Argentina, one step away from Qatar 2022, tonight plays the classic against Brazil in San Juan
Argentina, second in the South American Qualifiers, will receive this Tuesday the leader and already classified Brazil in San Juan in search of the passport to the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which could be consummated in this 14th. date by combining with results from other matches.
The South American super classic will have an unprecedented stage, the San Juan Bicentennial Stadium, which will have completed its capacity of 25,000 seats, a situation never before registered in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.
The match will begin at 8:30 p.m. with arbitration by Uruguayan Andrés Cunha and televising by Public TV and TyC Sports.
Argentina, which is unbeaten in 26 games, has 28 points, six less than Brazil, and if it defeats «Scracht», who also did not know defeat in the competition, it will depend on other favorable results on the date to secure in advance a place in Qatar.
To seal his passport, the team led by Lionel Scaloni will be able to expand its points difference with two of the teams totaling 16 units: Chile, Colombia and Uruguay.
So, in case of winning the classic, Argentina will have to hope that two of those three rivals do not do it or, if the game in San Juan ends tied, hope that they lose a couple of the same opponents and also that Peru does not triumph. .
All this without considering that FIFA’s resolution of the match with Brazil (0-0) is still pending, suspended last September at 5 minutes when delegates from the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) entered the field of play of the Arena Corinthians de San Pablo to prevent the participation of four Argentine footballers reported to have violated immigration regulations in a pandemic.
Argentina and Brazil met 9 times in the South American Qualifiers with 4 wins for the “Canarinha”, 2 for the “Albiceleste”, 2 draws and a suspended match.
Argentina: Emiliano Martínez; Nahuel Molina or Gonzalo Montiel, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi and Marcos Acuña; Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodríguez and Giovani Lo Celso; Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez and Ángel Di María. DT: Lionel Scaloni.
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Brazil: Alisson; Danilo, Marquinhos, Éder Militao and Alex Sandro; Fabinho, Fred and Lucas Paquetá; Raphinha, Matheus Cunha and Gabriel Jesús. DT: Tite.
Referee: Andrés Cunha (Uruguay), assisted by his compatriots Richard Trinidad and Nicolás Taran.
Stadium: Bicentennial Stadium (San Juan).
Start time: 20.30.
TV: Public TV and TyC Sports.