The BRA vs ARG football match is scheduled to start at 6:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time) on Wednesday.
The Argentina football team, led by Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, will have fond memories of the Maracana Stadium. La Albiceleste, courtesy of a first-half strike from Angel Di Maria, defeated Brazil for the Copa America title in September 2021 at the same venue.
Both Brazil and Argentina come into the contest on the back of defeats. Brazil were stunned 2-1 by Colombia while Argentina were blanked 2-0 by Uruguay.
However, Argentina still hold the pole position with 12 points (four wins, one loss) — two points ahead of second-placed Uruguay. Meanwhile, the Brazil football team is struggling at fifth with seven points (two wins, two losses, one draw) from as many matches.
The top six from the 10-team group, competing in home and away round-robin league format, qualify directly for the FIFA World Cup 2026 in the USA, Canada and Mexico. The seventh team will make the Inter-confederation play-offs.
Brazil will also have some concerns with injuries to their star players. The hosts will be without the services of Neymar, Casemiro and Vinicius Junior.
Lionel Messi is expected to start and will look to bring Argentina’s campaign back on track following a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay.
Where to watch Brazil vs Argentina in FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers live in India
Live streaming of Brazil vs Argentina in FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers will be available on Fanatiz. The match will start at 6:00 AM IST on Wednesday. There is no telecast of the Brazil vs Argentina football match on any TV channel in India.
First appeared on olympics.com