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Argentina vs Ecuador: World Cup qualifier - how and where to watch - times, TV, online

All the information you need on how, when and where to watch the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying game as Argentina face Ecuador in Buenos Aires on 8 October.

Argentina vs Ecuador: World Cup qualifier - how and where to watch - times, TV, online

The Road to Qatar 2022 for Lionel Messi and the 'Albiceleste' starts tonight in Buenos Aires as Lionel Scaloni's side begin their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign at home to Ecuador. A game which fans in the US and Puerto Rico can watch on online platform Fanatiz.

The game will be staged at Boca Junior's 'La Bombonera' stadium but with no supporters in attendance given the grave nature of the situation relating to the Covid-19 pandemic in Argentina.

It's been approximately a year since Scaloni's men last played in a competitive game since the 2-2 draw against Uruguay in November 2019 with the coronavirus putting paid to all activity for Argentine football from March 2020 onwards at both international and domestic levels.

Argentina's first test comes in the shape of Ecuador managed by Gustavo Alvaro with the former Huracan and Boca coach hoping to spring a surprise on his return to 'La Bombonera'.

Scaloni is anticipated to feature a forward line of Lautaro Martinez, Lucas Ocampos and Messi and will demand an opening three points from his side ahead of next week's tricky away game in the altitude of La Paz against Bolivia.

What time does the Argentina vs Ecuador game start?

The FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying clash between Argentine and Ecuador will be played at La Bombonera stadium (Buenos Aires) with a local kick off time of 21:30 on Thursday, 8 October 2020, which is 02:30 CEST on Friday 9th.

UK/Portugal: 01:30 (9 October)

US (ET): 20:30

US (PT): 17:30

For everywhere else in the world, you can check here what time the game gets underway here.

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Where can I watch Argentina vs Ecuador?

If the match is set to be shown in your country, you can see here what channels and/or online platforms will show the Argentina-Ecuador clash.

Portugal: Sport TV 1

Qatar: beIN Sports 1   

US: Fanatiz