South America’s football titans Argentina and Uruguay will clash in a Group B match of Copa America 2021 at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brazil on Friday, June 18. This match brings Lionel Messi face-to-face with his former Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez.
“They (Argentina) are very strong up front but I can also make use of the frailties that every team has,” Suarez said in the pre-match press conference.
“With Leo (Messi) I have a friendship. But, obviously, on the pitch, there is no friendship. It's the same as when I had to face him playing against Barcelona and against Argentina," the 34-year-old Suarez added.
Two of the most successful teams in the Copa America tournament, the Uruguay football team has won the title 15 times while Argentina have won the championship 14 times.
The Argentina football team started its Copa America campaign with a 1-1 draw against Chile, with Messi being the goalscorer for La Albiceleste. Uruguay are yet to begin their campaign. Watch Argentina vs Uruguay live in India!
Argentina vs Uruguay head-to-head in football
Uruguay lead the head-to-head record quite comprehensively at 87-57 in the most played derby of football history. There have been 45 draws between them. While Argentina’s last win over Uruguay came in 2016, Uruguay have last beaten Argentina in 2013.
Argentina team news and injury updates
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni comes to the match with a fully fit squad brimming with superstars in the attack. The team has no notable injuries or suspensions to be concerned with ahead of the crunch clash.
Uruguay team news and injury updates
Uruguay come to the match with no injuries and suspensions as well. The side, however, has remained winless in their last three matches and fans would expect strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani to deliver.
Where to watch Argentina vs Uruguay live in India?
Argentina vs Uruguay Copa America 2021 match will be telecast live at 5:30 AM IST on SONY TEN 2 HD and SONY TEN 2 SD TV channels in India, on Saturday, June 19.
Live streaming of Argentina vs Uruguay match will be available on SonyLIV and Jio TV.
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