Brazil play Chile on Wednesday night, knowing they will maintain their proud record as the tournament’s only ever-present side, no matter the result.
Essentially that means the pressure is off… and Brazil can enjoy the experience of lining up against Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez, while Argentina struggle to qualify.
So, what better way to prepare for their match with Chile than with a game of head tennis between Brazil’s biggest names – Neymar, Dani Alves, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus.
The PSG pair lined up across the table from Premier League based stars Coutinho and Jesus in what was a truly pulsating contest:
A seleção brasileira é SA-CA-NA-GEM!
Tem que respeitar muito! pic.twitter.com/8w494o8Nkl
— Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) October 6, 2017
And it’s no wonder the foursome look so at ease…
Brazil are sitting comfortable at the top of the South American qualification table on 38 points, having lost just once in 17 matches.