The euphoria to see the Argentina Selection does not stop and this Sunday they saw more than four kilometers in line to get a ticket, at the El Villicun racetrack in San Juan. But there is a detail: sale starts Monday at 9.
With the three points pocketed in Montevideo, after a lackluster victory over Uruguay (1-0), the Argentine national team is excited about a round possibility: closing the qualification for the Qatar 2022 World Cup on Tuesday in the superclassic against Brazil to a full stadium in San Juan.
Argentina is comfortable in the Qualifiers for Qatar 2022
The champion of America marches steadily towards the first World Cup in the Middle East, whose ticket you can secure a year before as long as you receive the nod of other results on the fourteenth date of the South American Qualifiers.
Brazil, the first team on the continent to ensure its presence in Qatar, leads the competition undefeated with 34 points and Argentina is ranked as a shooting guard with 28, above Ecuador (third with 20), Chile (fourth), Colombia (fifth) , Uruguay (sixth), all three with 16, and Peru (seventh with 14).
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To seal his passport on the next day, Lionel Scaloni’s team will be able to expand its points difference with two of the teams that have 16 units: Chile, Colombia or Uruguay.
So, in case of winning the superclassic, Argentina will have to hope that two of those three rivals do not do it or, if the game in San Juan ends tied, hope that they lose a couple of the same opponents and also that Peru does not triumph. .
Thus, the “Albiceleste” would remain unattainable for the team that ends the date located in the playoff zone and therefore would make a passage to the World Cup with four handicap games that shows 7 of its 10 participants in a tough dispute for the last two places direct and repechage.
Argentina defeated Uruguay and is heading to the World Cup (Photo: Reuters).
Argentina – Brazil, for the Qualifiers in San Juan
The South American superclassic It will be played at the Bicentenario stadium from 8:30 p.m. with arbitration by Uruguayan Andrés Cunha; Uruguay will be visiting Bolivia in La Paz (17:00), Peru will play with Venezuela in Caracas (18:00); Colombia will host Paraguay (20:00) and Chile will close the program against Ecuador in Santiago (21:15).
If the classification does not take place this Tuesday, Argentina will have four new opportunities to do so until the end of the Qualifiers against Chile (V), Colombia (L), Venezuela or Ecuador (V).
All this without considering that FIFA’s resolution of the match with Brazil (0-0) is still pending, suspended last September at 5 minutes when delegates from the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) entered the field of play of the Arena Corinthians de San Pablo to prevent the participation of four Argentine footballers reported to have violated immigration regulations in a pandemic.
In the Argentine Football Association (AFA) they hope that the ruling of the Disciplinary Court will be favorable, so those eventual points could be decisive for the objective of the classification if it is not achieved before on the field of play.
How could Argentina form against Brazil
The greatest expectation for Tuesday, regarding the formation for the superclassic, surrounds the Argentine captain Lionel Messi, who on Friday entered at 30 minutes of the second half to replace Giovani Lo Celso.
Scaloni will have to solve in three practice if he returns the ownership to the star of Paris Saint Germain instead of the Córdoba-born Paulo Dybala or if he keeps him on the substitute bench so as not to risk his physique. Messi, 34, arrived at this call without action since October 29 when he was replaced at halftime with Lille.
Since then, he has missed matches against Red Bull Leipzig of Germany and Girondins of Bordeaux and traveled to Madrid to be treated for his hamstring and left knee pain.
Once incorporated into the Argentine squad, the 10th worked progressively and gave good signs of his recovery, but Scaloni decided to preserve him in the classic River Plate in what was speculated as a gesture of goodwill towards the PSG board, upset by the departure of the Argentine in the current physical conditions.
A probable starting eleven to host Brazil is as follows: Emiliano Martínez; Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolás Otamendi and Marcos Acuña; Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodríguez, Giovani Lo Celso; Messi, Lautaro Martínez and Ángel Di María