Brazil become the first side to qualify for the World Cup

Tite's side are at the top of the CONMEBOL qualification

Brazil become the first side to qualify for the World Cup

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Brazil have become the first side to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, after a 3-0 win over Paraguay in Sao Paulo on Tuesday night.

Tite's side are top of the COMNEBOL qualifying table, after his side won their their last eight games, including away wins over Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela and Ecuador. 

On Tuesday night, Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, Neymar and Mercelo all scored, to book the first flight to Russia for June 2018. 

While Brazil have qualified with four games to spare, Argentina are in danger in missing out on automatic qualification. After Lionel Messi was banned for four matches, Argentina lost 2-0 away to Bolivia in the altitude of La Paz.

Colombia, Chile and Uruguay are all currently with Brazil in the automatic qualifying positions. Both Colombia and Chile won on Tuesday night, after wins over Ecuador and Venezuela respectively. Uruguay lost 2-1 to Peru in Chile.

Fifth place in the COMNEBOL qualification campaign will end up playing the OFC winners in a two-legged play-off, most likely to be New Zealand.

After qualifying for the 2014 World Cup as the host, Brazil have impressed in qualification for the 2018 campaign. The team are only one point behind their qualifying totals from 2006 and 2010 respectively with four games left and have already beaten their 2002 qualification campaign by three points.