Defending champions Brazil qualified for the final stage of the Copa América Femenina after easing to a 4-0 win over Venezuela in Chile today.
Victory maintains Brazil’s perfect record in Group B, making it three wins out of three.
Mónica opened the scoring after 10 minutes at the Estadio Municipal Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso in Coquimbo.
Beatriz Zaneratto found the net either side of the break to end the match as a contest and the win was sealed when five-time FIFA World Player of the Year Marta scored her first goal of the tournament eight minutes from time.
Brazil join Group A winners Colombia in qualifying for the competition’s last stage, due to begin on Monday (April 16) and which will be a round-robin tournament between the winners and runners-up from the first phase.
Today’s other match in Group B, held at the same venue earlier in the day, saw Bolivia secure their first win by beating Ecuador 1-0.
Janeth Morón’s successfully-converted penalty in the 68th minute proved to be the difference.
Defeat for Ecuador means they have finished bottom of Group B without picking up a single point.
Action in Chile is due to continue tomorrow with the final round of Group A matches at the Estadio La Portada in La Serena
Paraguay face Uruguay, while Peru go up against Chile.
Group B is scheduled to conclude on Friday (April 13) with Argentina meeting Venezuela and Bolivia doing battle with Brazil.
The tournament winners will qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
The second team will also qualify for the World Cup and Pan American Games but will only be given an Olympic qualification play-off spot, where they will come up against an African team.
The third-place team will be given a World Cup play-off place, where they would face a team from the Americas, and a spot at Lima 2019.
The team bottom of the final table will be out of Olympic and World Cup contention and will have to settle for just a slot at the Pan American Games.