Uruguay vs. Argentina live score, updates, highlights from CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier
Lionel Messi will start on the bench as Argentina seeks to move one step closer to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup when it visits Luis Suarez and Uruguay.The Albiceleste (second place, 25 points) will have Lionel Messi start the game on the bench as the superstar makes his way back from hamstring and knee issues that kept him out of recent matches for his club team, Paris Saint-Germain. Uruguay (sixth, 16 points) will be depending on its superstar, Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez, for goals to move up the qualifying table in South America. Only the top four teams advance directly to Qatar, while the fifth-place team heads to a play-in series.
© AMANDA PEROBELLI / PANORAMIC Marquinhos here in duel with Colombian Luis Diaz, has become a mainstay of the Brazilian selection.
While Brazil-Argentina was interrupted in grotesque circumstances in September, the Argentina-Brazil meeting will take place as planned tomorrow night at midnight French time. The Brazilians, already qualified for the World Cup in Qatar, travel to San Juan to the west of Argentina to face a Albiceleste set to win his ticket. For several seasons now, the meetings between Argentina and Brazil are tinged with a strong Parisian accent. If Messi and Neymar, package for this match, don a suit of international star and share else, PSG other representatives play a vital role in their selections. Marquinhos
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: the captain, the true
PSG captain, captain selection. Marquinhos combines the mandates with the cuff around the arm. A new status for the central defender in a Seleção where the captaincy has toured recently. This task has successively fell to Neymar but also Casemiro, veteran Alves and obviously to the former Parisian Thiago Silva, who held this position for many years. The latter is full of praise about his student eventually surpass the master. " Marquinhos is part of one of the three best defenders in the world ," said he had the Copa America, won by Argentina in July. The coach Tite fumbled a long time before finding a reliable and consistent master and ultimately, the choice finally imposed itself. The head of the defense PSG now has 51 games with Brazil since the arrival of Titus. No player has played more games in the jersey Seleção since the appointment of coach. Symbol of the rise of Marquinhos selection after climbing the same ladder to PSG.
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Angel Di Maria, factor X
Like PSG, the attacking midfielder from Argentina tends to see his playing time erode selection. If there is no longer a holder in full force with the Albiceleste, his goal in the final of the Copa America last July against Brazil (1-0) proved that even at 33, he was still a player able to force the decision of a game. Moreover, the native of Rosario has started only two games as the holder during this competition, including the final. Certainly not a coincidence. " It has its own light. As Neymar, Messi or Mbappé. Di Maria is Di Maria. With his speed, his technique, his desire to have the ball, its availability, taken responsibility, its ability to combine with other ", described Gugnali Claudio, former deputy of the selection, in the columns of So Foot . In the last game of the Albiceleste, it was he who scored the only goal of the match on the field of Uruguay (0-1) . A perfect curling shot that allows Argentina to seriously glimpse the qualification to the World 2022.
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It'll be Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar leading the line for PSG in its return to Ligue 1 play at home against Nantes.A deflected shot by Messi and late curling strike by the Argentine star gave 10-man PSG the lead after Nantes equalized in the second half on the heels of a red card to PSG's starting 'keeper.
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hub He, however enjoys a power holder status in the Argentine midfield. If Mauricio Pochettino still seeking the ideal combination in midfield, Lionel Scaloni, the coach of the Albiceleste was found long ago. Rodrigo sides to De Paul (and Exequiel Palacios Giovani Lo Celso, according to the tactics), Leandro Paredes is part of the furniture of this selection. It must be said that the former Roma has this ability to instantly instill character in teams in which it operates. His aggressiveness, his intensity and his duel propensity to unpin his opponents make a feared player. Moreover, Lionel Scaloni was keen to convene the Parisian selection despite his hamstring injury. A decision that had the gift to annoy the PSG side but reflecting the importance of the player in the eyes of his coach. Returned to practice with the Albiceleste, Paredes should play a few minutes Tuesday night against Brazil but should not be part of the starting 11.
This Tuesday, Argentina will try to join his Brazilian opponent among the qualified for the World Cup 2022. While this qualifying campaign draws to a close, both selections will warmly thank their Parisian representatives.
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