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Internationals: Willian strikes

Willian netted his seventh international goal in a comfortable 2-0 win against Venezuela early this morning (Wednesday).

The result, their fourth straight win, moves Brazil to the top of the South American qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup. 

Willian returned to the starting XI in the absence of the suspended Neymar and it was from the wide right position he was deployed in that he scored Brazil's second goal soon after the interval. 

A deep cross from Renato found its way to our no.22 and he finished superbly, striking the ball back across goal from a tight angle and in off the post. 

Gabriel Jesus had opened the scoring early on after a mistake by the Venezuelan keeper and Brazil had little trouble seeing out the result, despite a 20-minute break caused by floodlight failure in Merida. 

Brazil's next qualifier is against Argentina in November. They lost to Paraguay while Uruguay's draw with Colombia allowed Tite's Brazil to go to the top of the 10-team group with eight games remaining. 

- You can catch up with what our players have been up to over the international break in this Twitter moment 

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