • 15 participations in the qualifications (first in 1962)
2018 World Cup Poster
Brazil
2:0
Ecuador
2:0 (0:0)
  • 31 August 2017
  • 21:45
  • Porto Alegre

Qualifying Tournament

TeamPts
Brazil36
Colombia25
Uruguay24
Argentina23
Chile21
Paraguay21
Ecuador20
Peru18
Bolivia14
Venezuela7

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