Argentina vs Brazil: preview, times, TV and how to watch online
Argentina can book their ticket to Qatar when they host already-through Brazil in CONMEBOL 2022 World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.
Argentina vs Brazil: preview
Argentina have the opportunity to join already-qualified Brazil at the 2022 World Cup when they face Tite’s men in San Juan on Tuesday evening.
The two-time World Cup winners will reach their 12th straight finals if they beat the Seleção and any two of Chile, Colombia and Uruguay fail to win. A draw will also be enough for the hosts if any two of Chile, Colombia and Uruguay lose.
Argentina sit second in CONMEBOL’s qualifying group, six points behind Brazil, who confirmed their place at Qatar 2022 when they beat the Colombians on Thursday.
Chile occupy the fourth and final automatic qualification spot, while Colombia in fifth would go into the play-offs as things stand, with Uruguay in sixth missing out altogether. They’re all 12 points behind Argentina with five matchdays to go, so Lionel Scaloni’s men will take an unassailable lead over fifth place on Tuesday if they increase their points advantage over two of La Roja, Los Cafeteros and La Celeste.
Argentina are unbeaten in their last 26 games - a run that stretches back to July 2019 - and have won their past two meetings with Brazil.
As for the Brazilians, their only defeat in their last 20 matches was one of those Argentina victories - La Albiceleste's 1-0 win in July’s Copa América final, as the Argentinians ended a 28-year wait to lift the South American title.
Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of Tuesday's clash with a thigh problem, but Argentina boss Scaloni has confirmed that the Paris Saint-Germain star's club-mate, Lionel Messi, will play for the home side.
Messi missed PSG's last two games with knee and hamstring issues, before featuring for 15 minutes in Argentina's 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Uruguay last week.
What time does Argentina vs Brazil start?
The CONMEBOL 2022 World Cup qualifying match between Argentina and Brazil will kick off at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan, on Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 8:30pm local time (ART).
In the US, that’s 6:30pm ET and 3:30pm PT. In the UK, that's 11:30pm (GMT).
Find out what time Argentina vs Brazil starts wherever you are in the world.
Where can I watch Argentina vs Brazil in the US and the UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting Argentina vs Brazil:
US: Fubo Sports Network
UK: Premier Sports 1, Premier Player HD
Argentina vs Brazil: live AS English coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of Argentina vs Brazil with AS USA. Dane Arlauckas will be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through all the action in San Juan.