Bolivia 0 – Brazil 0
Brazil were held to a goalless draw against Bolivia on Thursday night in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Bolivia are second bottom in the South American qualifiers with one match remaining.
As for Brazil, they have long secured their place in Russia next summer.
The hero of the match was Bolivian goalie Carlos Lampe, who made a string of sublime stops to keep Brazil at bay.
Neymar, Willian, Paulinho and Gabriel Jesus all saw efforts saved by Lampe in the stalemate in La Paz.
As for Bolivia, Diego Bejarano crashed a shot against the Brazilian crossbar from 30-yards out.
Neymar: ‘This is inhumane’
After the match in Bolivia, a couple of striking pictures were posted on social media.
As is well known, La Paz is one of the highest cities in the world. It’s situated 3,640 meters above sea level.
The air incredibly thin and breathing is no easy task.
After the Bolivia game, the Brazilian squad’s first port of call was to suck down oxygen from tanks.
The players were pictured in their complete gear, sitting on couches, with oxygen masks over their faces.
Neymar added the following message to his Instagram update: “Inhuman to play in such conditions. Field, altitude, ball … All bad.”
Brazil have 38 points after 17 games in the South American qualifiers. They complete their World Cup qualification group with a home match against Chile on Tuesday night.