As the qualification process for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar continues, Brazil and Argentina will go head-to-head in a highly-anticipated rematch of this year’s Copa America final.
Lionel Messi finally won the showpiece match this summer as Argentina triumphed against their heated rivals, who will be out for revenge in this qualifying match for next year’s World Cup.
Brazil currently top the South American standings on 21 points with seven wins from seven matches. Meanwhile, Argentina are in second place with 15 points, having won four and drawn three.
On Friday, Argentina were 3-1 victors against 10-man Venezuela, while Brazil secured a 1-0 win against Chile.
Here’s everything you need to know about the World Cup qualifier.
When is it?
The game will kick off at 8pm BST in Sao Paulo on Sunday evening.
How can I watch it?
In the US, fuboTV subscribers can stream the action live.
Premier Sports will also stream the match on their Premier Player.
What is the team news?
With Premier League clubs deciding not to let their players travel to red-list countries, Brazil’s squad is rather depleted; Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison, Thiago Silva, Fabinho and goalkeepers Ederson and Alisson will not be present.
Argentina, however, do have some Premier League players among their ranks, including Aston Villa pair Emi Martinez and Emi Buendia, and Spurs duo Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso.
Brazil: Weverton; Danilo, Militao, Marquinhos, Sandro; Ribeiro, Casemiro, Guimaraes, Vinicius; Barbosa, Neymar.
Argentina: E Martinez; Molina, Pezzella, Otamendi, Acuna; De Paul, Rodriguez, Lo Celso; Di Maria, Messi, L Martinez.
Brazil vs Argentina form guide and preview
Brazil head into this FIFA World Cup qualifier against Argentina on the back of a 1-0 win over Chile with Everton Riberio scoring the only goal of the match. On the other hand, Argentina head into this match on the back of a 3-1 victory over Venezuela. Lautaro Martinez, Joaquin Correa and Angel Correa all found the back of the net for Argentina, with Yeferson Soteldo scoring a consolation goal for Venezuela in the 90+4 minute.
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Brazil's form (all competitions): D-W-W-L-W
Argentina's form (all competitions): W-W-W-W-W
Brazil vs Argentina head to head record
Brazil heads into this match as the relatively more dominant side when it comes to the history of this fixture. The Seleção have won five of the 10 meetings between the two sides, with Argentina winning four and one match ending as a draw. The two teams last met in the Copa America 2021 final when Argentina won the match 1-0. Taking into consideration the recent form of the two teams, our Brazil vs Argentina prediction is a win for Argentina.
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Brazil vs Argentina team news
Brazil predicted starting line-up: Weverton, Danilo, Marquinhos, Eder Militao, Alex Sandro, Lucas Paqueta, Casemiro, Bruno Guimaraes, Gabriel Barbosa, Neymar, Vinicius Junior
Argentina predicted starting line-up: Emiliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina, German Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico, Angel Di Maria, Rodrigo De Paul, Giovani Lo Celso, Guido Rodriguez, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez
Disclaimer: The above prediction is based on our own analysis. The prediction does not guarantee a positive result.
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