Brazil became the first side, other than hosts Russia, to book their place in the 2018 World Cup finals after a classy 3-0 win against Paraguay, with star man Neymar once again scoring a superb goal.
Under manager Tite, who replaced Dunga earlier on in the campaign, Brazil have returned to their swashbuckling roots, playing a trademark brand of free-flowing attacking football.
Paraguay were impressive early on, but on 34 minutes, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring with a fine effort after combining with Paulinho.
In the second-half, Brazil moved up the gears, with Neymar winning a penalty, only to see his effort easily saved by Antony Silva after a bloody silly run up.
However, just after the hour mark, Neymar made up for his spot-kick miss, running from inside his own half to net a magnificent solo goal (albeit via a slight deflection).
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Real Madrid full-back Marcelo made it 3-0 via a fine chipped effort to seal an impressive win for Brazil which sees them qualify for Russia after going nine points clear of second-placed Colombia.
Considering, Brazil were struggling in their qualifying campaign just a year ago, the transformation under Tite has been mighty impressive.
As for Neymar, he is edging ever closer to the footballing stratosphere currently reserved only for Messi and Ronaldo.