Brazil and Argentina are entering the field in the 2026 World Cup qualifying match this Friday morning. Argentina’s opponents Paraguay and Brazil will play against Venezuela in the match.
Lionel Messi will land at the Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires at 5 am. Brazil will play at 6:30 am on the same day. They will play the match at their home arena, Arena Pantanal Stadium. Both the matches will be broadcast live by FIFA, the governing body of world football. In a statement, the organization said that its own channel ‘The FIFA Plus Fast’ will show two matches.
It is not entirely certain whether Lionel Messi will play in the World Cup qualifier against Paraguay. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said, the most important thing is that Messi is fine. We are sure that he is capable of playing from the start of the match. Four days later we have another match. He may play 80 minutes against Paraguay and may not play against Peru. It is also possible that he can play full 90 minutes in both the matches.
Argentina’s well-known eleven will enter the field with Mc Allister, Julian Alvarez, Rodrigo Di Paul, Otamendi, Romero. The world champion and number one team in the ranking is unbeaten in the last 12 matches. However, Paraguay is not an easy opponent at all. The Albiceleste have won only once in their last 6 meetings with them.
However, Paraguay have lost 6 of their last 7 matches. In the qualifying round, they drew with Peru but lost to Venezuela. On the other hand, Argentina won the first two matches of the qualifying round.
Five-time world champion Brazil will enter the field one and a half hours after Argentina. The Seleção’s opponent is Venezuela. The 5-time world champions won 24 out of 29 matches with the team.
Neymar will make the record of playing the highest number of matches for the country. Dani Alves, who played 126 matches, will be left behind. In addition to Neymar, there are Rodrigo, Vinicius Jr., Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison in the attacking line. Rafinha, Edar Militaora are not in the team due to injury.
Brazil midfielder Casemiro said, a difficult match is waiting. We always respect our opponents. Although we are only thinking about ourselves, everyone in the team is looking forward to the field. Venezuela is considered by many to be the underdog of the CONMEBOL region. Ranked 5th in qualifying round. The 48-team World Cup will be guaranteed only if it is in the top six.