Reigning world champions Argentina will square off against Bolivia in their upcoming FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers clash at the Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz, Bolivia. The BOL vs ARG match will start at 1:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Wednesday, September 13.

Under head coach Lionel Scaloni, Argentina began their FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Ecuador at the Estadio Mas Monumental in Buenos Aires.

Argentina national football team captain Lionel Messi produced a moment of magic as he netted a sensational free-kick to help La Albiceleste bag full points from the Ecuador match.

With three points on the board, Argentina are currently placed third in the CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers standings. 

On the other hand, the Bolivia national football team will aim to bounce back after succumbing to a 1-5 defeat against heavyweights Brazil in their FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers opener. 

Brazilian duo Rodrygo and Neymar scored a brace, while Raphinha also added his name on the scoresheet. For Bolivia, Víctor Ábrego netted the solitary goal.

Having suffered a heavy loss, Bolivia are languishing ninth in the qualification standings. 

Meanwhile, talisman Messi could start on the bench after picking up a knock in their previous outing. 

Angel Di Maria and Julián Álvarez are expected to replace Nico González and Lautaro Martinez in the starting XI.

For the hosts, Luciano Ursino could be slotted in the midfield against a star-studded Argentina outfit. 

The likes of Guillermo Viscarra, Diego Medina, Jairo Quinteros, Adrian Jusino, Marcelo Suarez and Roberto Fernandez are expected to play a pivotal role for Bolivia.

Bolivia vs Argentina football head-to-head

Argentina have an impressive head-to-head record against Argentina in international football. La Albiceleste have won 30 of the 42 matches that they have played so far. Bolivia have registered just seven victories, while five matches have ended in draws.

Lionel Messi netted a hat-trick to power Argentina to an emphatic 3-0 win over Bolivia during their FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers in September 2021.

Where to watch Bolivia vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers live in India?

Live streaming of Bolivia vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers will be available on FIFA+ app and website in India.

There will be no live telecast of Bolivia vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers on any TV channel in India.

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