Brazil vs Argentina preview: date, venue, K.O time, injuries, predicted lineup for the biggest grudge match in the game

Lionel Messi’s reunion with Luis Suarez didn’t go as planned for the World Cup winner or the Argentine squad. However, Argentina is poised to redeem their image as they prepare to face Brazil in the next leg of their World Cup qualifying journey.

Although Brazil is considered to not be in the strongest of form at the moment, with various stars like Vinicius ruled out due to an ankle injury and Neymar Juniour ruled out due to an ACL injury. However, Marquinhos has revealed that Brazil has a plan in place to stop Lionel Messi and their arch-rival, Argentina, on Wednesday.

Brazil vs Argentina date, venue, K.O time

Brazil and Argentina are set to clash in a highly anticipated World Cup qualifier. The iconic football matchup is scheduled to commence at 12:30 AM GMT, early on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at the renowned Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.


Brazil predicted lineup

The Selecao find themselves outside the top four automatic qualification spots in the CONMEBOL table as they prepare to host the reigning world champions in Rio de Janeiro. Their recent defeat to Colombia adds to the significance of this upcoming match.

Injuries pose a significant threat to Brazil’s campaign as they navigate the post-Tite era. However, securing a victory against their arch-rivals would be a crucial step in rebuilding their confidence and making a statement in the World Cup qualifiers.

Vinicius Jr. sustained an ankle injury in Brazil’s last qualifier game hence replaced by Joao Pedro of Brighton. On the other hand, Neymar jr who did not travel at all with the squad has been indifinitely ruled out for an ACL.

Endrick, set to join Real Madrid next year, made his debut against Colombia. Hence, he’s expected to play again. Meanwhile, the return of Gabriel Jesus to training after a hamstring issue provides additional depth.

Potential Brazil Starting XI: Goalkeeper: Alisson. Defenders: Emerson, Marquinhos, Magalhaes, and Lodi. Midfielders: Guimaraes, Andre, and Luiz. Forwards: Rodrygo, Martinelli, and Raphinha.

Argentina predicted lineup

It is very unlikely that Lionel Scaloni will make a significant change to the squad featured in the defeat to Uruguay last week. However, Lautaro Martinez may be introduced to the squad to replace Nicolas Gonzalez.

In the potential Brazil starting lineup, Julian Alvarez could switch into a wide area, but there are unlikely to be any further changes, with Rodrigo De Paul set to keep his position in midfield.

In the possible Argentina starting lineup, Emiliano Martinez could feature in goal, with a defensive line consisting of Molina, Romero, Otamendi, and Tagliafico. The midfield might see De Paul, Mac Allister, and Fernandez, while the attacking trio could include Messi, Lautaro Martinez, and Julian Alvarez.

Brazil vs Argentina H2H

The legendary football contest between Brazil and Argentina is set to take place in the early hours of Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. This World Cup qualifier is highly anticipated, marking the first meeting between the two teams in more than two years.

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Brazil has held a slight historical edge over Argentina in all their meetings over the years. In the 109 prior meetings across all competitions, Brazil has secured 43 victories, slightly surpassing Argentina’s total of 40 wins, with 26 draws between them.

With respect to the senior titles between them, Brazil has won 5 World Cup titles, 4 FIFA Confederations Cups, and 9 Copa América. Argentina has won 3 World Cups, 1 FIFA Confederations Cup and 15 Copa America titles.

Once again, the battle is on between these arch-rivals. Who will emerge victorious? Leave a comment with your predictions in the comment section.


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