Brazil qualify for 2018 World Cup following victory over Paraguay

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The Samba Boys advanced to the finals with four games to spare thanks to goals from Philippe Coutinho, Neymar and Marcelo on Tuesday.

The victory, combined with a 4-1 win over Uruguay last week, sees Brazil open up a nine-point lead over closest rivals Colombia. 

The top four South American nations will feature at Russia 2018, with the fifth to contest a play-off with an Oceania opponent.

Brazil - a record five-time world champions - are the only country to compete in every edition of the global showpiece.