Brazil welcomes Argentina on Sunday from 4pm (GMT) at the New Coimica Arena, in Sao Paulo, in search of a victory that will allow them to preserve the perfect season they have been performing so far in the World Cup qualifiers, as well as get a rematch for the team they He won the title of the last edition of the Copa America.
The Brazilian team arrived packed full of confrontation, occupying the first place in the rankings with 21 points, after seven victories in seven matches. And the last victory, Thursday (2), was achieved over Chile, with a score of 1-0, in the match that was held at the Monumental Stadium in Santiago.
However, if the team led by coach Tite added important points in the competition, even with questionable football, Argentina also reached a very positive moment. The team led by Lionel Scaloni is second in the standings with 15 points and comes from a 3-1 victory over Venezuela.
An additional element will be the match in São Paulo, which will be the first between the teams since the Copa America final, which Argentine star Lionel Messi’s team won thanks to a 1-0 victory at the Maracana on July 10.
Goalkeeper Weaverton, who was not in the final of the last Copa America, but was one of the highlights in Brazil at the expense of Chile, knows very well the importance of the match against Argentina: “It will definitely be a great match. Argentina national team and squad I think it will be a good and open match. […]. It’s a classic game, a big conflict, and we hope to play a good game and win another game, and that’s our main goal.”
Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez also highlighted the importance of the match, saying after the victory over the Venezuelans: “The match against Brazil will be beautiful. It is unique matches and we will prepare ourselves in the best possible way.”
Where do you watch the Brazil-Argentina match?
Globo, SportTV, GE (globoesporte.com)
Probable team from Brazil
- Danilo, Militao, Lucas Verissimo and Alex Sandro;
- Casemiro, Gerson, Everton Ribeiro and Lucas Paqueta;
- Neymar and Gabigol.
Argentina likely lineup
- Emiliano Martinez
- Molina, Romero, Otamendi and Aconia;
- de Paul, Paredes, Lo Celso;
- Messi, Lautaro Martinez and Di Maria.
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