The Brazil national football team will host arch-rivals Argentina in their upcoming FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers clash at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The BRA vs ARG match will start at 6:00 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Wednesday, November 22.
Under head coach Fernando Diniz, Brazil will look to return to winning ways after going down 1-2 to hosts Colombia in their previous FIFA World Cup qualifying game at the Estadio Metropolitano in Barranquilla.
Star forward Gabriel Martinelli gave Brazil an early lead in the fourth minute before Luis Díaz netted a brace in the second half to power Colombia to a stunning victory at home.
Fernando Diniz-led Brazil have been inconsistent in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers, having registered two wins, one draw and suffered two defeats.
With seven points from five games, Selecao are currently placed fifth in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Conmebol standings.
On the other hand, the Argentina national football team will look to bounce back after succumbing to their first defeat in the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers in their last game.
The reigning World Cup champions lost 0-2 to in-form Uruguay at the La Bombonera in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ronald Araujo and Darwin Núñez scored a goal each to end Argentina’s four-match winning streak in the ongoing qualifiers.
Despite the defeat, Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina remain at the top of the World Cup Qualifiers Conmebol standings with 12 points from five matches, two points ahead of second-placed Uruguay.
Meanwhile, Brazil have suffered a massive blow as attacker Vinicius Junior will miss the Argentina game due to a hamstring injury.
Furthermore, the likes of Neymar, Casemiro, Richarlison, Ederson, Danilo and Eder Militao are also unavailable for the crucial clash.
For Argentina, right-back Gonzalo Montiel is doubtful as he is currently nursing a calf injury.
Brazil vs Argentina football head-to-head
Brazil have a superior head-to-head record against Argentina in international football. The five-time FIFA World Cup champions have won 46 of the 113 matches that they have played against each other so far. Argentina have registered 41 victories while 26 matches have ended in draws.
The last time these two sides met, Brazil and Argentina played a goalless draw in a FIFA World Cup qualifier clash at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario in Argentina in November 2021.
Where to watch Brazil vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers live in India?
Live streaming of the Brazil vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers will be available on the Fanatiz app and website.
There will be no live telecast of Brazil vs Argentina FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers on any TV channel in India.
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