3 things to watch out for in Brazil vs Argentina: World Cup Qualifier

Sivaramakrishnan S
|Published November 10, 2016

Since the time FIFA grouped Argentina and Brazil in CONMEBOL, the South American giants have had to compete in the same group for World Cup Qualifications. The neutral fans will have nothing to complain about this as this provides them with something interesting in an otherwise boring international break. Here are 3 things to watch out for in Brazil vs Argentina: World Cup Qualifier.

Date and Time: November 11, 2016. 5:15 am IST [Friday]

Venue: Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

TV Listing: Sony Six SD/HD (India)

Read on for 3 things to watch out for in Brazil vs Argentina.

Deadly combination of Firmino, Coutinho and Neymar

Picture Courtesy: thisisanfield.com
Picture Courtesy: thisisanfield.com

Brazil possesses a magnitude of options up front. In fact, this team has been acclaimed as be the best they’ve had in the recent decade. The Liverpool duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino has come off age and the fearless brand of football under Klopp has further enhanced their skills. Along with the electric Neymar, the trio has already wreaked havoc in the opposition camps. It will be interesting to see how the Argentinian defense contains them.

Battle of two new bosses

Edgardo Bauza
Edgardo Bauza

The new bosses, Edgardo Bauza and Tite have been in charge of Argentina and Brazil respectively for just four qualifiers each. While the latter has achieved a cent percent winning start, the former has struggled so far. Bauza has won just 1, drawn 2 and lost a game in the 4 games he has been in charge. This is the sternest test for both these managers in their latest assignments.

Messi vs Neymar

messi_with_neymar_junior_the_future_of_brazilA Brazil vs Argentina clash will provide the interesting battle of the Barcelona stalwarts clashing against each other. It should be noted that Messi was talked out of international retirement by the new manager.

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While Neymar’s Brazil already sits on top of the group, Argentina currently rests at 6th position. The top 4 get a direct entry to the world cup and the 5th one gets to play play-offs. Argentina’s next game against Columbia doesn’t offer easy points as well. This is likely to add more pressure to the visitors.

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Sivaramakrishnan S

Sivaramakrishnan S

I love sports. I’m currently pursuing MBA and despite the rat race that’s going on around me, I still like watching test matches. I'm passionate about Chelsea and CSK.

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