Argentina vs Brazil LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news for big World Cup qualifying match – latest updates

BRAZIL take on arch rivals Argentina in this World Cup qualifying clash with Lionel Messi and co. still looking to make it to Qatar.

The Brazilians are already through to next year's showpiece event and will be playing for personal pride this evening.

  • Start time: 11.30pm GMT
  • TV/Live stream: Premier Sports 1
  • Argentina XI: To follow
  • Brazil XI: To follow

Follow ALL the action with our live blog below…

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    BRAZIL STATS

    Brazil have already punched their ticket to Qatar ahead of the 2022 World Cup as they are top of the CONMEBOL qualifying table with six points separating them from second-placed Argentina.

    The Selecao will be looking for some revenge tonight as their rivals ended a two-year undefeated streak across all competitions last July in the Copa America Final.

    The Brazilians have returned to winning ways ever since that summer’s defeat as they have won five out of their last six matches, of which they have lost none.

    Tite’s men are also flying high in the World Cup qualifying phase as they are undefeated with 11 wins in 12 games

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    ARGENTINA STATS

    Argentina are second in the CONMEBOL 2022 World Cup qualifying table with a game in hand and six points adrift of high-flying Brazil.

    But a positive result against the Selecao could seal a place in Qatar as fifth-placed Colombia are 12 points behind.

    Lionel Scaloni's men should be feeling confident as they haven't lost a single match across all competitions since their 2-0 defeat to tonight's rivals in July 2019 during the Copa America semi-finals.

    Since then, Lionel Messi and co have been on a tear as they have won a total of 18 out of all their 26 games across all competitions

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    HEAD-TO-HEAD

    Argentina and Brazil's first ever Superclasico took place way back in 1914 during a friendly match that the former won comfortably with a score of 3-0.

    Since then, the two rival nations have faced off a total of 106 times with the Selecao winning a majority of 44 matches, compared to the Argentines' 40 victories across all competitions.

    The two sides have proven to be quite evenly-matched in their most recent encounters as the Albiceleste won five of their last 11 games, with Brazil emerging victorious another five times along the way.

    But Argentina come into this match with the most recent bragging rights as they beat their foes 1-0 in July’s Copa America Final thanks to Angel Di Maria’s winner

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    GOOD EVENING FROM ARGENTINA

    Welcome to our live coverage of the 2022 World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Brazil at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario.

    The two rival nations meet for the first time in the Superclasico since the summer’s Copa America Final, which saw the Albiceleste besting the Selecao and Lionel Messi winning his first ever international title.

    Argentine manager Lionel Scaloni received some criticism for his decision to call up team captain Messi due to a knee injury he suffered recently.

    But the Paris Saint-Germain superstar came off the bench to play for 15 minutes during last week’s 1-0 win at Uruguay.

    Therefore, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is fit enough and in contention to play in this major qualifier.

    However, it is still highly unlikely that the Barcelona legend will complete 90 minutes, which is no problem for Scaloni as he can also call upon the likes of Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and Juventus’ Paulo Dybala.

    Brazil manager Tite, on the other hand, will be without star man Neymar as the PSG superstar suffered a thigh injury during training.

    Real Madrid striker Vinicius Junior is the likeliest contender to replace the former Barcelona ace in attack.

    Real star Casemiro is also suspended due to an accumulation of bookings.

    Internacional’s Edenilson has been called up in his place, but Tite is likelier to play Liverpool’s Fabinho in the middle of the park

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