Rivals from South America, Brazil, and Argentina will face off in a 2026 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night as they attempt to recover from unexpected losses the previous time around. Fifth in their qualifying group, Brazil will go into the match fresh from a 2-1 loss to Colombia, while Argentina, who is now atop the table, suffered a 2-0 loss at home to Uruguay.
Brazil vs Argentina
As Brazil prepares for its final 2023 match, it has been a year to forget. Brazil has not concluded a calendar year with a greater number of losses than victories since 1966 when they participated in three total games. As they compete in Rio against their fierce opponents and world champs, they are currently faced with that possibility.
In the eight games they have played so far in 2023, the Selecao Canarinha has only mustered a 3-1-4 record. In their last game, they played Colombia in Barranquilla, where they blew a 1-0 lead and lost 2-1 after surrendering twice in the last 15 minutes. It was their second consecutive loss. After beginning the qualifying campaign with a flawless two wins out of two, the wheels have come off.
In their last game, a 2-0 home loss to Uruguay, Argentina finally saw their long winning streak come to an end. Before hoisting the World Cup title, the Argentines had won eight straight. Furthermore, the Albiceleste outscored their opponents by a total of 20-0 while maintaining a clean sheet in each of those eight games.
With a 4-0-1 record and a total of 12 points, they are presently leading the qualification table by two points over Uruguay. Argentina would love to win here and cause more suffering for their opponents as they look to recover from their dramatic setback on Thursday.
Brazil will be hoping that a trip back to the Maracana will provide them with much-needed motivation, as they haven’t looked like themselves this year. Argentina could not have picked a better moment to take on their opponents, having had success against them recently. Brazil is in serious trouble and probably lacks confidence.
Even if Argentina lost to Uruguay at home, it might not be easy to get three points. La Albiceleste had won all eight of their games since winning the World Cup final in December before that, and a run of eight straight clean sheets was stopped by Uruguay’s opening goal in the 41st minute.
Argentina’s recent game, a 2-0 home loss to Uruguay, marked the final end of their long winning streak. Before that, the Argentines had won eight straight after winning the World Cup. Furthermore, in all eight of those games, the Albiceleste maintained a clean sheet despite outscoring their opponents by a total of 20-0.
Their record of 12 points puts them atop the qualification table with a two-point advantage over Uruguay in second place. As they look to recover from their terrible setback on Thursday, Argentina would love to cause more suffering for their opponents with a victory here.
Tip: Argentina to Win / Under 2.5 Goals
Argentina to win – ✅
Under 2.5 Goals – ✅
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