Leeds winger Raphinha helped Brazil to battle again to a 3-1 win over Venezuela after coming off the bench for his worldwide debut.
The 24-year-old, who withdrew from a squad in September as Premier League golf equipment blocked gamers going to high-risk Covid areas, arrange two objectives.
“Tite requested me to do what I did with Leeds,” mentioned Raphinha, referring to Brazil’s coach.
“I do not suppose I let him, nor my team-mates, nor the Brazil followers down.”
Brazil trailed 1-0 at half-time in Caracas after Eric Ramirez’s purpose for the hosts, elevating the opportunity of the five-time World Cup winners dropping to Venezuela for the primary time in 18 qualifying matches for the event.
Nevertheless Tite introduced on Raphinha instead of Everton Ribeiro at half-time and, aided by fellow second-half substitutes Vinicius Jr and Antony, he turned the sport round.
Raphinha’s nook was headed in by Paris St-Germain defender Marquinhos for the equaliser on 71 minutes earlier than Gabriel Barbosa scored a penalty to place the guests forward.
Deep into stoppage time, Raphinha whipped in a cross for Ajax’s Antony to make the sport secure.
“I used to be actually anxious to make my debut and after I wasn’t allowed to return the primary time I obtained much more anxious to be right here and put on a Brazil shirt,” Raphinha added.
“So I believe that I gave my finest and it was good for me individually and to assist my team-mates on the pitch.”
Paraguay deny Messi and Argentina
Argentina couldn’t break down Paraguay of their World Cup qualifier regardless of having fun with the vast majority of possession in Asuncion.
The guests have been with out Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez in assault and initially struggled to create clear-cut probabilities earlier than the sport opened up within the second half.
Joaquin Correa missed the most effective of Argentina’s finest probabilities whereas Messi curled a free-kick simply huge.
Paraguay got here closest to a purpose when Carlos Gonzalez blazed over from shut in with simply two minutes remaining.
On the ultimate whistle, followers invaded the pitch to attempt to take selfies with Messi within the wake of the stalemate.
Brazil, who’ve received all 9 of their qualifiers, and Argentina fill the highest two positions in South American qualifying on the halfway level of their campaigns to make subsequent 12 months’s event in Qatar.
The highest 4 groups will undergo to the finals robotically.