Colombia hold Brazil 1-1

September 06, 2017
Colombia's Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring against Brazil during their 2018 World Cup qualifying match in Barranquilla, Colombia, yesterday. The match ended in a 1-1 tie.

Radamel Falcao scored a second-half header to salvage a 1-1 draw for Colombia against group leaders Brazil, earning an important point in qualification for next year's World Cup.

The draw yesterday in Barranquilla, Colombia, ended a nine-game winning streak for Brazil coach Tite, who had been perfect in qualifying matches since he took over a year ago.

Willian scored for Brazil in first-half stoppage time.

In other early matches in South America: Bolivia edged Chile 1-0, and Peru beat Ecuador 2-1.

Brazil have already qualified for the World Cup with 37 points in 16 matches. The other three automatic spots are still up for grabs, as is a possible fourth berth that could be gained in an inter-continental playoff.

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