Brazil Frustrated By Bolivia
2018 World Cup Qualifier Report: Bolivia v Brazil 05 October 2017
2018 World Cup Qualifier
Result: Bolivia 0-0 Brazil
Date: 05 October 2017
Venue: Estadio Hernando Siles
Brazil, who have already qualified for the 2018 World Cup, were held to a 0-0 draw by Bolivia at the Estadio Hernando Siles.
Despite having already qualified for the tournament next year, Tite named a strong side that included Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in attack.
Selecao threatened early on the first half with Neymar firing over the crossbar after just three minutes.
The visitors enjoyed most of the possession in the opening 20 minutes of the stanza but other than Neymar's early shot, they struggled to carve out clear-cut chances.
After 29 minutes in the match, Brazil were forced into a change as Thiago Silva came off injured. He was replaced by Marquinhos.
Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe was eventually called upon after the 30 minute mark, as he produced a couple of fine saves to deny Neymar and Jesus in the space of five minutes.
That proved to be the final bit of goal-mouth action of the half, as the sides went into the break goalless.
The second half started in the same fashion as the first, with both sides struggling make headway in the respective boxes.
Tite opted for a change on 66 minutes as Chelsea winger Willian replaced the in-effective Coutinho.
Bolivia carved out their first chance after 77 minutes as Marcelo Martins' looping header fell at the feet of Juan Arce, who volleyed over the crossbar.
Jesus then had a chance to secure three points for Selecao in the 87th minute, but the Manchester City star failed to direct his header on target at the far post.
Nevertheless, 0-0 was how the score remained at the full-time whistle as Brazil fail to win for the second straight qualifier.