CONMEBOL World Cup 2022 qualifiers:

The second set of fixtures in the race to Qatar 2022 took place on Tuesday as Brazil continued its perfect start with beating Peru.

Iran PressAmerica: A Neymar hat-trick helped Brazil to a 4-2 win over Peru on Tuesday and a share of the lead with Argentina in South American World Cup qualifying.

Neymar scored twice from the spot and once in added time to lead Brazil, which twice rallied from behind.

Lionel Messi’s Argentina lineup topped Bolivia 2-1, scoring its first win in the altitude of La Paz since 2005, to also make it two victories from two starts in the round-robin group stage.

Brazil leads the standings with a superior goal difference after thrashing Bolivia 5-0 in Sao Paulo last week in its opening game.

Also on Tuesday, Colombia was held to a 2-2 draw at Chile, Uruguay lost 4-2 at Ecuador and Paraguay beat Venezuela 1-0 away with a goal by Gastón Gimenez in the 85th minute.

The South American section of the qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup has kicked off as CONMEBOL teams begin their road to Qatar that climaxes in March 2022.

The next qualifiers in South America will be in November. South America will have four direct berths in the 2022 World Cup. The fifth-best team can earn qualification through an intercontinental playoff.

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