SAO PAULO: Roberto Firmino scored twice and Marquinhos and Philippe Coutinho additionally bought on the scoresheet as Brazil hammered Bolivia 5-Zero of their opening World Cup qualifier in Sao Paulo on Friday.
Marquinhos put the house aspect 1-Zero up with a header after 16 minutes earlier than Firmino scored after 18 and 49 minutes, each occasions by getting on the tip of low crosses into the penalty field.
The fourth got here after 66 minutes, when a glancing contact from Rodrygo deflected off defender Jose Maria Carrasco’s shoulder and Philippe Coutinho accomplished the rout with a header seven minutes later.
The highest 4 groups within the 10-team South American group qualify immediately for Qatar 2022 and the fifth-placed aspect go into an inter-regional playoff.
Brazil now journey to Lima to face Peru on Tuesday, whereas Bolivia are at dwelling the identical day to Argentina, who opened their marketing campaign with a 1-Zero win over Ecuador on Thursday.

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