WATCH: Coutinho stunner, Neymar have Argentina on ropes

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Brazil is inching closer to becoming one of the first qualifiers for Russia 2018 by belting Argentina on Thursday night.

And the goals are pretty classy.

First, there was Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, who scored a goal to recall Brazil’s best when he traced his way across the 18 before hammering a shot home.

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Then Neymar was played through on goal, and did what he does best with a classy finish inside the 18.

A win would push Brazil seven points clear of the interconfederation playoff spot and eight ahead of sixth-place Argentina.

Argentina hosts Colombia on Tuesday, then faces Chile and Bolivia in March.