Brazil seeks rematch against Argentina after runner-up in Copa America

Brazil seeks rematch against Argentina after runner-up in Copa America

Qualification for the World Cup in Qatar is already guaranteed and does not in any way reduce the weight of the Brazil-Argentina derby. This Tuesday (16), at 20:30 (GMT), the two South American teams will compete in the 14th round of qualifying, at the Bicentenario Stadium, in the Argentine city of San Juan. The match will be broadcast live national radio, With André Marquez narrating, Mario Silva’s comments and Mauricio Costa reporting, the news turned with Bruno Mendes.

The duel between the first and second places in the playoffs against each other. Brazil, unbeaten, leads with 34 points (11 wins and one draw) and has the best attack (27) and least leaked defense (four). Argentina also does not know what defeat is in the dispute and appears in second place with 28 points (eight wins and four draws).

Despite sealing Brazil’s life towards the cup, Tite closed out the last training session before the trip to Argentina, on Monday (15), and only fired the record number of warming pictures In the broadcast of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) channel on YouTube. On Sunday (14), the coach clarified the possible line-up he will send to the field on Tuesday with three news related to the team that beat Colombia 1-0 last Friday (12), at the New Coimica Arena in Sao Paulo: defender Thiago Silva. , defensive midfielder Casemiro (suspended) and striker Gabriel Jesus made way for Eder Militao, Fabinho and Matthews Cunha, respectively.

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The only difference in this squad will be Neymar, as the striker felt pain in the adductor muscle in his left thigh during training on Monday (15) and did not even travel to San Juan. A possible replacement would be Vinicius Jr, who also works on the left side. Thus, the national team must face Argentina with Alisson, Danilo, Eder Militao, Marquinhos and Alex Sandro. Fabinho, Fred and Lucas Paqueta; Ravenha, Matthews Cunha and Vinicius Jr.

From this potential team, four players were on the field in the last confrontation against Argentina, on July 10 this year, a bitter memory for the Brazilians. On that day, Brazil outperformed their biggest rival by a score of 1-0, in the Copa América decision, at the Maracana. Danilo, Marquinhos, Fred and Lucas Paqueta started in Rio de Janeiro, while Vinicius Jr. entered the second half, replacing Everton Cipollinha.

Angel Di Maria’s goal, still in the first stage, confirmed the first title for fellow striker Lionel Messi, wearing the Alfeceleste shirt. Coach Lionel Scaloni confirmed the Paris Saint-Germain (France) star as a key player. The No. 10 shirt has recovered from knee and hamstring injuries, which kept him out of the last two commitments of the French national team. And he kept it, as he played only 14 minutes in the 1-0 victory over Uruguay, last Friday, at the Campion del Ciglo stadium, in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo.

If Brazil is defeated, Argentina will be guaranteed in Qatar if sixth-placed Uruguay will not defeat Bolivia at the Hernando Siles Stadium, in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, also this Tuesday, at 17:00. The possible formation will be the same as in the Copa America final: Emiliano Martinez; Gonzalo Montell, Christian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi and Marcos Acuña; Leandro Paredes, Giovanni Lo Celso and Rodrigo de Paul; Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez and Angel Di Maria.

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The first meeting after the Copa America was scheduled for September 5, but the match at the New Coimica Arena was suspended by five minutes of ball rolling, after the National Health Monitoring Agency (Anvisa) and the Federal Police boycotted the match. And the decision was taken, according to Anfisa, because four players from the Argentine national team took to the field, even with the agency’s intention to comply with the isolation in the hotel. They allegedly failed to comply with Brazilian health rules to control the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, which state that “foreign travelers who have passed through the United Kingdom, South Africa, Northern Ireland and India in the past 14 days are prohibited from entering Brazil”.

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