PREVIEW: South American World Cup Qualifiers 2022: Brazil vs Argentina

On match day 6 of the South American World Cup Qualifiers, Brazil looks to avenge their loss to Argentina in the Copa Americana 2021 final in São Paulo.

Brazil and Argentina face off in a rematch of the Copa Americana 2021 final, when Brazil lost 1-0. The new edition of the “Superclásico de las Americas” between Brazil in Argentina will take place at the Neo Química Arena (previously Arena Corinthians) in São Paulo on Sunday, September 5th at 3:00pm ET.

 Brazil and Argentina both undefeated

Brazil has won all seven of their World Cup Qualifier games so far. Their most recent game against Chile was a tough 1-0 defeat and they’ll be looking to keep the streak going against Argentina. The team is led by Neymar, Casemiro, and Marquinhos, but they are missing several of their first-team players who compete in the Premier League as some of the English teams have forbidden their players to travel for the international games. Among the missing players are Thiago Silva, Ederson Santana de Moraes, and Richarlison. It was substitute Everton Ribeiro who scored the winning goal in the 64th minute of the game against Chile.

Argentina is led by superstar Lionel Messi. He and the team will be looking for an upset of Brazil at home. The top four teams will qualify automatically for the World Cup and the fifth will be decided by an inter-regional playoff game. Argentina has yet to lose a qualifier game either, with four wins and three ties. In their last game, Argentina defeated Venezuela 3-1. The team is mostly all in attendance, with Lautaro Martinez, Rodrigo De Paul, Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria, and Nicolas Otamendi playing, in addition to Messi.

Both teams will be looking to keep their undefeated status in tact when they play each other on Sunday. Currently, Brazil sit at the top of the table while Argentina is in second.

In their last ten games against each other, Brazil have won five, Argentina has won four, and one game was a tie. The most recent game was the Copa Americana final when Brazil lost 1-0.

Possible Brazil lineup:

Weverton, Danilo, Marquinhos, Éder Militão, Alex Sandro, Lucas Paquetá, Casemiro, Bruno Guimarães, Gabriel Barbosa, Neymar, Vinicius Junior

Possible Argentina lineup:

Emiliano Martínez, Nahuel Molina, Germán Pezzella, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolás Tagliafico, Ángel Di María, Rodrigo De Paul, Giovani Lo Celso, Guido Rodríguez, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martínez