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With a convincing 3-0 victory over Paraguay on Wednesday, Brazil have been the first team aside from Russia to qualify for the FIFA 2018 World Cup.
Goals from Coutinho, Neymar, and Marcelo secured the trip to Russia next year. They qualify with four games in hand in the competitive CONMEBOL region.
The five time world champions ranked 2nd in the world by FIFA will be looking to forget their defeat on home soil last time in 2014 to Germany in a soul wrenching 7-1 defeat.
Colombia, Uruguay, and Chile are currently positioned for automatic qualification in the region with Argentina facing a potential inter-confederation play-off match is positions remain the same. Both Colombia and Chile must still play Brazil again.
mos.ru reports A 737m ropeway over the Moskva River will be launched ahead of next years FIFA World Cup to link the observation deck near Moscow State University and Luzhniki Stadium.
Marat Khunsnullin, deputy Moscow mayor for urban development and construction said “Workers are now providing monolithic foundations for the cableway supports. This is being done at a good pace and will be completed on time".
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Ruptly is reporting that Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium is almost ready to host games.
Workers are putting the finishing touches on the stadium as well as tourist and transport facilities.
Sochi is one of four cities hosting the FIFA Confederations Cup later this year.