The FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers are underway and Brazil can have a degree to show once they meet arch rivals Argentina on the Maracana Stadium, which is able to kick-off at 6:00 am IST on Wednesday. The five-time World Cup winners have been struggling for type, and have misplaced twice and performed a draw of their final three fixtures. They are at the moment positioned fifth within the CONMEBOL standings.
Argentina, then again, have carried ahead their high-quality type from the FIFA World Cup held in Qatar and have misplaced simply as soon as since profitable the title. They’ve received 4 out of the 5 matches, with their solely defeat coming towards Uruguay. Despite the 2-0 loss, Argentina are positioned on the high of the desk.
Brazil’s largest star Neymar isn’t out there for the conflict as he’s nonetheless nursing his ACL damage, which he sustained in the course of the Brazil’s 2-0 defeat towards Uruguay. Lionel Messi, nonetheless, is obtainable and Argentine followers will hope to see their legend discover the nets in the course of the conflict.
Ahead of the encounter, we check out some key stats between the 2 sides:
The two nations have been concerned in 108 matches, out of which Brazil have received 45, and Argentina have received 40. 23 matches between the 2 have resulted in a draw.
H2H in WC Qualifiers:
The two have met 9 occasions in FIFA World Cup qualifiers, out of which Brazil have received 4, whereas Argentina have received twice. Three have resulted in a draw.
Last time Brazil beat Argentina: Copa America 2019 semifinal – July 3, 2019
Last time Argentina beat Brazil: Copa America 2021 closing – July 11, 2021
Other fascinating stat involving Brazil and Argentina
If Argentina handle to upstage Brazil, will probably be the latter’s first consecutive defeats towards Argentina in additional than 33 years. This occurred again in 1991, when Brazil misplaced 2-3 to Argentina within the group stage of Copa America after a 0-1 loss within the spherical of 16 of the 1990 World Cup.